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

2022 Spring Continuing Education Available Courses

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 January 18-May 10, 2022
Unit 1 – Introduction to Plant Breeding
1 Credit / Yes
Jan. 18 – Feb. 19, 2022
Unit 2 – Breeding Self Pollinated Crops
1 Credit/ Yes
February 22 – March 26, 2022
Unit 3 – Breeding Cross Pollinated Crops
1 Credit / Yes
March 29 – April 30, 2022
Advanced Plant Breeding
3 Total Credits/ Yes
Course Description Sample Video Aug. 24 – Dec. 11, 2022
Unit 1 – Advanced Genetic Principles of Plant Breeding
1 Credit / Yes
Aug. 24 – Sept. 25, 2022
Unit 2 – Selection:  Theory and Practice
1 Credit / Yes
Sept. 28 – Oct. 30, 2022
Unit 3 – Statistical Tools in Plant Breeding
1 Credit / Yes
Nov. 2 – Dec. 11, 2022
Experimental Designs in Agronomic Research
3 Credits / Yes
Course Description Sample Video Jan. 18 – May 10, 2022
Unit 1 – Factorial Experimental Designs in Agronomic Research
1 Credits / Yes
January 18 – February 19, 2022
Unit 2 – Factorial and Unbalanced Designs in Agronomic Research
1 Credit / Yes
Feb. 22 – March 26, 2022
Unit 3 – Correlation, Regression, Covariance, and Biplot Analysis in Agronomic Research
1 Credit / Yes
March 29 – April 30, 2022
Quantitative Genetics and Plant Breeding
3 Credits / Elective
Course Description Sample Video Jan. 18 – May 10, 2022
Plant Breeding Fundamentals
3 credits / Elective
Course Description Jan. 18 – May 10, 2022
Analysis of Complex Genomes
3 Credits / Elective
Course Description Sample Video Jan. 18 – May 10, 2022
Introduction to Host Plant Resistance
1 Credit / Elective
Course Description Sample Video Jan. 18 – Feb. 19, 2022
Intellectual Property in the Plant Sciences
3 Credits/ Elective
Course Description No Video Available Next available fall 2022
Unit 1 – Introduction to IP, International Treaties and Patents
1 Credit / Elective
Next available fall 2022
Unit 2 – IP Documentation
1 Credit / Elective
Next available fall 2022
Unit 3 – IP Transfer and Enforcement
1 Credit / Elective
Next available fall 2022

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