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Every student is unique, as are the paths available for higher education. Students interested in fast-tracking their career can earn a diploma in a specific course of study.

What is a diploma in life sciences? Students interested in this path of study may learn about the nature of lifeforms. The general overview of life science programs, also called biosciences, typically delves into the complex nature of living organisms and their development, purpose and environment. Within this field are subfields that students can focus on, such as biology, chemistry, physiology, ecology, genetics, horticulture and agricultural. Students also can learn to better use the scientific method to understand life from its smallest to biggest forms.

While learning about life at a scientific levels, student may enhance their own life skills. Communication and problem-solving abilities are inherent in science and everyday living. Student also may become more familiar with analyzing charts, communications and statistics, which complements a resume.

Since diploma programs are typically around two years, students can expect to pay for at least four semesters. This cost will vary on the school selected to attend and may also be influenced by whether it is online or on campus.

Since life sciences is a broad subject that isn’t connected with a specific career, opportunities may be easier to find with an emphasis in a particular subject. Generally, students may find a role as a lab technician or research assistant. Chemistry- or biology-focused diplomas may lead to jobs like biochemist, microbiologist or clinical research associate. Resource managers or park naturalists are potential jobs for those interested in ecology. An emphasis in physiology may open the door to the field of medicine. Students may find work as a pharmaceutical researcher or health care scientist.

Life science diplomas can be obtained from a number of accredited institutions internationally. Online programs are available for specific subfield studies. 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

College Boreal

The Agricultural Technology program offers basic training in agriculture and farm business management, according to new industry trends and the different methods of gover ... [+]

Agriculture is a vital sector of the Canadian economy. Those who choose a career in agriculture made a choice that will affect the regional and global power.

The Agricultural Technology program offers basic training in agriculture and farm business management, according to new industry trends and the different methods of governance of a farm.

Two profiles are available to students: profile animal and plant profile. The person graduated from this program acquired through this training the skills to adapt to the many technological, social and economic changes in agriculture and para-agricultural sector today.

Conditions of admission : Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent from another province, or the candidate status or adult candidate 1 French credit: grade 11 or 12 (mandatory group course), pre-college or pre-university You not have what you need? Referring now to the inside cover official certificates or certifications offered in the program: safe handling of pesticides (Ontario or Quebec) WHMIS As a result of your program, you're ready for the job market: animator and popularizer Technical Advisor crops, animal feed, equipment and machinery and funding scout for pests manager and farm owner inseminator, dairy controller or classifier Representative for crop insurance, for producer associations technician in agro-environmental clubs, animal science, or in garden centers cowherd As a result of your program, you're ready for the job market: at university - the college (2 years) is recognized in several Ontario universities (minimum 30 credits) *. ... [-]
Canada Sudbury Hearst Kapuskasing Temiskaming Shores Timmins Toronto Windsor Niagara Falls Temiscaming North Bay  + 7 More
September 2019
French (Canada)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
South African Business & Technology Institute

The purpose of this qualification is to allow Supervisors to progress towards a Junior Farm Manager position with specific reference to Animal Production. On successful c ... [+]

The purpose of this qualification is to allow Supervisors to progress towards a Junior Farm Manager position with specific reference to Animal Production.

Course Outline Semester 01 Semester 02 Explain intermediate animal nutrition Explain animal classification and natural history Give an overview of the industry structure Implement a natural resource management plan Explain animal classification and natural history Manage water quality parameters Career Prospects Farm Supervisor Animal Breeder Junior Farm Manager Certification

On successful completion of the program, the student will receive a Certificate in Animal Production NQF 4

Fees Payable

*The following fees are payable per level and may increase in terms of SABTI Finance Policies... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
Online Academies

In this course, you will be introduced to biochemistry, which is the study of the chemical processes which take place in living cells. People are sometimes deterred from ... [+]

75% discount on all courses using the code SA75

Overview

In this course, you will be introduced to biochemistry, which is the study of the chemical processes which take place in living cells.

People are sometimes deterred from studying this subject by the thought of the chemistry and physics on which it is based. This course aims to show that it is quite possible to achieve an understanding of some of the fundamental concepts of biochemistry without building on a basis of pure science.

The approach will be practice related, with an emphasis on selected areas of the subject which can help to improve understanding of the provision of care to patients and clients. No prior knowledge of the subject is assumed.... [-]

United Kingdom Bournemouth
Open Enrollment
Online
The College of Animal Welfare

If you are working in a supporting role in a veterinary environment then this course could be for you! You will study a variety of content to help you in your role of loo ... [+]

If you are working in a supporting role in a veterinary environment then this course could be for you! You will study a variety of content to help you in your role of looking after animals effectively within a veterinary practice environment.

Studied by online distance learning this means that no college attendance is required. However, you will need to be working or volunteering in a veterinary practice for a minimum of 10 hours per week. The course will be delivered in English so you will also need to ensure you have a good level of understanding of the English language.

Content

This qualification consists of three units:

Unit 201 – Principles and Practices of Animal Handling and Care in the Veterinary Environment. This covers the general care of animals within the veterinary practice such as safe handling, accommodation and feeding requirements Unit 202 – Principles and Practices of Assisting with Veterinary Care in the Veterinary Environment. This covers various areas such as common terminology and anatomy and assisting with nursing care including surgical conditions and fluid therapy Unit 203 – Principles and Practices of Administrative Duties in the Veterinary Care Environment. Within this unit, other useful skills are studied such as client communication, teamwork and reception skills in order to ensure that you can support the smooth running of a veterinary practice Entry Requirements ... [-]
United Kingdom Huntingdon
August 2019
Part-time
Online
The College of Animal Welfare

Studied on an online, distance learning basis, this is an ideal way to gain an internationally recognized animal care qualification without attending College. This allows ... [+]

Are you passionate about animals? Want to learn more about their health, care, and welfare? If so, this qualification could be for you!

Studied on an online, distance learning basis, this is an ideal way to gain an internationally recognized animal care qualification without attending College. This allows you to learn how to make a difference to the animals in your care. The course will be delivered in English and you will access your course materials via our online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), allowing you to study at a time that suits you.

Content

Throughout this online course, you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills which you can then use to make a difference to the animals in your care. The units you will study are as below:... [-]

United Kingdom Huntingdon
Open Enrollment
Part-time
1 year
Online
College Boreal

The Agricultural Technology program offers basic training in agriculture and farm business management, according to new industry trends and the different methods of gover ... [+]

This program is taught in French, click here for the French Translation of the program

Agriculture is a vital sector of the Canadian economy. Those who choose a career in agriculture made a choice that will affect the regional and global power.

The Agricultural Technology program offers basic training in agriculture and farm business management, according to new industry trends and the different methods of governance of a farm.

Two profiles are available to students: profile animal and plant profile. The person graduated from this program acquired through this training the skills to adapt to the many technological, social and economic changes in agriculture and para-agricultural sector today.... [-]

Canada Sudbury Hearst Kapuskasing Temiskaming Shores Timmins Toronto Windsor Niagara Falls Temiscaming North Bay  + 7 More
September 2019
French (Canada)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Drury University

The faculty and staff of the Department of Chemistry are committed to providing a rigorous and comprehensive academic program that will enrich the intellectual lives of o ... [+]

The faculty and staff of the Department of Chemistry are committed to providing a rigorous and comprehensive academic program that will enrich the intellectual lives of our students.

The whole of the chemistry curricula is designed for students to test the interplay between theory and observation. Students in chemistry are expected to develop skills for critically evaluating ideas, and to discover for themselves the extent to which theoretical models provide an explanation for how nature behaves.

The academic chemistry program requires students to integrate practical and theoretical knowledge, and to reach a deeper understanding of how the practice of science impacts society.... [-]

USA Springfield
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Melbourne Polytechnic

Nurture your interest in all things green by gaining a well sought after qualification in the Diploma of Horticulture. Be the one dispensing advice on plant suitability, ... [+]

Nurture your interest in all things green by gaining a well sought after qualification in the Diploma of Horticulture. Be the one dispensing advice on plant suitability, health and design, and become the expert this ever-changing and dynamic industry needs - a rewarding career awaits.

Become a Horticulturist with a specialised career

Horticulture is playing an increasingly vital role in conserving our environment and maintaining flora for future generations.

Our Horticulture programme is diverse and facilitates entry into a range of industry sectors including landscape construction and design, local government, contract maintenance, consultancy services, botanic gardens and horticultural enterprises.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Melbourne Polytechnic

With Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Agriculture you will be at the forefront of specialist knowledge and skills that are in demand right across Australia. With increa ... [+]

With Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Agriculture you will be at the forefront of specialist knowledge and skills that are in demand right across Australia. With increased concern about the welfare and husbandry of livestock, soil health, and sustainable farming and climate risk management, Agriculture is a dynamic industry that will provide a rewarding career.

Strengthen your employment prospects

With the Diploma of Agriculture you will gain specialised, professional skills and knowledge that you can utilise within a variety of enterprises around Victoria and the country. Learn the rationale behind many different farming practices, why pasture and soil health is vital for livestock production, and be able to identify practices to improve farming efficiency.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
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Full-time
18 months
Campus
University of Johannesburg

The central purpose of the National Diploma in Food Technology is to develop graduates who can demonstrate focused knowledge and skills in Food Technology. ... [+]

DOORNFONTEIN CAMPUS

The central purpose of the National Diploma in Food Technology is to develop graduates who can demonstrate focused knowledge and skills in Food Technology. The programme therefore focuses centrally on equipping students with an in-depth and specialised knowledge of the general principles and practical skills applicable to the Food Technology industry. As part of the diploma study, and in collaboration with the relevant workplace institutions/bodies/organisations, students are also exposed to the relevant world of work in order to gain experience in applying the acquired knowledge and practical skills in the workplace context. The tuition and workplace experience enable successful students to access a number of career and employment opportunities relating to analytical their specialization.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
Campus
University of Johannesburg

The central purpose of the National Diploma in Biotechnology is to develop graduates who can demonstrate focused knowledge and skills in Biotechnology. ... [+]

DOORNFONTEIN CAMPUS

The central purpose of the National Diploma in Biotechnology is to develop graduates who can demonstrate focused knowledge and skills in Biotechnology. The programme therefore focuses centrally on equipping students with an in-depth and specialised knowledge of the general principles and practical skills applicable to the Biotechnology industry. As part of the diploma study, and in collaboration with the relevant workplace institutions/bodies/organisations, students are also exposed to the relevant world of work in order to gain experience in applying the acquired knowledge and practical skills in the workplace context. The tuition and workplace experience enable successful students to access a number of career and employment opportunities relating to analytical their specialization.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
Campus
University of Johannesburg

The central purpose of the National Diploma in Biochemistry is to develop graduates who can demonstrate focused knowledge and skills in Biochemistry. ... [+]

DOORNFONTEIN CAMPUS

The central purpose of the National Diploma in Biochemistry is to develop graduates who can demonstrate focused knowledge and skills in Biochemistry. The programme therefore focuses centrally on equipping students with an in-depth and specialised knowledge of the general principles and practical skills applicable to the Biochemistry industry. As part of the diploma study, and in collaboration with the relevant workplace institutions/bodies/organisations, students are also exposed to the relevant world of work in order to gain experience in applying the acquired knowledge and practical skills in the workplace context. The tuition and workplace experience enable successful students to access a number of career and employment opportunities relating to analytical their specialization.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
Campus
Asturias Corporación Universitaria

In order to reduce the risks of food poisoning and provide consumers with safe food, the food industry has been concerned with implementing systems and standards that gua ... [+]

Diploma in Food Safety

In order to reduce the risks of food poisoning and provide consumers with safe food, the food industry has been concerned with implementing systems and standards that guarantee the safety of food. There are a series of practical tools that lead to the establishment, implementation, maintenance and improvement of quality management systems, such as the BPM, HACCP and Food Safety systems including ISO 22000 audit techniques. : 2005

The Food Security Diploma with accreditation as Internal Auditor in Food Security of the University of Asturias and IEP, will allow participants to develop the skills required for the management of these tools in this area of knowledge.... [-]

Spain Madrid Colombia Bogotá
January 2020
Spanish
Part-time
120 hours
Online
Ducasse Education - Centre de Formation Alain Ducasse

For professionals with 2/3 years experience minimum or students with a Culinary Diploma. Acquire the highest level of expertise in every specialty in the professional kit ... [+]

For professionals with 2/3 years experience minimum or students with a Culinary Diploma.

Accelerate your culinary career! Dedicated to Culinary Arts graduates and practicing Chefs who want to complement their know-how, this intensive advanced skills program provides the highest standards expected at top international establishments. Acquire the highest level of expertise for every specialty in the professional kitchen, from cold kitchen preparations to advanced culinary techniques applied to different catering concepts. Reinforce skills know-how in a real-world working environment through a monitored internship. Small group settings provide personalized, interactive and efficient training. This training will award you the title of «Responsable en Cuisine Gastronomique» (1), NSF code 221T, level III (FR) and level 5 (EU) entered in the National register of professional Certifications by order of September 26th, 2016 and published on the Official Journal on October 4th, 2016. Duration: 6 months: 3-month training + 3-month internship in an establishement part of Ducasse Education's network. ... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
6 months
Campus
Tecnológico de Monterrey (Educación Continua Presencial)

The objective of this program is to develop the necessary skills to formulate and implement a strategic business plan, which allows the company to improve its capacity to ... [+]

objective

Develops the necessary skills to formulate and implement a strategic business plan, which allows the company to improve its capacity to generate value.

Benefits of the programYou will develop your perspective on agribusiness in Mexico.You will strengthen the capacity to generate value in business activities that revolve around agrifood production.You will implement operational, financial and market risk management models.You will launch projects focused on improving access to local and export markets.Increase efficiency and quality in the management of agribusiness operations.Addressed to

Owners, partners, directors and managers of agribusiness, as well as professionals who offer consulting in innovation and development of alternatives for companies that participate in the value chains associated with the agri-food sector.... [-]

Mexico Zapopan Santiago de Querétaro
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Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
108 hours
Campus