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Course studies give the adult learner a closer look at a wide range of subjects without the constraints associated with pursuing a formal degree. Ranging in duration between monthly or yearly expectations, high school graduates can find a rigorous learning experience that supports their interests.

What is a course in life sciences? A course in life sciences usually covers concepts dealing with organisms and living ecosystems. General categories of study might include agriculture, forestry, fisheries, biochemistry, ecology, and etymology. Within these categories, students may find themselves immersed in studies of biology and chemistry dealing with nutrition, healthcare, chemical and molecular bonding, cellular processes, genetics, and systems of life. The sustainability of food and farming with natural resources may also be covered.

Students with a background in life sciences develop team skills in organization and leadership. They are often multitaskers capable of reviewing data, analyzing strengths and weaknesses, and offering sustainable solutions. They are detail-oriented and focus on streamlining processes to maximize returns. These are exceptional employment skills that translate beyond the realm of life sciences.

The nature of the study of life sciences lends itself well to online institutional programs, providing an affordable and accessible option. It is difficult to compare program costs between individual institutions and delivery mode due to the targeted focus of course design requirements. Therefore, it is best to check with your preferred institution for the current cost of attendance.

Numerous employment opportunities are available for students pursuing life science. Job possibilities include biomedical scientist, biochemist, clinical research associate, and industrial pharmacist. Clinical pathology is another option with a biology or chemistry focus, yet there is crossover with additional areas. Working as an educator, advocating for environmental change as a non-profit administrator or resource policy expert, and acting as a consultant for corporations or government entities are also areas of opportunity.

Scholars are able to grasp the concepts of life science topics with a global perspective either through distance learning or a local institution. 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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IEEF Instituto Español para la Educación y la Formación

Become a certified specialist, practice in the best companies, and work on what you like ... [+]

Description of Zoo Animal Caregiver course in Madrid

Few professions can offer people as many compensations as those related to wild animals.

This zoo animal care course (face-to-face, in Madrid) follows the specifications of the BOE for this training. Our students are known by the main companies in the sector, who request them for internships (and in many cases, for hiring).

At the end you will have the title of animal caretaker of zoo, and the corresponding certificates. You will be entitled to 160 hours of internships in companies in the sector, with real chances of getting a job.

If you prefer, this course is also taught online.

What will I learn?

With this course you will know the care and handling of the animals that are usually found in zoos. You will learn from the maintenance and hygiene of facilities and animals to ensure their well-being, to the preparation of their diets, the monitoring of their behaviors or the control of the offspring, as well as assistance to biologists, zoologists, ethologists and conservationists. they work in zoos.... [-]

Spain Madrid
September 2019
Spanish
Campus
Online
IEEF Instituto Español para la Educación y la Formación

Become a certified specialist, practice in the best companies, and work on what you like ... [+]

Description of the Horse Carer course in Madrid

This horse care course (face-to-face, in Madrid) follows the specifications of the BOE for this training. Our students are known by the main companies in the sector, who request them for internships (and in many cases, for hiring). At the end you will have the Horse Carer diploma, and the corresponding certificates.

You will be entitled to 160 hours of internships in companies in the sector, with real chances of getting a job.

More and more people learn to ride for pleasure, buy horses or form studs. The lack of specialized professionals in the care of horses and the maintenance of facilities is becoming more evident every day, so professionals are needed in this area.... [-]

Spain Madrid
September 2019
Spanish
Campus
Online
Online & Campus Combined
Hotelfernschule Poppe+Neumann

The training for dietetic cooking CCI is another way for chefs, professionals in the field of home economics and nutrition and also for lateral entrants with professional ... [+]

Survey

The additional qualification for dietetic cooking is and will no longer be restricted to hospitals or nursing homes, but now also in the corporate catering and restaurant area in view of increasing food intolerances, allergies and sickness special fares a simple must.

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The training for dietetic cooking CCI is another way for chefs, professionals in the field of home economics and nutrition and also for lateral entrants with professional experience, to increase your attractiveness to the labor market.

Diet chefs

Kitchen manager in nursing homes, hospitals Kitchen manager in company canteens, cafeterias Head of Dietetics in hotel and restaurant businesses lifted ... [-]
Germany Germany Online
October 2019
German
Full-time
24 months
Online
COQUIS

Learn the art enogastronomy, turn their passion into a profession, engage in the world of cooking acquiring all the in-depth expertise, through a series of articulated an ... [+]

Learn the art enogastronomy, turn their passion into a profession, engage in the world of cooking acquiring all the in-depth expertise, through a series of articulated and qualified studies, divided into theory and practice lessons: the kitchen Professional Course coquis teaches the fundamental skills likely to pursue a professional chef from the ground up, and then start working career in the restaurant industry.

recipients

Cookery Course Professional Night is for those who have no work experience and has the desire to learn the basics of the kitchen to immediately enter into a professional context, with a level of qualification recognized by the industry.

Access to the course is allowed to a maximum number of 16 participants, to ensure the full involvement in the operation of all the students, divided into single workstations, fully equipped with the latest technology.... [-]

Italy Rome
October 2019
Italian
Full-time
27 weeks
Campus
Kinsale College

Sustainable Horticulture/Permaculture is a science-based course offering a practical and wide-ranging learning experience in a unique and thriving college community. Kins ... [+]

Sustainable Horticulture / Permaculture

Sustainable Horticulture/Permaculture is a science-based course offering a practical and wide-ranging learning experience in a unique and thriving college community. Kinsale has a strong tradition of food and farming, as well as providing a near-idyllic environment for exploring ecology and the natural environment. The course is a mixture of classroom-based talks, practical activities, site visits, master classes from a range of visiting specialists and group project work.

About The Course

Sustainable Horticulture/Permaculture is a science-based course offering a practical and wide-ranging learning experience in a unique and thriving college community. Kinsale has a strong tradition of food and farming, as well as providing a near-idyllic environment for exploring ecology and the natural environment. The course is a mixture of classroom-based talks, practical activities, site visits, master classes from a range of visiting specialists and group project work. The practical aspects of the course include:... [-]

Ireland Kinsale
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1 year
Campus
Distance Learning Centre

The Garden Design - Level 3 Course can help students to learn the principles of design in horticulture, and gain an excellent knowledge and experience of using plants and ... [+]

The Garden Design - Level 3 Course can help students to learn the principles of design in horticulture, and gain an excellent knowledge and experience of using plants and garden features.

This home study course is designed in easy to follow units, with set exercises and assignments along the way to ensure you understand the areas covered.

Students will have access to an experienced personal tutor by email who holds a degree in Botany (BSc Hons).

The course covers the following units:

Unit One - Garden Design & You Unit Two - What Good Design Achieves Unit Three - Starting to Design Unit Four - The Importance of Soils & Sites Unit Five - Starting Real Design Work Unit Six - Planning Unit Seven - Designing for Interest Unit Eight - Water in the Garden Unit Nine - Children & Pets Unit Ten - Gardening for Users with Disabilities, the Elderly and Garden Safety Unit Eleven - Upkeep & Maintenance Unit Twelve - Structures in the Garden Unit Thirteen - Marketing Your Garden Design Business Unit Fourteen - Tricks of the Trade ... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
120 hours
Online
UK Open College

The International GCSE in Science (Double Award) aims to impart a systematic body of scientific knowledge and facts, and an understanding of scientific concepts, principl ... [+]

The International GCSE in Science (Double Award) aims to impart a systematic body of scientific knowledge and facts, and an understanding of scientific concepts, principles, themes and patterns. Experimental skills based on correct and safe laboratory techniques are developed, as well as students’ ability to form hypotheses and design experiments to test them. This single-tier qualification is assessed via three papers – one each from chemistry, biology and physics. Students are awarded two International GCSE grades from A* to G.

Qualification: IGCSE Combined Science (Double Award) Accredited: Yes QCF Recognised: Yes Awarding Body: Edexcel Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year Duration: Flexible - Approx 300 Hours - 12 Months Max Support Course Aims Impart a systematic body of scientific knowledge and facts, and an understanding of scientific concepts, principles, themes and patterns Further students' appreciation of the practical nature of science, developing experimental skills based on correct and safe laboratory techniques Develop an appreciation of the importance of accurate experimental work to scientific method and reporting Develop students' ability to form hypotheses and design experiments to test them Sustain and develop an enjoyment of, and interest in, the scientific world Foster an appreciation of the significance of science in wider personal, social, environmental, economic and technological contexts, with a consideration of ethical issues Syllabus ... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
300 hours
Online
Inchbald School of 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 s ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Full-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
Lurleen B Wallace Community College

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 deg ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Andalusia
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Fleming College

The Forestry Technician career path will appeal to you if you are passionate about the outdoors, and concerned for the responsible management of forest resources. ... [+]

The Forestry Technician career path will appeal to you if you are passionate about the outdoors, and concerned for the responsible management of forest resources.

Program Highlights

As a Forestry Technician, you can be a part of a close-knit community of men and women across the country who are making a difference in our environment. Fleming College's Forestry program is the largest in Canada. In this two-year program, you'll acquire the skills to work effectively in natural resources management - learning traditional forestry skills such as compassing and tree identification, plus how to work with ArcMap, GPS and other high tech software.

In an ideal combination of theory and technical hands-on experiences, your studies in the classroom will be complemented by numerous field excursions. You'll participate in the Forestry program's unique field camp experience in Mattawa, at Samuel de Champlain Park. In addition, you can increase your credentials (and career readiness and versatility) by taking certification courses such as forest fire fighting, first aid and CPR, tree marking and cutter certification (at a modest extra cost). ... [-]
Canada Lindsay Peterborough Minden Cobourg  + 1 More
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Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Fleming College

The Fish and Wildlife Technician program can lead you into a rewarding career, combining your love of the outdoors and keen interest in fish and wildlife, with a commitme ... [+]

The Fish and Wildlife Technician program can lead you into a rewarding career, combining your love of the outdoors and keen interest in fish and wildlife, with a commitment to responsible resource management.

Program Highlights Besides your classroom sessions learning the theory and skills needed for hands-on work, you'll spend a significant amount of time in fish and wildlife laboratory work, and participate in numerous excursions into the field. In 3rd semester, you'll participate in a one-week fisheries field camp where you will be working in small boats, handling trap nets and live fish. During field excursions you will practice fisheries management skills and learn about the logistics involved in the design and implementation of field projects, including wading in moving water while wearing a backpack. You will also be spending considerable time in the wild learning plant, bird and mammal identification skills, remote sensing such as tracking animals over rough terrain, and conducting wildlife observations in all weather conditions, including rain, deep snow, and extreme temperatures. Why Choose Fleming Our program is the only one in Ontario accredited by the North American Wildlife Technology Association (NAWTA). Fleming is one of only two colleges in the province offering a Fish and Wildlife program, and the only one located in southern Ontario. The comprehensive, challenging training you'll receive in this program, facilitated by faculty with experience in the field, ensures that you will obtain the well-rounded, relevant skills employers are seeking. Common First Semester ... [-]
Canada Lindsay Peterborough Minden Cobourg  + 1 More
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Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Fleming College

Aquaculture involves a range of activities, related principally to farming marine and freshwater fish and seafood. The salmon industry accounts for the majority of aquacu ... [+]

Aquaculture involves a range of activities, related principally to farming marine and freshwater fish and seafood. The salmon industry accounts for the majority of aquaculture operations in Canada.

Program Highlights

This compressed, one-year program is the only Aquaculture program offered as a Post-Graduate Certificate in Ontario. Food aquaculture operations encompass a wide variety of species and culture techniques. In addition to food production, aquaculture activities include production of fish for conservation, and production for ornamental species. The global demand for aquaculture products is growing, along with demands for stewardship, sustainability and food safety and security. This unique program combines:... [-]

Canada Lindsay Peterborough Minden Cobourg  + 1 More
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)

Brazil is one of the largest grain and meat producing countries in the world. Thus, the disciplines offered aim at engaging students in several aspects related to sustai ... [+]

Brazil is one of the largest grain and meat producing countries in the world. Thus, the disciplines offered aim at engaging students in several aspects related to sustainable agricultural and animal production in the tropics. Students will have also the opportunity of studying in different UNESP campuses and, therefore, gain knowledge on different production and research approaches in agricultural sciences in Brazil.

Courses:

Biodegradable Coatings and Additives for Food Application Biodiversity and the Beauty and Utility of Natural Products Biodiversity in Coastal Systems Biodiversity of fungi Breeding Autogamous Species Ecophysiology of Bioenergy Crops Evolution of Plant Path... [-]
Brazil São Paulo
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Full-time
Campus
International Career Institute

A career in horticulture is perfect for individuals who adore gardening, love working outdoors, and want to put their management, design, planning, science, and technical ... [+]

A career in horticulture is perfect for individuals who adore gardening, love working outdoors, and want to put their management, design, planning, science, and technical skills to good use. At ICI, we introduce to you a comprehensive horticulture course that endows you with skills necessary to be successful in this field.

Course Outline Plant Propagation Plant Protection Landscaping & Garden Design Crops Viticulture Cut Flower Growing Horticultural Technology Organic Plant Growing Permaculture Ornamental Horticulture Grounds Management Turf Nature Park Management Arboriculture Career Prospects

ICI’s horticulture graduates can enjoy a wide range of opportunities in many areas of the field including:... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
International Career Institute

ICI lets your career bloom literally and figuratively with our floristry design course. To keep up with industry standards, our course is specially developed by experienc ... [+]

ICI lets your career bloom literally and figuratively with our floristry design course. To keep up with industry standards, our course is specially developed by experienced florists. We are dedicated to providing you quality floristry education to broaden your knowledge and hone your skills in the field.

Course Outline Introduction Creating Floral Arrangements Getting Hired Starting Your Own Flower Shop Getting and Keeping Customers Career Prospects

Our floristry course graduates spend every workday brightening people’s lives with their creativity in arranging flowers. Additionally, they get to earn extremely well in this exciting job. Whether it is getting employed in an established flower shop or opening your own florist business for more freedom and financial gains, ICI can help you achieve it.... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online