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  • Applied Plant Science Dual Enrollment Certificates and Associate Degree Program (Northwestern Michigan)

    Location:

    Two or three plant science courses are offered each Fall and Spring semester in Traverse City and are held in the evening at the NMC University Center. Some classes are offered by two-way interactive television system that connects you to MSU East Lansing campus faculty.  Other classes are taught on-site by MSU faculty and additional highly qualified and experienced individuals.

    Description:

    This combined program enables students to complete an Associate’s degree and certificate program, without leaving northern Michigan.  Students can choose from a MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology Applied Plant Science Certificate with a specialization in  Landscape Horticulture or in Commercial Horticulture Operations, along with a NMC, NCMC, KCC, or WSCC Associate’s degree in Applied Science (AAS) or Science and Arts (ASA).

    Each student receives one-on-one help selecting a program of study, which includes an “on-the-job” internship opportunity. Taking advantage of world-acclaimed expertise and close-to-home convenience, the program provides professionals in the industry a chance to sharpen technical skills, keep informed of the latest research and regulatory information, and improve management practices. Graduates will enjoy a wide range of career and employment choices.

  • Applied Plant Science Program (Muskegon, MI)

    Location:

    Two or three plant science courses are offered each Fall and Spring semester in Benton Harbor and are held in the evening at Lake Michigan College. Some classes are offered by two-way interactive television system that connects you to MSU East Lansing campus faculty. Class meets in a special distance learning classroom which has interactive TV technology, there you can see, hear and talk to your instructor. Your instructor is able to answer your questions and speak to you directly. Other classes are taught, on-site by MSU faculty and additional highly qualified and experienced individuals. You may also connect to campus resources by computer and the Internet from home, work, and local libraries.

     

    Description:

    The Applied Plant Science program includes course work taught by faculty members from Lake Michigan College and Michigan State University. The degree and certificate programs contain specialty and general education course requirements which may vary some depending on area of study and community college associate degree requirements. Certificate options are available either in Viticulture or in the Applied Plant Science Program, with options in Commercial Horticulture Operations, Landscape Horticulture or Commercial Turfgrass Operations.

    The Southwest Michigan Applied Plant Science program offers this same type of specialized curriculum as the campus programs. It differs from the on-campus programs in some significant ways. First, it combines MSU courses, with community college courses. Student may simultaneously earn both an MSU Certificate and a community college Associate degree. Second, it brings MSU courses to you without the need move to East Lansing.

  • Immunodiagnostics and Clinical Flow Cytometry Online Certificate Program

    Location:

    Online and a one-week lab on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.

    Description:

    This program will train laboratory scientists to use the techniques and flow cytometry equipment to diagnose various medical conditions and learn the techniques to arrive at a diagnosis quicker and with more accuracy. This certificate program is made up of three, two-credit courses. The first two courses are only available online, and the third is a one-week lab taught on the main campus of Michigan State University.

    The Certificate Program is comprised of the following courses:

    • Concepts in Immunodiagnostics (online): BLD 850, 2 credits
    • Clinical Application of Immunodiagnostics Principles (online): BLD 851, 2 credits
    • Immunodiagnostics Laboratory (week-long intensive on-campus format): BLD 852, 2 credits
  • Landscape and Lawn Management Dual Enrollment Certificate and Associate Degree Program (Grand Rapids)

    Location:

    The program uses multiple course delivery methods. MSU offers two to three courses each fall and spring semester in the evening at locations in Grand Rapids. All classes are taught on-site by MSU faculty or highly qualified industry leaders. Other MSU courses will be taught via distance learning, an interactive television system that connects students and classmates to the best instructors possible.

    Description:

    The Landscape and Lawn Management Certificate combines horticulture courses with business courses and an industry related internship to fulfill the program. The combination of courses is delivered by the Institute of Agricultural Technology and Grand Rapids Community College which together fulfill the Certificate requirements. Students in the program are also able to earn an Associate’s Degree from GRCC by taking only a few more classes.

    This Certificate leads to employment in landscaping, turfgrass, and plant nursery industries. The required professional internship gives students direct applied experience in preparation of job placement or enhancing current skills.

  • Master of Arts in Teaching General Science for K-8 Teachers

    Location:

    118 N. Kedzie Lab, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    This program allows candidates to take science courses tailored specifically for K-8 teachers in conjunction with courses exploring new techniques of teaching math and science. The science content courses offered summers were developed by the College of Natural Science’s Division of Science and Mathematics Education with input from practicing teachers. They are taught by qualified secondary science teachers with extensive experience in meeting the needs of K-8 teachers. All courses use the Michigan Curriculum Framework for Science and AAAS’s Benchmarks as guidelines. The pedagogy courses, taught by science and math education experts in the College of Education, are usually offered weekday evenings during the school year.

  • Master of Science in Beam Physics Online Program

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Master of Science in Beam Physics requires a total of 30 credits, of which at least 16 must be at the graduate level. The remainder may be upper division undergraduate. Master's students are also required to complete a Master's Thesis or Master’s Essay (remotely, with supervisor at MSU and/or with approved external mentors at National Laboratories and other universities)--up to 12 credits.

    Credit can be earned in a variety of ways by combination of the following classes:

    • Introduction to Beam Physics (online): PHY 861, 3 credits
    • Nonlinear Beam Dynamics (online): PHY 961, 3 credits
    • Particle Accelerators (online): PHY 962, 3 credits (may be taken twice)
    • US Particle Accelerator School (USPAS online): PHY 963, 3 credits (may be taken repeatedly)
    • Seminar in Beam Physics Research: PHY 964, 3 credits (may be taken repeatedly)

     

  • Molecular Laboratory Diagnostics Online Certificate

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Michigan State University (MSU) Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program offers a Certificate Program in Molecular Laboratory Diagnostics. Completion of the three courses is required for the certificate, though individual course enrollment is possible with appropriate prerequisites. The didactic courses are taught via computer on the World Wide Web through MSU's Virtual University. The laboratory component is a hybrid course, taught online and over one week on the University's East Lansing campus. Participants can also arrange to complete this segment at a remote site where proper equipment and instrumentation is available.

    The courses required for the Certificate Program include:

    • Concepts in Molecular Biology (online): BLD 830, 2 credits
    • Clinical Applications of Molecular Biology (online): BLD 831, 2 credits
    • Molecular Pathology Laboratory (on- or off-campus): BLD 832, 2 credits
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology Professional Business Courses

    Location:

    Life Sciences Building, 1355 Bogue St, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    These professional business courses are for scientists who wish to improve their business savvy.  The following topics are offered:

    • PHM 850 - Communications for Scientists
    • PHM 851 -- Intellectual Property & Patent Law for Biomedical Sciences
    • PHM 854 -- Leadership & Team-Building for Researchers
    • PHM 855 -- Business of Biomedical Research
    • PHM 857 -- Introduction to Project Management
    • PHM 858 -- Project Management & the Drug Development Process
  • Plant Systematics Summer Course (May - June 2017)

    Dates:

    May 23 - June 22, 2017. Tuesdays and Thursdays

    Location:

    Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, Michigan.

    Description:

    A field-oriented systematics course, emphasizing native flora identification and classification. Each day starts with a one and one-half hour lecture on systematics and plant family characteristics. The remainder of the day is spent in the field. Identifying habitats and the factors controlling plant distribution, understanding biodiversity and human effects and skill-building for continuing new species identification are emphasized. 3 credits. There are prerequisites.

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