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Agricultural Commodity Grader

Published
Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
O*Net Code
45-2011.00
Rapids Code
2046CB
Req. Hours
0
State
DC
Created
Aug 30, 2021
Updated
Aug 30, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

6 skill sets | 6 total skills
Intro to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Organizational structure and mission, on-boarding, and inspection authorities
Fundamentals of Terminal Market Inspections
Review of required equipment items and their proper use, applying general market manual concepts and terms, interpreting commodity standards and handbooks, and properly completing inspection note sheet and Fruit and Vegetable (FV) 300 certificates
On-the Job Learning
Commodity-specific training, efficiency and customer service, digital imaging, (Fresh Electronic Inspection Reporting System) FEIRS Training and documentation
Optional Training Aides
Apprentices who have not completed training in the core commodities of apples, table grapes, onions, potatoes, and tomatoes due to circumstances beyond their control may receive credit for completing the associated on-line optional training aides
Terminal Market Inspection Training Course
The purpose of the Terminal Market Inspection Course is to provide employees who have completed basic level components with comprehensive group and individual training on commodities, inspection procedures and policies at the intermediate level
Preventive Controls for Human Food Course
This course is designed to meet the requirements for training under Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.180(c)(1) for the preventive controls qualified individual who conducts certain Food Safety Plan activities

Technical Instruction

Terminal Market Inspection Course: Week 1 - 40 req. hrs
Fundamentals of Commodity Groupings – Berries/Melons
Fundamentals of Commodity Groupings – Stone Fruits/Peppers
Fundamentals of Commodity Groupings – No Grade/Fresh Cut
Fundamentals of Commodity Groupings – Lettuce
Fundamentals of Commodity Groups – Citrus/Lemon/Lime
Terminal Market Inspection Course: Week 2 - 40 req. hrs
Intermediate Scopes of Core Commodities – Apples & Pressure Testing
Intermediate Scopes of Core Commodities – Table Grapes & Freezing
Intermediate Scopes of Core Commodities – Onions & Cutting Procedures
Intermediate Scopes of Core Commodities – Potatoes, Size & Loading
Intermediate Scopes of Core Commodities – Tomatoes & Net Weight
Terminal Market Inspection Course: Week 3 - 32 req. hrs
Practical Field Training – Hunts Point
Practical Field Training – Hunts Point
Practical Field Training – Hunts Point
Ethics Training
PACA/Misbranding Training
Customer Service Training
Compliance
Terminal Market Inspection Course: Week 4 - 32 req. hrs
Performance Evaluation & FEIRS Training

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