Continuing Education Courses

To fully participate in our continuing education courses, students should have:

  • High speed internet connection and updated browsers, including Internet Explorer and either Chrome or Firefox
  • Common plug-ins (e.g. Adobe Reader, Flash Player, Virus Protection, etc.)
  • Speakers and Webcam with microphone
  • Skype
  • Ability to either scan or fax course documents to the instructor
  • Some courses require availability of statistical software such as SAS or JMP

Course Costs

  • $226.55 per credit
  • $679.65 per 3 credit course

Link to printable PDF of Continuing Education Course Descriptions

Course Name / Credits / Required for Certificate
Links to Course Description
Link to Sample Video
Next Date Available (Dates are Tentative and Subject to Change)
Basic Plant Breeding / 3 Total Credits / Yes
 Course Description
Sample Video
Jan. 17 – May 9, 2017 *Purchase*
Introduction to Plant Breeding / 1 Credit / Yes
Jan. 17 – Feb. 17, 2017 *Purchase*
Breeding Self Pollinated Crops / 1 Credit/ Yes
Feb. 20 – March 31, 2017 *Purchase*
Breeding Cross Pollinated Crops / 1 Credit / Yes
April 3 – May 9, 2017 *Purchase*
Advanced Plant Breeding / 3 Total Credits/ Yes
Course Description
Sample Video
Next Available – Fall 2017
Advanced Genetic Principles of Plant Breeding / 1 Credit / Yes
Next Available – Fall 2017
Selection:  Theory and Practice / 1 Credit / Yes
Next Available – Fall 2017
Statistical Tools in Plant Breeding / 1 Credit / Yes
Next Available – Fall 2017
Experimental Designs in Agronomic Research / 3 Credits / Yes
Course Description
Sample Video
Next Available – Fall 2017
Factorial Experimental Designs in Agronomic Research / 1 Credits / Yes
Next Available – Fall 2017
Factorial and Unbalanced Designs in Agronomic Research / 1 Credit / Yes
Next Available – Fall 2017
Correlation, Regression, Covariance, and Biplot Analysis in Agronomic Research / 1 Credit / Yes
Next Available – Fall 2017
Quantitative Genetics and Plant Breeding / 3 Credits / Elective
Course Description
Sample Video
Next Available Date – Spring, 2018
Plant Breeding Fundamentals / 3 credits / Elective
 Course Description
Jan. 17 – May 9, 2017 *Purchase*
Analysis of Complex Genomes / 3 Credits / Elective
Course Description
 Sample Video
Jan. 17 – May 9, 2017 *Purchase*
DNA Marker Technology and Genetic Mapping / 1 Credit / Elective
Jan. 17 – Feb. 17, 2017 *Purchase*
Recombinant DNA and Cloning / 1 Credit / Elective
Feb. 20 – March 31, 2017  *Purchase*
Sequencing Genomes and Other Genomic Tools / 1 Credit / Elective
April 3 – May 9, 2017 *Purchase*
Soil Fertility / 3 Credits / Elective
Course Description
Sample Video
Next Available Date: Aug. – Dec., 2017
Introduction to Host Plant Resistance / 1 Credit / Elective
Course Description
Sample Video
Next Available Date: Jan. – Feb., 2017 *Purchase*
Intellectual Property in the Plant Sciences / 3 Credits/ Elective
Course Description
 No Video Available
Jan. 17 – May 9, 2017 *Purchase*
Introduction to IP, International Treaties and Patents / 1 Credit / Elective
Jan. 17 – Feb. 17, 2017 *Purchase*
IP Documentation / 1 Credit / Elective
Feb. 20 – March 31, 2017  *Purchase*
IP Transfer and Enforcement / 1 Credit / Elective
April 3 – May 9, 2017 *Purchase*

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