Certificate Programs

Certificates provide students, professionals, and entrepreneurs with skills and knowledge through academic coursework.

Certificates only require 9-12 credit hours of coursework to earn this credential. Most certificates can be completed in 6-12 months (2 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.


Undergraduate-Level Certificates

No previous degrees are required. These certificates are for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge.


Food Systems Certificate
Horticulture Certificate
Cannabis Production and Management Certificate
i-Dairy Certificate
Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Certificate
Sustainability & Justice in Food & Environmental Systems Certificate
Natural Resource Conservation Certificate
Wicked Environmental Problems Certificate
Animal Services, Sheltering, and Advocacy
Companion Animal Welfare and Care Certificate

Graduate-Level Certificates

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.

Companion Animal Nutrition Certificate
Crop Sciences Certificate
Horticulture Professional Development Certificate
Nutrition Policy and Food/Feed Regulations Certificate
Soil Science and Conservation Certificate
Urban Agriculture Certificate
Water Science and Conservation Certificate
Post-Baccalaureate Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Certificate
Cannabis Production and Management Certificate