Certificates provide students, professionals, entrepreneurs, and lifelong learners with skills and knowledge through academic coursework.
Certificates only require nine to 12 credit hours of coursework to earn this credential. Most certificates can be completed in six to 12 months (two semesters). Courses completed as part of the certificate will appear on the student’s official transcript, but the name of the certificate program will not appear on academic records.
The College of ACES offers options for undergraduate-level and graduate-level certificates. Undergraduate-level certificates require no previous background knowledge or coursework. Graduate-level certificates are designed for current students, non-degree students, professionals seeking credentials, and all other learners pursuing post-bachelor’s degree education.
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No previous degrees are required. These certificates are for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge.
Adulting can be hard. Learn essential adulting skills for personal life success. The Adulting certificate offers a pathway of course options to prepare for post-graduation life.
For Animal Sciences majors interested in careers involving animal sheltering, control, advocacy, protection, and policy.
Contextual Engineering provides students with an understanding that every population has its own capabilities, needs, and values, all of which must be incorporated into technical design if it is to be functional and sustainable. Contextual engineers are multi-disciplinary in exploring, creative in designing, and socially responsible in implementing.
Comprehensive education from award-winning faculty to further your knowledge of fruits, vegetables, medicinal plants, and crops.
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A certificate in Industrial and Agricultural Safety and Health will provide a strong foundation for understanding safe practices, injury prevention, mental health, the psychology of unsafe behavior and effective safety measures.
There is no Planet B. Empower your potential to be a catalyst for change by engaging in critical conversations that have global impacts. Choose from one of four specializations: policy & law, climate change & society, resources & influence, or food production systems.
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Explore interests and broaden expertise in contemporary challenges and opportunities in biodiversity conservation, recovery of endangered species, management of wild animals, habitat suitability, and on-the-ground wildlife and fisheries conservation.
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Be on the frontier of this fast-paced, emerging opportunity. The Cannabis Certificate program will help you build a foundation of cannabis production skills from classification to physiology to production management.
Learn more about the Cannabis Specialization in the Horitculture Certificate
For students not majoring in ANSC who are interested in the care and wellbeing of their companion animals at home.
Students completing the Food Systems Certificate will learn the basic principles of the science and practice of food production, processing, and security across urban environmental, economic, and social contexts, while maintaining environmental sustainability.
Gain working knowledge and hands-on skills in dairy cattle biology, management, nutrition, mammary health, and livestock farm management. No dairy background or experience is required.
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Discover contemporary strategies and challenges in this exciting field from the perspective of sustainability. The Certificate in Natural Resource Conservation is open to non-NRES majors from across the University and it is not necessary to have a background in natural resources to enroll.
Immerse yourself in the intersection of environmental issues and human affairs, and discover how this intersection creates "wicked problems" without easy solutions.
Graduate-level certificates enable off-campus professionals and on-campus students to deepen their knowledge for upskilling, continuing education, and credentialing purposes. Courses are offered in a variety of formats, including online, on-campus face-to-face, or hybrid modalities.
Be on the frontier of this fast-paced, emerging opportunity. The Cannabis Production and Management Certificate program will help you build a foundation of cannabis production skills from classification to physiology to production management.
In-depth coursework explores the latest research and industry practices in companion animal nutrition, including pet food regulations and diet formulations, feed processing, and market trends.
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Live online continuing education courses taught be award-winning faculty to enhance your crop science expertise.
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Online graduate certificate customized to meet your interests in horticultural science, sustainability, and fruit and vegetable production.
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Training to effectively support increasing regulatory needs and solve the challenges of food and agriculture in years to come from leading experts in human and animal nutrition.
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High quality online education that prepares you to solve soil-related issues for land conservation and environmental sustainability.
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Engaging online education with leading experts in urban food production systems.
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Engaging online education to prepare you for consulting and management of water quality, control, and treatment issues.
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This certificate program's target audience is students who already have a bachelor's degree and wish to complete their Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) requirements to obtain their DPD Verification Statement.