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How to Can, Freeze, Dry and Preserve Food


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This course is filled with everything you need to know to get started in canning and preserving your own foods. By the time you finish this course you will be well on your way to making and storing foods like you have thought about for so long!

In this course you will learn about the tradition of canning and preserving, how to get started, deciding what to can and preserve, the various methods of canning and preserving (such as freezing, canning, drying, smoking, etc.), water bath and pressure canning, tools of the trade, as well as how to make jams and jellies, condiments, and even your own beverages. You will learn how to can your own juices, water and more! In addition to all this, you will learn how to preserve herbs, meats, seafood, and can and preserve for special diets, such as those following low salt, low or no sugar, and sulfite-free.

You will also learn all about the importance of reducing safety risks and about all the benefits of taking part in this age-old tradition! Once you finish this course you will be well on your way to getting started in canning and preserving. The information has all been laid out in an easy to follow manner that will inform you, excite you, and inspire you to succeed at canning and preserving!
 

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Lesson 1: Introduction to Canning and Preserving

In this lesson you will be introduced to the basics of what canning and preserving is, and why people do it. 42 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Canning Benefits; Introduction
  • Take Poll: Canning and Preserving
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Getting Started in Canning and Preserving

In this lesson, you will learn more about how to get started, what to can and preserve, and tools of the trade. 37 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Acidity Levels; National Center for Home Food Preservation; Preserving foods
  • Take Poll: Preserving Foods
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Freezing Your Foods

In this lesson, we will go over the basics of freezing as a way to preserve foods. 37 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Freezing Foods; From Fresh to Frozen
  • Review Video: Blanching
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Canning Foods

This lesson will look at the basics of canning, including what it is, tips for success, and how to do it. 37 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Canning Basics; Canning Dont's; Canning FAQs
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Jams and Jellies

In this lesson, we will look at the popularity of preserving jams and jellies, and the basics of how it is done. 137 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Canning Jam; Fabric Jar Toppers; Jams and Jellies
  • Review Video: Recipes
  • Complete Assignment: Making Your Own Jelly or Jam
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Pickles, Chutney, Ketchup, and Relish

In this lesson, we will look making your own condiments, ranging from pickles and relish, to chutney and ketchup. 37 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Chutney Recipes; Just Ketchup
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Fruits, Veggies and Berries

In this lesson, we will look at some tips for getting the best results when it comes to canning and preserving fruits, veggies, and berries. 37 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Freezing Fruit; Preserving Fruits; Preserving Vegtables
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Preserving Beverages: Juice, Cider, and More

In this lesson, we will look at the process of preserving beverages. 37 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Canning Milk; Juices and Cider
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Canning and Preserving Other Foods

In this lesson, we will look at some of the other types of foods that you may can and preserve, such as herbs, meats, and more. 37 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Cooking Stock; Dehydrating Meat; Preserving Meat
  • Take Poll: Canning
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Canning and Preserving for Special Diets

This lesson focuses on canning for special diets, such as low sodium, reduced sugar, etc. 137 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Canning Baby Food; Food Preservation without Salt or Sugar; Special Diets
  • Complete Assignment: Botulism
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: The Secrets to Success and Getting Started

This lesson focuses on tips that will help you be successful, and how to get started. 191 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review 5 Articles: Canning Recipes; Canning Safety; Dehydrating Food; Making Labels; Tipnut.com
  • Take Poll: Let us know what you think of this course
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete Assignment: FINAL THOUGHTS
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam
  • Complete: The Final Exam
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Total Course Points

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Course Title: How to Can, Freeze, Dry and Preserve Food
Course Number: 8900298
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Nancy Fillip
Syllabus: View Syllabus
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what canning and preserving and why it's beneficial to do it.
  • Describe how to get started in canning and preserving.
  • Describe freezing your foods.
  • Describe canning foods.
  • Know preserving jams and jellies, pickles, chutney, ketchup, and relish
  • Know preserving fruits, veggies and berries.
  • Know preserving beverages.
  • Know canning and preserving for special diets, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Student Testimonials

  • "I found the course and instructor very satisfying." -- Sharon W.
  • "All in all I found this course very helpful and easy to follow. The material was sequenced well. It was clear and user friendly. I also found the audio reinforced the text of the material presented." -- Lillian R.
  • "Overall the course was very informative. I have been preserving food for years but this course opened my eyes to new ways of preserving food. Foods that I had not ever thought of to can or preserve. So I am now very excited about experiencing new ways." -- Nancy G.
  • "The entire class was helpful. Great teacher....Lovely teacher." -- Stephanie B.
  • "What was most helpful was the detailed info and pictures which were very instructive." -- Jack D.
  • "What was most helpful were the step by step instructions." -- Melody-Ann W.
  • "I found the entire course very informative. I have been freezing for years and I was able to confirm that I have been doing it properly as well as ways to freeze food I have not tried yet." -- Linda H.
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