Range Meat Clerk Meat Essentials Certificate (RMC101)

The Range® Meat Clerk Meat Essentials Certificate includes 5 courses and covers exemplary customer service and understanding of meat basics knowledge, along with characteristics of primals and subprimals, recognition of the various types of cuts in the meat case, and instruction on how to use meat as an ingredient (slices, cubed, ground meats).

As a student you will have the opportunity to learn skills and earn 25 competency badges by completing the course work, answering knowledge check questions, viewing videos, solving jigsaw puzzles and utilizing study aids. Complete each course and pass the course quizzes with a minimum of 80% accuracy to earn the Range® Meat Clerk Meat Essentials Certificate.

After earning the Range® Meat Clerk Meat Essentials Certificate, you will be eligible for the Range® Meat Clerk Cuts & Features Certificate, and finally the Range® Meat Clerk Cooking Methods & Preparation Tips Certificate. The goal is to earn all 3 Range® Meat Clerk Certificates and achieve the title of Range® Meat Clerk. Photo Credit: © Tyler Olso

Meat Clerk Customer Service

Earn Range® Meat Clerk Customer Service competency badges by completing the Meat Clerk Customer Service course.


Earn Range® Meat Clerk Customer Service competency badges by completing the Meat Clerk Customer Service course.

Skills

  • Students will learn the basics of customer service, how to dress for success, good body language, cut recommendations and basic food handling tips.

Course Activities & Aids

  • Customer Service Meter
  • 2 Competency Badges

Course Assessment

  • Customer Service Meter

Animals in Agriculture

Earn Range® Animals in Agriculture competency badges by completing the Animals in Agriculture course.


Earn Range® Animals in Agriculture competency badges by completing the Animals in Agriculture course.

Skills

  • Students will learn the basics of meat production and key terms associated with how these animals are raised in modern agriculture.

Course Activities & Aids

  • Animal Basics Meter
  • 6 Competency Badges

Course Assessment

  • Animal Basics Meter

Author:  Kari Underly

Photo Credits:  © Adobe Stock

Meat Basics

Earn Range® Meat Clerk Meat Basics competency badges by completing the Meat Basics course.

Earn Range® Meat Clerk Meat Basics competency badges by completing the Meat Basics course.

Skills

  • Students will learn the difference between USDA Meat Inspection and USDA Quality Grades.
  • Students will learn the top three quality grades.
  • Students will understand the difference between exercise muscles (primals) vs. support muscles (primals) and their impact on cooking recommendations.

Course Activities & Aids

  • Knowledge Check Questions
  •  Videos
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Study Guides
  • 7 Competency Badges

Course Assessments

  • Knowledge Check Questions
  • Meat Basics Quiz

Author:  Kari Underly

Photo Credits:  © Range® Inc., © The Beef Checkoff, © American Lamb Board, © Jennifer Marx Photography,© Certified Angus Beef, © Adobe Stock Art


Types of Cuts in the Case

Earn Range® Meat Clerk Types of Cuts in the Case competency badges by completing the Types of Cuts in the Case course.

After earning the Range® Meat Clerk Meat Essentials Certificate, you will be eligible for the Range® Meat Clerk Cuts & Features Certificate, and finally the Range® Meat Clerk Cooking Methods & Preparation Tips Certificate.

The goal is to earn all 3 Range® Meat Clerk Certificates and achieve the title of Range® Meat Clerk.


Earn Range® Meat Clerk Types of Cuts in the Case competency badges by completing the Types of Cuts in the Case course.

Skills

  • The student will learn to identify cut types of beef, pork, lamb and chicken.
  • The student will be able to recommended cooking methods, and understand cut thickness and portion sizes.

Course Activities & Aids

  • Knowledge Check Questions
  • Study Guides
  • 5 Competency Badges

Course Assessments

  • Knowledge Check Questions
  • Types of Cuts in the Case Q uiz

Author:  Kari Underly

Photo Credits:  © Range® Inc., © The Beef Checkoff, © American Lamb Board, © Jennifer Marx Photography, © Certified Angus Beef, © Adobe Stock Art

Quick Cook Cuts & Ground Meats

Earn Range® Meat Clerk Quick Cook Cuts & Ground Meats competency badges by completing the Quick Cook Cuts & Ground Meats course. 


Earn Range® Meat Clerk Quick Cook Cuts & Ground Meats competency badges by completing the Quick Cook Cuts & Ground Meats course.

Skills 

  • The student will learn quick cook retail cuts.
  • The student will learn different ground meat proteins and how they are sold by texture or form.
  • The student will learn how different types of ground beef are sold by primal specific or lean-to-fat ratios.
  • The student will be able to recommend quick cook cuts as an ingredient.

Course Activities & Aids

  • Knowledge Check Questions
  • Study Guides
  • 5 Competency Badges

Course Assessments 

  • Knowledge Check Questions
  • Quick Cook Cuts & Ground Meats Quiz

Author:  Kari Underly

Photo Credits:  © Range® Inc., © The Beef Checkoff, © American Lamb Board, © Jennifer Marx Photography, © Certified Angus Beef, © Adobe Stock Art