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  • Agricultural Operations Certificate Program (Monroe, MI)

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    All courses are delivered in Monroe, Michigan, on the campus of Monroe County Community College.

    Description:

    The Agricultural Operations program provides students with a solid background in plant and soil science, precision agriculture, water management, entomology, plant pathology and business management. This partnership allows students to earn a certificate from the MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) while working toward an associate degree from Monroe County Community College. Full-time students will be able to complete the associate degree and certificate in just two years and financial aid is available to help with tuition expenses at both schools.

  • Agricultural Operations Certificate Program (Muskegon, MI)

    Location:

    Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, MI

    Description:

    Michigan State University (MSU) and Muskegon Community College (MCC) are working together to offer specialized training programs for careers in some of Michigan’s highest demand industries. Students benefit from dual enrollment at both institutions with most courses delivered in Muskegon, Michigan, the home of MCC.

    This partnership allows students to earn a certificate from the MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) while working toward an associates degree from MCC. The partnership between the two institutions benefits those who seek employment in agriculture, landscaping, and the fruit and vegetable industry.

    The 55-credit Agricultural Operations program provides students with a solid background in plant and soil science, precision agriculture, water management, entomology, plant pathology and business management. It exposes students to exciting opportunities available in the industry.

  • Immunodiagnostics and Clinical Flow Cytometry Online Certificate Program

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    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
  • Master of Science in Beam Physics (Online)

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    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
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