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A certificate is a document that provides proof that a student has completed training for a certain skill or job. Receiving a certificate usually involves taking a series of courses and tests and typically takes about a year to complete.

What is a certificate in life sciences? Students who want to learn more about natural science and how it corresponds and impacts our world are suitable candidates for this type of certification. A course in biotechnology is one example of a potential path of study. It is designed to teach students the fundamentals of DNA construction and the production of proteins, vaccines, enzymes and metabolites. It also teaches students about contemporary techniques for separation of biomolecules. This is an intensive program for those with a biology background who want to know more about how to manipulate the genetics of cells and how to implement it in medicine, nutrition and the environment.

With a certificate in life sciences, students may go through a more focused, detailed learning program to enhance their skills in a specific field. With a soil management certificate, for example, students learn to classify soil, organize research materials, and how to communicate necessary to working on a team.

The cost of a certification on this subject varies. Part-time and full-time online courses may be available, as well as on-campus courses for a more hands-on experience.

Career paths vary for those who get a certificate in life sciences. It depends on the focus of the program. With the soil management certificate, students can become certified soil scientists who work to help with agricultural issues by studying and categorizing the soil in different regions. With a horticultural landscape certificate, students can manage plant nurseries or even go into landscape architecture.

Tuition costs vary for a certificate in life sciences. For those interested in knowing more about the certification programs available, 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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38 Results in Life Sciences

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In this Professional Certificate programme, the focus is on the design and execution of animal breeding programmes, genetic improvement, and conservation of genetic diver ... [+]

Get introduced to the main principles underlying genetic improvement programmes in livestock and companion animals.

In this Professional Certificate programme, the focus is on the design and execution of animal breeding programmes, genetic improvement, and conservation of genetic diversity.

In this programme, you will learn about the basic principles of population, quantitative and molecular genetics. Biological aspects are integrated into the courses by the many hands-on assignments. In the course, you’ll learn to understand how to set up and optimize a breeding programme.

Professionals working with animals will be able to use the knowledge from these courses to understand the impact of breeding on animal populations and to use genetic principles to make their decisions. It will allow you an advanced starting point for further studies, such as MSc. level courses in breeding.... [-]

USA Cambridge
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
14 weeks
Online
edX

Learn the truth about food and nutrition to better assess, analyze and implement strategies to improve overall health. ... [+]

Learn the truth about food and nutrition to better assess, analyze and implement strategies to improve overall health.

In this Professional Certificate program, taught by prof. Sander Kersten, a leading global expert in the field of nutrition, you will learn how to analyze and interpret the information overload about nutrition and health to help build a healthier lifestyle for you and/or your patients.

You will learn about the composition of macro- and micronutrients, their role in the body, and their impact on our health. You will get a sound understanding of energy homeostasis and the regulation of body weight. Also, you will learn about health problems related to overnutrition and undernutrition. You will learn strategies to improve nutritional status and combat overnutrition and undernutrition based on scientific knowledge. The program covers everything from fat, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and water. You will acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and tools to become more critical towards the food and health-related messages we’re constantly bombarded with.... [-]

USA Cambridge
March 2020
Full-time
Part-time
14 - 16 weeks
Online
Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning

Upon successful completion of the online Soil Management Certificate, students will be awarded a Soil Management Certificate from Texas Tech University that enables them ... [+]

Soil Management Certificate

Upon successful completion of the online Soil Management Certificate, students will be awarded a Soil Management Certificate from Texas Tech University that enables them to become a certified soil scientist. The coursework, including topics such as soil chemistry, physics, and classification, meets the educational requirements of The Natural Resource Conservation Service. This certificate can be pursued independently or concurrently with a master's degree program.

Program Overview 12 credit hours Required classes are completed online. Some optional classes may be available only face-to-face. Prerequisite: bachelor's degree Students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester, so completion time varies by individual. Semester-based courses align with the Academic Calendar of Texas Tech University. New students may enroll at the beginning of any one of the four semesters throughout the year. Application Process ... [-]
USA USA Online
June 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 hours
Online
Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning

Texas Tech University's online Horticultural Landscape Management Certificate covers topics including arboriculture, nursery management, turfgrass science, and landscape ... [+]

Horticultural Landscape Management Certificate

Texas Tech University's online Horticultural Landscape Management Certificate covers topics including arboriculture, nursery management, turfgrass science, and landscape architecture. Students can pursue the certificate independently or concurrently with a related master's degree program.

Program Overview 12 credit hours Required classes are completed online. Some optional classes may be available only face-to-face. Prerequisite: bachelor's degree Students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester, so completion time varies by individual. Semester-based courses align with the Academic Calendar of Texas Tech University. New students may enroll at the beginning of any one of the four semesters throughout the year. Application Process ... [-]
USA USA Online
June 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 hours
Online
Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning

Texas Tech University's online Fibers and Biopolymers Certificate addresses topics associated with the 400,000 American jobs related to cotton production and processing. ... [+]

Fibers and Biopolymers Certificate

Texas Tech University's online Fibers and Biopolymers Certificate addresses topics associated with the 400,000 American jobs related to cotton production and processing. Students can pursue the certificate independently or concurrently with a related master's degree program. The program provides professionals an opportunity to understand the meaning and complexity of cotton production and processing and its impact on industrial cotton products.

Program Overview 12 credit hours Most courses are offered online; however, some courses are only offered face-to-face in Lubbock. Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree Students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester, so completion time varies by individual. Semester-based courses align with the Academic Calendar of Texas Tech University. New students may enroll at the beginning of any one of the four semesters throughout the year. Application Process ... [-]
USA USA Online
July 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 hours
Online
Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning

Texas Tech University's online Crop Protection Certificate covers topics including genetically modified crops, plant pathology, pests, and pesticides. Students can pursue ... [+]

Crop Protection Certificate

Texas Tech University's online Crop Protection Certificate covers topics including genetically modified crops, plant pathology, pests, and pesticides. Students can pursue the certificate independently or concurrently with a related master's degree program.

Program Overview 12 credit hours Most courses are offered online; however, some courses are only offered face-to-face in Lubbock. Prerequisite: bachelor's degree Students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester, so completion time varies by individual. Semester-based courses align with the Academic Calendar of Texas Tech University. New students may enroll at the beginning of any one of the four semesters throughout the year. Application Process ... [-]
USA USA Online
June 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 hours
Online
Texas Tech University in the Hill Country

The Texas Tech Viticulture Certificate Program is designed for wine industry entrepreneurs and prospective vineyard managers seeking comprehensive knowledge of viticultur ... [+]

Texas Tech Viticulture Certificate Program

Next Application Period: June 1 - July 31, 2018

The Texas Tech Viticulture Certificate Program is designed for wine industry entrepreneurs and prospective vineyard managers seeking comprehensive knowledge of viticultural principles and commercial grape production practices. The program is produced by the Department of Plant & Soil Sciences at Texas Tech University and is headquartered at the Hill Country University Center in Fredericksburg, Texas. It is conveniently delivered through a combination of online courses and hands-on training in our own teaching vineyard.

The viticulture program consists of six courses, held over a two-year period. Successful completion of all six courses is required to receive the Professional Certificate in Viticulture. The certificate program operates on a cohort basis to enhance the learning experience and facilitate networking opportunities for participants. For this reason, the program is limited to 40 participants who are willing to make the commitment to move through all courses over the two-year period. Enrollment in individual courses is not available.... [-]

USA Fredericksburg
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
E-Learning University of Athens

Nowadays we have become increasingly skeptical towards the cosmetic products we use and the chemicals we expose ourselves to. Since flora biodiversity (or biological dive ... [+]

Nowadays we have become increasingly skeptical towards the cosmetic products we use and the chemicals we expose ourselves to. Since flora biodiversity (or biological diversity) on Earth is enormous, a great number of these aromatic and medicinal plants can be used for cosmetic purposes.

People have been using natural products since the dawn of human history. Only toward the end of the 19th century, however, have we started to know something about the chemistry of some of these products. With our increasing knowledge of chemistry and related sciences, we have begun to duplicate some of the natural chemicals and at the same time make modifications in these compounds, or sometimes produce completely new ones.... [-]

Greece Athens
June 2019
13 weeks
Online
E-Learning University of Athens

A multidisciplinary Historic, Cultural, Environmental and Dietary Overview The Mediterranean diet focuses on eating foods that mainly come from plants, such as whole grai ... [+]

A multidisciplinary Historic, Cultural, Environmental and Dietary Overview

The Mediterranean diet focuses on eating foods that mainly come from plants, such as whole grains, legumes, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. It also suggests eating healthy fats like olive oil instead of butter, replacing salt with herbs and spices and consuming mostly white meat like fish and chicken, instead of red *meat.

This online course aims to introduce participants to and raise their awareness about the typical Mediterranean food products and diet, as well as the intangible cultural heritage and goods that are related to food: customs, traditions, social status, culinary practices and tools, ceremonies, and values. This course is ideal for anyone interested in nutrition and its multicultural dimensions.... [-]

Greece Athens
June 2019
9 weeks
Online
E-Learning University of Athens

Herbs! Flavorful plants used as medicine, seasoning or flavoring. They add a pinch of excitement to the art of cooking. ... [+]

Herbs! Flavorful plants used as medicine, seasoning or flavoring. They add a pinch of excitement to the art of cooking. Herbs are contained in numerous products that we use every day. Let's read some labels: mint toothpaste, shampoo with chamomile, aloe cream, cough syrup with echinacea, etc. As plant-derived or organic ingredients they can be found in hot drinks, pastries, insect repellents, and hair dyes. Because of their multiple uses and beneficial properties, they are often included in cooking, medicine, cosmetics, and gardening. Imagine how life would be if herbs did not exist. Odourless? Colourless?

Honey, food for Gods, medicine for people! What about honey? Is it a superfood? Over the centuries, honey has intrigued philosophers intellectuals, poets, authors, and scientists. It was incorporated into the diet and contained in the remedies of ancient Greeks, while it also played a major role in important social occasions such as feasts, sacrifices, and athletic games.... [-]

Greece Athens
June 2019
3 weeks
Online
UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

The Specialisation in Food Systems Analysis provides students with a strong understanding of the main issues facing food systems today, including sustainable and local fo ... [+]

Last few days to enroll!

The Specialisation in Food Systems Analysis provides students with a strong understanding of the main issues facing food systems today, including sustainable and local food systems, seeds, nutrition, gender, ecology, social movements, economics, globalization, and localization. Students consider theories and critiques of trade liberalization and food governance. Finally, students are introduced to research methods that will allow them not only to effectively undertake research on questions related to food systems but also to undertake policy analysis. This specialization is taught by an international group of experts. With this training, students will be better prepared to understand, analyze and address issues linked to our food systems across a variety of sectors.... [-]

Spain Spain Online
October 2019
Full-time
Online
UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

This 4 month online joint UOC-FAO specialization provides a comprehensive understanding and guidance for assessing the impact of development programmes on food security. ... [+]

Last few days to enrol!

This 4 month online joint UOC-FAO specialization provides a comprehensive understanding and guidance for assessing the impact of development programmes on food security. Specifically, students review food security impact assessment in the context of development programmes; methods and approaches for assessing impact; and, interpreting and communicating impact assessment results. This specialization brings together the latest information on impact assessment from numerous guidelines and presents it within the context of development programmes that address food insecurity.

The focus is on large scale programmes but the methods and approaches are equally applicable to smaller food security projects. Students will be challenged with regular assignments and activities and will be supported by teachers with extensive experience.... [-]

Spain Spain Online
October 2019
Full-time
4 months
Online
Windward Community College

The Marine Option Program (MOP) is designed to assist undergraduate and other students interested in marine and freshwater systems. Through MOP you can obtain a marine or ... [+]

The Marine Option Program (MOP) is designed to assist undergraduate and other students interested in marine and freshwater systems. Through MOP you can obtain a marine orientation to your own major while earning an official University of Hawai‘i Certificate, which is registered on your transcript.

MOP emphasizes experiential, cross-disciplinary education and provides opportunities to apply your traditional coursework to the real world while you obtain practical marine skills through a “hands-on” internship, research project or employment. Your campus MOP coodinator can connect you with a wide variety of existing marine skill opportunities which can be adapted to your personal learning and career objectives. Or you can develop your own project from scratch.... [-]

USA Honolulu
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Windward Community College

The Certificate of Competence in Food Production and Technology is a competency-based program to create skilled agricultural-food technicians and enhance the skills and k ... [+]

The Certificate of Competence in Food Production and Technology is a competency-based program to create skilled agricultural-food technicians and enhance the skills and knowledge of existing agricultural biotech employees and incumbent workers in other related fields.

The Certificate of Competence in Plant-Food Production and Technology is a credit certification program requiring a total of 9 credits. Select three of the following classes:

BOT 105 - Ethnobotany (3 credits) BOT 130 - Plants in Hawaiian Environment (4 credits) BOT 160 - Identification of Tropical Plants (3 credits) BOT 199 - Independent Study (2 -3 credits) AG 120 - Plant Science (3 credits) AG 149 - Plant Propagation (3 credits) AG 152 - Orchid Culture (3 credits) FSHN 185 - Human Nutrition (3 credits) ... [-]
USA Honolulu
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Windward Community College

The curriculum is designed for students desiring entry-level employment or to enhance their skills in the field of plant landscaping (landscape maintenance, turfgrass mai ... [+]

As of spring 2016, these certificate programs are not currently admitting new students.

The curriculum is designed for students desiring entry-level employment or to enhance their skills in the field of plant landscaping (landscape maintenance, turfgrass maintenance, nursery operations, and/or retail plant outlets). All courses are taught with a “hands-on, learn-by-doing” philosophy. Students are expected to make sound decisions about real life horticultural and environmental situations.

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

Describe common plant and insect life cycles; understand basic plant nutritional requirements and plant propagation techniques Demonstrate landscape maintenance skills or turfgrass maintenance skills Recommend common controls for plant pests Properly manage soil for plant growth Operate common landscape and turfgrass equipment ... [-]
USA Honolulu
September 2019
Full-time
Campus