Course in Agricultural Science

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Agricultural Science

How we develop and maintain our agricultural systems is crucial to public health, as well as to local, national, and international economies. If you want to make a difference in this important field, consider taking courses in agricultural science.  

What is a course in agricultural science, you ask? Courses in agricultural science encompass a broad multidisciplinary field of biological-based natural, economic, and social sciences that are used in the practice of agriculture. Typical courses that fall under this topic of study include animal science, basic horticulture, and soils and pesticides. Other courses that may be offered include wildlife science, ecology, and natural resources management. Landscaping also falls under the category of agricultural science courses.

Students choose to take agricultural science courses for a variety of reasons, although it is often to simply augment or round out their study of sciences. However, more advanced courses offer highly specialized training for specific functions of land-use and crop management.

Costs associated with agricultural science courses vary by the location of the institution as well as the length of the class. Additionally, some courses incorporate a field study in their curriculum, which often increases the cost of the course.

Students who take courses in agricultural science and end up getting a degree in the field of study often go on to be farmers, agricultural consultants, or land use planners. Numerous opportunities also exist to pursue international aid and development via these courses, whether it is for a for-profit entity or a nonprofit organization. Regardless of the level or amount of courses a student takes, agricultural science offers all students a window to the world of sourcing food, thereby increasing their overall perspective.

If you’re interested in taking a course in agricultural science, there are numerous opportunities to do so at institutions around the world. Because of the nature of the discipline, there are often more classes offered on the topic at schools that are located in rural areas. Online courses in agricultural sciences are also readily available, which may be a good option for working professionals or part-time students. To get started with a course, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Course - Winterline Global Skills Program 12 weeks

Winterline Global Skills
Campus Full time 12 weeks September 2017 USA Cambridge Costa Rica San José Thailand Bangkok Cambodia Phnom Penh + 6 more

This program is like our nine-month Global Skills Gap Year program, but for those with limited time. Experiment, explore, acquire a lifetime of skills in just 12 weeks! You’ll travel the world and learn skills that are valuable (personal finance, cooking, navigation), eye-opening (milking cows, sewing clothing, Thai fishing), introspective (group dynamics, critical thinking, conflict resolution) and just plain fun (scuba diving, mixology, horseback riding). Every day will be challenging. Every day will be new. [+]

Best Course Studies in Agricultural Science 2017. Winterline Global Skills Program: 12 –week Costa Rica, Thailand, Cambodia, US This program is like our nine-month Global Skills Gap Year program, but for those with limited time. Experiment, explore, acquire a lifetime of skills in just 12 weeks! You’ll travel the world and learn skills that are valuable (personal finance, cooking, navigation), eye-opening (milking cows, sewing clothing, Thai fishing), introspective (group dynamics, critical thinking, conflict resolution) and just plain fun (scuba diving, mixology, horseback riding). Every day will be challenging. Every day will be new. If you want to venture into the wider world, while also exploring the farthest reaches of yourself, this is the program for you. Skills Highlights: Scuba certification Cooking Outdoor skills Photography Mixology Sewing Teamwork Critical thinking Business startup skills Coral reef restoration Partners: Outward Bound Costa Rica BaiPai Cooking School Grasshopper Adventures Startup Institute CORE Sea Rancho Mastatal (Costa Rica) DATES Spring 2017: Feb 13 - May 4 2017 Fall 2017: Aug 28 - Nov 19, 2017 Spring 2018: Feb 23 - May 6, 2018 DURATION 12 weeks COUNTRIES/LOCATIONS Costa Rica, Thailand, Cambodia, US ACCOMMODATIONS Hotels, tents, hostels, dorms, lodges DEPARTURE CITY San Jose, Costa Rica RETURN CITY Boston, MA AGES 18-22 PROGRAM FEE $28,000 [-]

Programs in Garden Design

Inchbald School of Design
Campus Full time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Inchbald School of Design pioneered garden design training in the UK, providing courses that focused on garden design for the domestic environment. This remains our speciality, but we have expanded and refined our garden design courses to accommodate the increased demand for professionalism. [+]

Courses in Garden Design The Inchbald School of Design pioneered garden design training in the UK, providing courses that focused on garden design for the domestic environment. This remains our speciality, but we have expanded and refined our garden design courses to accommodate the increased demand for professionalism. The garden design school maintains strong connections with the garden design profession enabling us to place students with established designers. We continue to pride ourselves on the success of our students in the marketplace. Front-runners in the world of garden design include Inchbald garden design graduates. Our Garden Design Courses The comprehensive one-year course for the Diploma in Garden Design prepares students to enter the garden design profession. Through a series of practical design projects, underpinned by an understanding of garden design principles and concepts, students develop skills in garden design, design analysis, planting design, hard landscaping and construction, drawing and presentation. The more academically focused Postgraduate Diploma and Master’s Degree courses in Garden Design are designed for students who require a greater intellectual depth in their studies. [-]

Forest Technology

Lurleen B Wallace Community College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Andalusia

The Forest Technology program trains students for the position of forest technician. The technician is an employee who works under the direction of a professional (BS degree) forester and will undertake the fieldwork that is necessary to manage the forest. [+]

Best Course Studies in Agricultural Science 2017. Forest Technology The Forest Technology program trains students for the position of forest technician. The technician is an employee who works under the direction of a professional (BS degree) forester and will undertake the fieldwork that is necessary to manage the forest. A career as a forest technician involves a variety of challenging jobs including timber inventory, procurement, maintenance of forest roads, forest management, forest stand improvement, fire and pest control, soil and water conservation, wildlife management, harvest planning, logging, cartography, and surveying. Technicians work outside in all kinds of weather and have to do some office work. Like most professions, forestry is a high technology field with portable data collectors, geographic information systems (GIS), computer analysis of harvesting strategies, and decision-making models for forest management. The Forest Technology curriculum emphasizes the development of practical field skills. Students often have the opportunity to participate in forestry field operations such as control burning, stand description, running land lines, and development of forest management plans. The curriculum emphasizes forestry practices that are common and accepted in the Southeast. The training is sufficiently broad to assure the graduate of competing successfully for jobs throughout the United States. The cost of attending LBWCC is comparatively low. Financial aid is available along with a limited number of LBWCC Foundation scholarships. Forestry scholarship applications are available through the Forestry Department and must be submitted yearly by March 1. Topics Introduction to Forestry Dendrology Timber Harvesting Forestry Mathematics Cartography Microcomputer Applications Silviculture Forest Entomology/Pathology Forest Fire Control/Use Forest Mensuration Forestry Research/Management Forest Management Practices Advanced Forest Mensuration Job Opportunities Qualifies women and men for a wide range of jobs in the out-of-doors, principally at the middle-management level. A forest technician must be able to work alone, to make decisions, and to supervise small crews in the field. [-]

Advanced Water Systems Operations and Management

Fleming College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Canada Lindsay

The operation and management of water and wastewater treatment systems to safeguard against water-borne diseases, and ensure a healthy environment in an efficient and sustainable manner are paramount in both public and private sector industries. [+]

The operation and management of water and wastewater treatment systems to safeguard against water-borne diseases, and ensure a healthy environment in an efficient and sustainable manner are paramount in both public and private sector industries. The provision of potable water and the effective treatment of the municipal and industrial wastewater streams are growing fields in the environmental sector. The Ontario government has passed into law rigorous training requirements for water and wastewater treatment operators, in response to recommendations made in the Walkerton Commission of Inquiry reports. Under the Safe Water Drinking Act, operators require training and certification to run these systems safely. This one-year Graduate Certificate program in Advanced Water Systems Operations and Management will provide you with: The opportunity to do real, hands-on manipulation of equipment and data collection, learning about water systems operation in our labs and wet-work facilities. Faculty expertise to guide you in understanding government regulations on the treatment of water and wastewater in this highly regulated and changing industry. The knowledge needed to pass the Ministry of Environment Licensing and Certification exams for Water and Wastewater Operators. Project management skills, essential to your success in this field. Critical thinking and troubleshooting skills required to respond to emergency or non-routine situations as an operator or supervisor in this challenging field. Health and Safety knowledge and awareness training to assist graduates in a safe working career and progression into management roles. The knowledge and practical expertise to assist and lead organizations and government agencies in the provision of drinking water and the treatment of wastewater. Co-op Experience You will work for up to 16 weeks in a facility or industrial setting, applying your learning under the guidance of a mentor, during this paid, co-op experience. Please note: students pay tuition and fees for two semesters of study, plus a co-op fee of approximately $521.00 (to cover administrative fees related to the co-op). Students who start the program in September participate in their co-op during the late April to mid-August timeframe. Students who begin the program in January participate in their co-op from approximately the end of April until mid-August timeframe. Career Opportunities This program has been designed to be forward-thinking, incorporating industry trends, job requirements and legislation requirements, to prepare graduates for this work. Employment opportunities include work in municipalities with water and wastewater treatment systems, in water-use industries, in inspection or environmental monitoring agencies. Employment in this sector is expected to increase due to upcoming retirements, environmental factors and changes in legislation. As a graduate, you will be considered an Operator in Training and can use this program as a pathway to the Level 1 Operator. The 16-week co-op may count towards the 12 months of experience required for a Level 1 licence. With successive experience, you can progress into higher classifications of licences and subsequently into municipal management or government inspection roles. Employment opportunities are also available in industrial sectors such as mining and minerals processing, iron and steel, petroleum, power generation, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and agriculture. Northern Ontario offers growing employment opportunities, particularly for those with experience in wastewater treatment in cold climates. International work in wastewater and water treatment, particularly in countries where water and wastewater infrastructure are being developed, are other potential career options. Trends to Note The management of urban infrastructure in Ontario will face challenges as a result of urban population increases, water quality and quantity, changes in energy supply and climate changes that may lead to extreme weather events. Aging, deteriorating infrastructure, new technologies and new infrastructure design are other factors that water/wastewater facility managers and operators need to be able to anticipate and respond to appropriately. Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment The Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT), located on-campus, is recognized internationally for its applied research, specializing in innovative and emerging wastewater treatment using low cost, high efficiency, environmentally-sound technologies. CAWT received $10.1 million in funding for applied research as of 2013. The Centre provides student learning opportunities through tours, lectures, participation in applied research lab experiments, pilot projects, field work and student-technician employment and internships. Program Format There are two, 13-week semesters, followed by the 16-week co-operative education placement. The program concludes with a series of presentations and co-op evaluations at the Graduate Field Summit. Laboratory and field work are incorporated throughout the program as are field trips to a variety of water treatment and wastewater treatment operations. Normally, course and lab work take place on-site for four days per week while one day per week is devoted to field work, site visits, and applied project work in teams. To be responsive to industry and technological change, the program is designed in a series of 10 courses (modules). This modular format provides opportunities for those employed in the field to take some of the modules that are of interest for professional development. For example, operators may be interested in increasing their knowledge and skills in areas such as project management and industrial operations. Program Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to: Utilize a wide variety of instrumentation and standardized protocols for the collection and analysis of samples and data required in the operation of water and wastewater facilities; Collaborate with individuals and groups in testing and troubleshooting equipment at various water treatment and distribution facilities and at wastewater collection and treatment facilities; Evaluate system design and operations based on current legislation, regulations and standards affecting water and wastewater treatment plants, scope and authority of facility permits and owner/operator responsibilities; Develop risk management strategies including emergency response and disaster preparedness for water and wastewater systems; Test and monitor microbiological parameters in water and wastewater applications and propose remediation strategies to reduce/ eliminate contaminants; Assess current, innovative and emerging technologies in such areas as water conservation, alternative supply (e.g. rainwater) and zero-discharge for the provision of potable water and wastewater treatment and their possible applications within the industry; Assess the sustainability of current infrastructure in water operations, considering maintenance plans, addressing future needs, energy utilization improvements, population growth and financing of water services. Manage projects in the maintenance, renewal, and replacement of utility infrastructure using project planning and project management tools. Admission Requirements Undergraduate degree or Ontario College diploma in an environmental or related sciences or technology related field. Applicants with relevant professional experience who do not meet the admission requirements may be considered on an individual basis. [-]

Master in Land Economy (Rural Surveying, RICS accredited)

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

A 12 Month Taught Postgraduate Programme fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in Rural Surveying/Rural Property Management. [+]

Master in Land Economy (Rural Surveying, RICS accredited)

A 12 Month Taught Postgraduate Programme fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in Rural Surveying/Rural Property Management. The programme is a fast track course for graduates seeking entry into the Rural Professional Group of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It is the only programme of its kind in Scotland accredited by the RICS, allowing graduates to proceed to the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence and full professional membership of the RICS.

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Land Economy (Rural Surveying/Rural Property Management) is concerned with the management of land and its resources, rural businesses and their associated activities and interests.... [-]