High Temperature Short Time (HTST) Pasteurization Training Program
part of its continuing education services to the dairy processing
industry, Ontario Dairy Council (ODC) is proud to offer its HTST
Pasteurization Training Program. This program has been designed to
equip participants with an understanding of the principles of
pasteurization, the design and installation of pasteurization
equipment, and the safety features necessary to the process. Along
with hands-on training, the program will also provide theoretical
instruction in areas such as HTST system components and controls,
testing and record requirements, and cross connection.
Whether you are a dairy employee or a supplier to the
industry, whether you are a member of ODC or not, you can gain new
skills and confidence through program participation. So, don't delay!
Grow and learn with us by enrolling today!
Students who enrol to acquire or improve skills for their
occupation may qualify for a tuition tax credit, under Section 118.5 of
the Income Tax Act, when course fees exceed $100.00. Receipts must be
requested as ODC will not automatically send these out.
NOTE: ODC members receive substantial course
discounts. If you enrol in a course and join the Council within 30
days, the difference between the non-member and member fees will be
applied to your first year of ODC membership fees.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Once your complete enrolment form with the
required fees is received by ODC, a complete HTST Pasteurization
Training Program manual will be emailed to you. Along with course
completion instructions, the electronic manual includes the relevant
reading material with corresponding question and answer sheets and
information about upcoming training sessions. Everything you need to
know to successfully complete the program will be included in your
The HTST Pasteurization Training Program includes two main steps:
Step 1 - Home Study Element
Successful completion of the home study element is the
first step to obtaining your Completion Certificate for ODC's HTST
Pasteurization Training Program. All you have to do is read each of the
2 lessons, complete the corresponding assignment, and forward it to
the ODC office for grading. Your assignments will be graded, on a
confidential basis, and returned to you promptly. Once both assignments
have been completed, you can proceed to Step 2.
Step 2 - HTST Training Session
The second and last step of the HTST Pasteurization
Training Program is to attend one of ODC's HTST Training Sessions. Each
session is one day long and sessions will be held approximately twice
per year in Mississauga or at various locations across Ontario (based
on demand). During the session, you will hear lectures related to HTST
safety, see demonstrations on an HTST unit, practice using the unit
yourself, and write an exam based on the 2 home-study lessons and the
information learned during the training session.
To obtain your Completion Certificate for ODC's
HTST Pasteurization Training Program, you must complete both of the
steps listed above and have an overall average mark of at least 70%.
Each of the home-study assignments is worth 15% each for a total of
30%, and the written exam is worth 70%.
Participants who successfully meet these requirements
will receive their HTST Pasteurization Training Program Completion
Certificate in the mail within 2-3 weeks of completion.
PROGRAM COMPLETION POLICY
ODC's course completion policy requires that at
least one home-study lesson per month be completed and submitted to the
ODC office for grading. Furthermore, each student is required to
attend an HTST Training Session within 6 months following completion of
the home-study assignments. Failure to comply with this policy will
result in suspension, and only written requests for reinstatement
received within 30 days of Notice of Suspension will be considered. A
reinstatement fee may apply.
Contact the ODC office or go to calendar of events, to obtain dates and locations of upcoming sessions.
Upon request and with sufficient numbers, ODC will consider holding an exclusive HTST training session at your plant. Contact ODC for more information.