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  • Accident Investigation Training Courses

    Dates:

    Please click on the link below for the current schedule.

    Description:

    These courses cover such topics as accident photography, perspective grid mapping of evidence, technical accident investigation, accident reconstruction, computer-assisted traffic accident reconstruction, and other topics. Modified versions of the above training programs are available for insurance investigation, fleet safety personnel, traffic engineers, and attorneys. Training is also available for police officers and civilians in motorcycle operation. For police officers, a 10-day certified skill course is available, along with a three-day recertification and a two-day advanced course. A four-day basic and advanced course is also available for non-police personnel. All of the courses identified above are offered on-campus and other locations throughout the State of Michigan.

  • Anti-Counterfeit and Product Protection Criminology Graduate Certificate (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The certificate is an expanded, interdisciplinary program to assist working professionals and graduate students seeking a well-rounded foundation in anti-counterfeiting and product protection. The topics extend from intellectual infringement counterfeiting to focus on the underlying criminology theories, but also cover the broad product protection field including diversion, tamper-resistance, child-resistance, cargo theft, shoplifting, return and warranty fraud.

  • Certified Workers' Compensation Program (2017)

    Dates:

    • March 6 - 10, 2017: Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, 1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
    • May 1-5, 2017: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
    • July 24-28, 2017: Embassy Suites by Hilton, Alexandria Old Town, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
    • September 18-22, 2017: Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 401 K Street, San Diego, CA
    • November 6 - 10, 2017: Location TBD

    Location:

    These programs are offered several times a year in locations both in Michigan and across the country. Please see a current list of locations at the website below.

    Description:

    The week-long Certified Workers' Compensation Professional (CWCP) program provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to be recognized as a professional in this field. Attendees should have some experience in workers' compensation. Seminar topics include Principles of Disability Law; Claims Management & Insurance; Safety; Disability Prevention and Management Issues; and Medical Issues. 

  • Corrections School of Staff and Command (January - June 2017)

    Dates:

    January 23 - June 9, 2017.  Applications must be postmarked by November 18, 2016.

    Location:

    This program combines classroom learning with distance learning.

    Description:

    Michigan State University will be hosting its first ever Corrections School of Staff and Command starting in January, 2017.  This class is designed specifically for individuals that serve as leaders or managers in a correctional facility.   The 400-hour problem-based course utilizes a blend of classroom facilitated learning and cutting edge distance learning technologies.

    Problem-based learning (PBL) represents the next generation in criminal justice training by fostering critical thinking, and employing learning philosophies appropriate in today’s correctional environment.

  • Employment Law Online Course--Comprehensive Study of the Family Medical Leave Act

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Employment Law Online: Comprehensive Study of the FMLA is the fourth online course offered through MSU's School of Human Resources and Labor Relations. This course teaches participants the basic elements of the Act, including how to determine covered employers and eligible employees, explain rights and responsibilities and notification requirements, and identify potential consequences of violating the Act.

    By learning to administer the Family and Medical Leave Act, participants taking this course will be able to continue to implement good human relations practices by treating employees fairly and promoting productivity in compliance with employment laws.

  • Food Safety Online Certificate Program

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Alternative to the degree program, the Online Master of Science in Food Safety program offers a Certificate in Food Safety for Lifelong Education students who successfully complete any four of the program's qualifying graduate courses.  Course Options for Lifelong Students:

    • VM 811 - Evolution & Ecology of Foodborne Pathogens
    • VM 812 - Food Safety Toxicology
    • VM 814 - Packaging for Food Safety
    • VM 817 - Pre-harvest Food Safety
    • VM 821 - Food Protection & Defense
    • VM 824 - Global Food Safety
    • VM 825 - Quantifying Food Risk
    • VM 827 - FSMA/HACCP
    • VM 831 - Foodborne Disease Epidemiology
    • VM 835 - Food Safety Produce
    • VM 840 - Product Protection/Anti-Counterfeit Strategy
    • FSC 810 - International Food Laws & Regulations OR FSC 811 - U.S. Food Laws & Regulations

    Note:  If a student later decides to apply to our graduate degree program and is accepted, MSU will allow transfer of up to 9 credits (with a grade of 3.0 or better in each course) earned through any combination of courses taken through lifelong education, graduate certification, or transfer from another institution.

  • Human Trafficking: Identification and Advocacy (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    VisTaTech Center, Schoolcraft College 18600 Haggerty Highway, Livonia, MI 48152

    Description:

    Also known as modern-day slavery, human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, harboring, or receipt of people for purposes of slavery, forced labor, and servitude. You will learn what precisely human trafficking is and how to identify it. Discussion will include the overlaps between human trafficking and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the scope and diversity of human trafficking in Michigan; the myths surrounding human trafficking; survivor and perpetrator case studies; and legal remedies available to survivors.
    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • International Food Law Distance Education Certificate Program

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    MSU's International Food Law Distance Education Certificate Program is the winner of the ADEC Excellence Award in College and University Distance Education. The program offers nine courses through the Lifelong Education Program at Michigan State University. Courses offered include:

    • International Food Laws and Regulations: Overview Course
    • United States Food Regulation
    • European Union Food Regulation
    • Latin American Food Regulation
    • Canadian Food Regulation
    • Asian Food Regulation
    • Codex Alimentarius: The Food Code
    • OIE: World Organization for Animal Health
    • Global Risk Regulation: Focus on Food Safety

    The three-credit courses are taught completely over the Internet by an international network of experts in food regulation. No books are required. Transcript transmission is not required through the MSU Lifelong Education Program. Successful completion of four courses is required for the International Food Law Distance Education Certificate; however, students are welcome to take any number of courses desired.

  • International Short Course: Agricultural Biotechnology and Biosafety (July, August 2017)

    Dates:

    July 30 - August 11, 2017. 

    Location:

    MSU Campus in East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Education and awareness on various aspects of agricultural biotechnology including environmental biosafety and food safety issues will help assist government agencies various stakeholders make informed decisions on genetically engineered crops and products. This program is designed to help participants better understand various issues surrounding the use and management of agricultural biotechnology globally.  The focus of this training program is on biotechnology research, policies and regulations, management, and public outreach components as well as biotechnology related trade issues.

  • International Short Course: Food Safety (July 2017)

    Dates:

    July 15 - 22, 2017.  Application deadline: June 15, 2017

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    This week-long International Short Course in Food Safety. The course focuses on food safety policy development, risk analysis, and program implementation. The course provides hands-on training and experience in various aspects of food safety in both public and private sector settings. Components of the course include:

    • Food systems, food safety, and international food trade
    • Regulatory and policy issues in food safety
    • Microbial and chemical hazards
    • Food safety issues with biotechnology products
    • Risk assessment, management, and communication
    • Food preservation including irradiation
    • Antibiotic resistance
    • Hazard detection system
    • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles and practice
    • Information and training resources in food safety
    • Field visits to food and meat processing sites in Michigan
  • International Short Course: Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property Management, Technology Commercialization, and Product Stewardship (August - September 2017)

    Dates:

    August 20 - September 1, 2017.  Application deadline: July 21, 2017.

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI,  USA

    Description:

    This program is designed to enhance knowledge and skills of scientists and research managers in various aspects of agricultural research management, technology transfer, and commercialization. The program will share best practices in research management and partnerships, technology transfer, and delivery systems. Interactions with local farmers as well as field visits to agricultural research stations and extension services will be a key component of this program to demonstrate research-extension-farmer linkages.

  • Introduction to Product Counterfeiting Online Course

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This 3-credit undergraduate course is an introductory examination of product counterfeiting, a global crime that affects people of every socio-economic class, race, gender and culture. The problem is explored through a review of popular literature (e.g., newspaper and magazine articles, blogs, social media), empirical studies, case histories, and criminological theory. Attention is given to understanding the following themes and concepts: the social and economic impacts of product counterfeiting, the transnational nature of counterfeiting organizations, offender motivation, consumer behavior, and the application of crime prevention techniques and theory. The materials presented in this course provide a global understanding of product counterfeiting including the role of brand owners, law enforcement, governments, legitimate businesses, criminal enterprises, and individual consumers.

  • Judicial Administration Online Credit Certificate Program

    Description:

    MSU's School of Criminal Justice offers the Judicial Administration Certificate Program, which consists of twelve graduate credits. In addition to the subject matter addressed in the noncredit certificate, the credit-bearing certificate also includes multi-disciplinary theories, methods, and practices applied to judicial system operations, mandates, problems, and challenges experienced by courts operating in complex and diversified societies.

  • Judicial Administration Online Master of Science Degree

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    MSU's School of Criminal Justice offers an online, 30-credit Master of Science in Judicial Administration. Courses address emerging issues and trends in judicial administration in the United States and globally, as well as the theories, methods, and practices deemed to be critically important for the administration of courts.  Students can complete this master of science degree program in 24 months.

  • Judicial Administration Online Noncredit Certificate Program

    Description:

    The Judicial Administration noncredit certificate program is designed to give participants the opportunity to build upon existing professional skills and gain basic knowledge and skills in judicial administration that can be readily applied in the court environment.

    The program is comprised of sixty contact hours of instruction plus a capstone experience based on the NACM core competencies. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion within five years of the start date. Students who complete this program can apply the certificate toward credit-bearing courses or transfer those credits to a bachelor's or master's degree at another academic institution, if approved by that academic institution.

  • Master Citizen Planner Credentialing Program

    Description:

    The Master Citizen Planner (MCP) Program provides advanced skill development and a benchmark for continuing education among Michigan elected and appointed officials and citizen volunteers. The MCP program involves completing the Citizen Planner course of seven core sessions (in classroom or online), passing an examination, developing a capstone project, and meeting continuing education requirements. The MCP designation is an achievement recognized as the standard of excellence among planning officials and community leaders in Michigan, and participants who complete the MCP program receive incentives such as course discounts, exclusive training opportunities, and scholarships for annual conferences and regional training offered by partnering organizations.

  • Michigan Citizen Planner Classroom Program: Macomb County (March - May 2017)

    Dates:

    Class begins on March 9 and continues on Thursday evenings, 6 - 9 p.m., March 16, 23, 29, April 13, 20, 27, and May 4, 2017. There will be no class on April 6, 2017. The May 4 class is not required for the Citizen Planner certificate and may not be used as a substitute for a core class (1-7), but is required to be considered for a scholarship from Macomb County.

    Location:

    MSU Extension Office Assembly room, 21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township, MI 48036

    Description:

    Michigan Citizen Planner offers a seven-week, non-credit course called “Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning” that leads to an optional certificate of completion awarded by MSU Extension. Earning the certificate involves the successful completion of seven core sessions.  Courses are held for consecutive weeks at a local facility. Each session is designed to be approximately 2½ hours in length and includes hands-on learning exercises. The seven core sessions of “Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning” provide a basic skill set and are required for certification. Participants with limited time may enroll in individual sessions of their choosing.

  • Online Certificate Program in Conservation Criminology

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Conservation criminology is an approach to research, teaching and outreach currently under development at MSU. With the goal of improving evidence-based practices related to environmental crimes and risks, conservation criminology offers a conceptual framework that integrates criminology and criminal justice, conservation and natural resource management and risk and decision science.

    This masters level certificate program examines the practical and theoretical implications of the conservation criminology framework. It consists of three online courses that examine environmental crimes and risks at the individual, corporate and global levels.

  • Online Certificate Program in Criminal Justice: International Focus

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Globalization is creating profound and fast-moving changes in the field of criminal justice. The three-course (nine-credit) Certificate in International Focus offers relevant, career-oriented courses and research projects focused on such issues as organized crime, money laundering, international fraud, and drug trafficking. This flexible program enables participants to enhance their knowledge and skills in this increasingly important field of law enforcement while continuing their regular employment.

    Participants can use the certificate program as the first step towards a master’s degree in Criminal Justice. Those who complete the certificate program and meet the School of Criminal Justice’s admission criteria for the master’s degree may transfer the certificate courses to their master’s degree program.

  • Online Certificate Program in Homeland Security

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

     

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Online Homeland Security Certificate program is a three-course program that allows working professionals and graduate students to add a specialization in homeland security to their career or academic plans.

     

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