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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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18 Results in Life Sciences

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

Graduates of the Agricultural Technology Business Option program qualify for a variety of rewarding positions. Areas of employment encompass agricultural sales, marketing ... [+]

Overview

Graduates of the Agricultural Technology Business Option program qualify for a variety of rewarding positions. Areas of employment encompass agricultural sales, marketing, mid-management at dealerships or distributorships, research, or other agricultural positions. Job opportunities include operational or mid-management positions at agricultural suppliers of feed, seed, fertilizer, chemicals, grain, equipment, and other products and services.

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to communicate with other people, demonstrate a general knowledge of crop and livestock production, understand the problems of agriculture, be aware of the new developments in farming, and develop skills in marketing, management, and financing in agri-business.... [-]

USA Robinson Olney Mount Carmel Fairfield  + 1 More
September 2019
4 semesters
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
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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
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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
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3 weeks
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
Windward Community College

The ASC in Bio-Resources and Technology (Bio-Resource Development and Management) will prepare students for careers in environmental science/studies and qualify them to t ... [+]

The ASC in Bio-Resources and Technology (Bio-Resource Development and Management) will prepare students for careers in environmental science/studies and qualify them to transfer to bachelor of science degree programs. Knowledge and training in Bio-Resource Development and Management will be an asset to the productive and efficient use of natural resources for promoting sustainable management of our environment.

This certificate will consist of 26 credits. See course descriptions for prerequisites.

Program Outcomes Exhibit best management practices when extracting and utilizing natural resources. Design and implement an environmental study. Effectively use laboratory and field instrumentation to collect data. Analyze and interpret environmental data. Write an objective technical report involving the presentation and analysis of environmental data. ... [-]
USA Honolulu
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Windward Community College

The Certificate of Achievement in Agripharmatech has two tracks of disciplines: Plant Biotechnology, and Ethnopharmacognosy. Plant Biotechnology deals with developing and ... [+]

The Certificate of Achievement in Agripharmatech has two tracks of disciplines: Plant Biotechnology, and Ethnopharmacognosy. Plant Biotechnology deals with developing and improving plant production in order to supply the world’s need for healthier (less use of pesticides), more nutritious (higher vitamin and protein content) food crops and novel ornamentals (unique colors, disease resistant). Ethnopharmacognosy is the study of traditional medicines derived from natural sources (medicinal/nutritious plants).

Students will be able to complete the certificate in 2 - 3 semesters with coursework flexible enough to prepare them for employment in plant biotechnology or pharmacognosy, and for entrepreneurship in agribusiness or plant-based product manufacturing, as well as for seamless credit transfer to higher degree institutions for the study of agriculture, horticulture, plant/microbial biotechnology, ethnobotany, pharmacognosy, pharmacy, nutrition and medicine.... [-]

USA Honolulu
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 semesters
Campus
Baltimore City Community College

The Biotechnology Lab Certificate is a certificate option of the Biotechnology Program. This comprehensive program ensures theoretical and practical training in concepts ... [+]

Program Description

The Biotechnology Lab Certificate is a certificate option of the Biotechnology Program. This comprehensive program ensures theoretical and practical training in concepts and instrumentation relevant to biotechnology.

The Biotechnology Lab Certificate is intended to prepare students for immediate employment in the biotechnology field as laboratory technicians, laboratory assistants and other entry-level positions. Certificate holders may find employment opportunities in academic or industrial research laboratories, and biopharmaceutical production facilities.

The students entering this program do not have to take accuplacer exam to do the courses in this program. Students must meet the college computer literacy requirements in order to complete the certificate. The LSS courses in the program are non-transferable to Associate and other higher degrees. ... [-]

USA Baltimore
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
VCampus Global

Our Mission: VCAMPUS exists to bridge the gap between academics and requirements of job markets by offering the latest job oriented technology training. ... [+]

Certificate Program - Dairy and Agricultural

Courses under this Program

Dairy Technology Agricultural Machinery Organic Farming

Our Vision

To develop a world-class franchise model of professional education - a model that can be successfully replicated across nations to offer world-class education programmes, technology, and international qualification.

Our Mission

VCAMPUS exists to bridge the gap between academics and requirements of job markets by offering the latest job oriented technology training and learning solutions through our network of partners worldwide.

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USA Los Angeles United Arab Emirates Al Jazirah Al Hamra India Delhi  + 2 More
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Online
edX

The training and skills acquired by taking the Data Analysis for Life Sciences XSeries will result in greater success in biological discovery and improving individual and ... [+]

Program Overview

Currently, biomedical research groups around the world are producing more data than they can handle.

The training and skills acquired by taking the Data Analysis for Life Sciences XSeries will result in greater success in biological discovery and improving individual and population health.

In this XSeries, you will gain the tools to analyze and interpret life sciences data. You will learn the basic statistical concepts and R programming skills necessary for analyzing real data.

R is an open-source free statistical software and is the most widely used data analysis platforms among academic statisticians.

Taught by Rafael Irizarry from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, who for the past 15 years has focused on the analysis of genomics data, this XSeries is perfect for anyone in the life sciences who wants to learn how to analyze data. Problem sets will require coding in the R language to ensure learners fully grasp and master key concepts.... [-]

USA Cambridge
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 6 months
Online
edX

In this Professional Certificate program, the focus is on the design and execution of animal breeding programs, genetic improvement, and conservation of genetic diversity ... [+]

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

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

In this program, 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 program.

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
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Full-time
Part-time
14 - 16 weeks
Online
University of Kaiserslautern

Nanobiotechnology is a very recent and fascinating area of activity and research, which may be called the "Fundamental Technology of the 21st Century". Several potential ... [+]

Nanobiotechnology is a very recent and fascinating area of activity and research, which may be called the "Fundamental Technology of the 21st Century". Several potential applications can already be identified, for example in the field of medical diagnostics and therapeutics and the development of new materials. The distance learning program, unique in Germany and offered by the DISC since 2004, caters to the highly interdisciplinary nature of nanobiotechnology.

Target group

The 12 month certificate program is aimed at people, who have already obtained a university or university of applied science (Fachhochschule) qualification in a natural science or engineering or medical subject.... [-]

Germany Kaiserslautern
October 2019
Full-time
12 months
Online & Campus Combined