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  • Certificate in Cyber Criminology and Cyber Security (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Certificate in Cyber Criminology and Cyber Security was designed to assist students and working professionals alike to gain foundational knowledge in the fields of Cybercrime and Cybersecurity. The topics covered in this Transcriptable Certificate range from data systems infrastructure to cyber terror and warfare to digital forensic investigations.

    To obtain the certificate, students must successfully complete the following coursework.

    • CJ 872 - Open Source Intelligence Collection and Analysis
    • CJ 874 - Fundamentals of Cybercrime, Deviance, and Virtual Society
    • CJ 875 - Digital Forensic Investigations
    • CJ 876 - Data Systems/Infrastructure
    • CJ 877 - Cyber Terror and Cyber Warfare
  • Effective Communication in the Municipal Environment Program (Online, Self-paced, 2020)

    Dates:

    January 1 - December 31,  2020

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This self-paced, online program consists of five lessons that focus on the full range of knowledge and skills needed to communicate within the municipal environment.  Upon registration, you will receive a sixty-page self-study document and notes to tell you which sections to read with detailed instructions on how to complete the program requirements.

    The self-study program helps those who work in or interact with local government to understand the most efficient and effective way to communicate in their working environment. Many of our participants have indicated the need for a program that helps them communicate with their associates at work, with elected and full time local government representatives and officials and with concerned citizens within their communities.

    The self-study document, compiled by an MSU specialist who has immense experience working in the municipal field, is written in the style of a fictional narrative. This narrative is designed to make the learning experience highly practical, as it considers how an administration can improve communications internally and with citizens. It is based on a city, the mayor, elected officials, full time officers and employees with a focus on utilities supervision.

    The program and therefore the narrative is divided into five sections or lessons, and after completion of each section, you will complete an online multiple-choice examination to test your learning.

  • Food Defense Threat Audit Guide: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

    Dates:

    The course is offered monthly with content available on-demand. Live lecture webinars with updates are offered semiannually.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This is the recommended third course in the Food Fraud Prevention training series. It builds in parallel to the Food Fraud Prevention Audit Guide MOOC and provides an in-depth review of compliance requirements including: US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), US Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), and others.

    • Course access: this is a free, self-paced, online course, available on demand
    • Course content: introduction and initial student survey; two lessons with video lectures, reading material and progress quizzes; and closing survey
    • Certificate of Completion: ($100, optional) available upon successful completion of course
    • Professional training hours: 10, indicated on Certificate of Completion
  • Food Fraud Prevention VACCP Implementation: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

    Dates:

    This self-paced course is available on-demand

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This is the recommended fourth course in the Food Fraud Prevention training series. It builds upon the Overview MOOC, the Food Fraud Prevention Audit Guide MOOC and the Food Defense Threat Audit Guide MOOC to present the key concepts in a Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment and Critical Control Point system (VACCP). The VACCP concept is a program parallel to a Food Safety Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system (HACCP) and a Food Defense Threat Assessment and Critical Control Point system (TACCP).

    • Course access: this is a free, self-paced, online course, available on demand
    • Course content: introduction and initial student survey; two lessons with video lectures, reading material and progress quizzes; and closing survey
    • Certificate of Completion: ($100, optional) available upon successful completion of course
    • Professional training hours: 10, indicated on Certificate of Completion
  • Food Laws and Regulations in China: Online Graduate Course (Summer 2020)

    Dates:

    Opens on March 18, 2020.  Offered in the summer semester, May - August, 2020.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This is a newly designed course with an emphasis on the most up-to-date rules and regulations. Course instruction is completely online with lectures, reading assignments, discussions, and practical activities. Various China food law experts contribute to the course and are available to answer questions on topics presented. The course syllabus is subject to change each semester but general will cover the following topics:

    • China's diversity, food regulation culture, and current issues
    • Goals of food regulation
    • Organization of government and the lawmaking process
    • Risk assessment
    • Food processing requirements
    • food labeling and advertising
    • Permitted claims and special food category legislation
    • food additives, pesticides, genetically modified food and organic food
    • Food fraud in China
    • Cross-border and e-commerce
    • Import/export law and tariffs
    • Food product liability to consumers

    This course is offered in the summer semester.

  • Food Laws and Regulations Online Courses and Certificate Programs

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Students earn a certificate upon successful completion of 12 credits (normally four courses) from applicable
    online courses through IFLR.

    Requirements for Certificate in International Food Law
    • Total of 12 credits (normally four courses).
    • Three or more credits (one course or more) must be from the following:
    o FSC 810 International Food Laws and Regulations
    o FSC 812 Food Laws and Regulations in the European Union
    o FSC 816 Codex Alimentarius – The Food Code
    • No more than one U.S.-focused course.

    Requirements for Certificate in United States Food Law
    • Total of 12 credits (normally four courses).
    • Three credits must be from “FSC 811, Food Laws and Regulations in the United States.”
    • No more than one internationally-focused course.
  • Food Safety Online Certificate Program

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Alternative to the Online MS in Food Safety degree program, we offer a Certificate in Food Safety for students who successfully complete the three core courses plus three credits of an approved elective. These courses are available to graduate students or to Lifelong Education students.

  • Forest Carbon Science, Policy, and Management Online Graduate Certificate

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    With a global focus, the Graduate Certificate in Forest Carbon Science, Policy, and Management is available completely online and supplements a wide range of vocations. The Certificate equips participants with the interdisciplinary tools and conceptual backgrounds to plan, implement, manage, and evaluate forestry-based climate change mitigation projects. As professionals, Certification provides an edge in competing for opportunities in forest carbon project development, REDD+ policy, and carbon offset investment advising for corporations, governments, and non-governmental organizations.

    Participants in the Certificate program learn the scientific foundations of climate change and forest-climate interactions, how forest management affects forest carbon balance, the ins and outs of forest carbon markets, the social context of forest carbon sequestration, and the tools for measuring, monitoring, and accounting for forest carbon - including satellite imagery, remote sensing, and integrated carbon sequestration models.

  • Global Food Law Master's Degree Program (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Earning a master’s of Food Law is a strategic investment in your future.  The Michigan State University College of Law Global Food Law Program gives lawyers, regulators and other industry professionals the tools they need to succeed in a constantly changing market.  

    The entirely online program can be completed in about three years by taking one course per semester and studying year-round.  Online study allows students to pursue their master’s degree without the need to take a leave of absence from work or relocate.  Advisors help students enroll in courses that will best enhance their careers allowing students to choose from a menu of courses.

  • Graduate Certificate Program in Criminal Justice: International Focus (Online)

    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.

  • HACCP Certification Training (October 2020, February 2021)

    Dates:

    • October 14 - 15, 2020
    • February 2 - 4, 2021

    Location:

    • October 14 - 15, 2020: Michigan State University - Agronomy Farm, 4450 Beaumont Rd., Lansing, MI 48910
    • February 2-4, 2021: Online via Zoom

     

    Description:

    The HAACP process helps identify potential contamination points in order to prevent hazards in meat processing. The process incorporates science to ensure production methods and delivery of products to consumers are safe. In addition to learning HACCP basics, attendees will learn how to build a team, write a HACCP plan and how to incorporate it. 

  • Homeland Security Graduate Certificate Program (Online)

    Dates:

     

     

    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. The three courses are: Foundations in Homeland Security; Issues in Criminal Justice: Public/Private Partnerships; and Terrorism.

     

  • Human Trafficking: Introduction for Healthcare Providers Online Module

    Dates:

    Self paced

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This self-paced continuing nursing education (CNE) offering is developed to raise awareness of human trafficking- a form of modern day slavery becoming increasingly prevalent in Michigan, in the United States and globally. The aim of the module is to educate nurses and provide tools and strategies to assist in the care of victims of human trafficking. The content of the module complies with the standards of training of human trafficking as required by the Michigan Board of Nursing (MBON) that became effective January 6, 2017.

  • International Short Course: Agricultural Extension: ONLINE (August 2020)

    Dates:

    August 3 - 7, 2020

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The MSU Extension team in collaboration with International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will offer a 10-day short course in agricultural extension to share experiences, information and best
    practices in the planning, design, implementation management and evaluation of agricultural extension programs serving local farmers and communities.

  • Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis Graduate Certificate Program (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    MSU is a national leader in the development and delivery of training, technical assistance, and education in intelligence. The online Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis Certificate Program allows students to gain expertise that is policy-based and taught by experienced faculty who have also worked in the field. Students choose three of the four possible courses to complete this three-course (9 credit) certificate program:

    • Proseminar in Law Enforcement Intelligence operations
    • Issues in CJ: Public/Private Partnership
    • Counterterrorism and Intelligence
    • Terrorism
  • Master of Science Degree Programs in Criminal Justice (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The program is designed to add new dimensions to the skills of career people in various areas of criminal justice and security. A number of online support services are available to assist students as they progress through the program.

    Students enrolled in the program may choose to follow the general requirements for the Masters in Criminal Justice, specialize in Security Management or Judicial Administration, or follow an international focus. Please see Program Requirements for more information.

    Courses are offered entirely online, and are taught by the same faculty members who are involved in the on-campus program. Many students complete the program within a year and a half to two years; however, it is also common for students to take three years to complete the program due to work and personal commitments.

     

     

  • Master's Degree in Food Safety (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Online MS in Food Safety program is a Professional Science Masters, which means its core curriculum is based heavily in the sciences while also including leadership and food law components. Elective choices have been designed to offer students flexibility according to their interests by addressing the large number of current issues which face food safety and regulatory professionals today. The program’s courses are immediately applicable to students current positions while, at the same time, preparing them for future leadership roles within food regulation and industry. This accredited program is a non-traditional, terminal degree requiring a Plan-B Applied Project. It consists of 10 3-credit courses, pulling content from more than 80 instructors and subject experts from around the world.

  • Product Counterfeiting Academic Online Courses (Spring/Fall Semesters)

    Dates:

    • CJ450 generally offered each spring semester.
    • CJ850 generally offered each fall semester.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    CJ450: Product Counterfeiting
    This 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 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.

    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. 

    **Course is generally held during the spring semester of each year. You can verify if the course is being offered via the MSU Schedule of Courses.

    CJ850: Product Counterfeiting
    This graduate course explores the crime of product counterfeiting through a mix of theoretical perspectives from criminology, victimology, and organizational behavior.

    Through an analysis of theory, empirical studies, and case histories this course helps students gain a comprehensive understanding of product counterfeiting, and promotes the scientific application of theory and research as a means of developing effective crime prevention solutions.

    **Course is generally held during the fall semester of each year. You can verify if the course is being offered via the MSU Schedule of Courses.

  • School of Staff and Command (January - June 2021)

    Dates:

    January 25, 2021 - June 18, 2021

    Location:

    Classroom Location: Michigan State Police Academy, 7426 N. Canal Road, Lansing, MI, 48913.

    Description:

    This Michigan focused 400-hour problem-based course is learner driven through utilization of relevant, real-life, work based problems wherein each student is responsible for his/her own learning. Students work in collaborative learning groups with a maximum of six students and one instructor/facilitator per group. They are actively engaged in problem-solving, in-depth discussions, and critical thinking activities throughout the course. Concepts and skills, once introduced, will be revisited and practiced in more and more complex problematic situations as the weeks progress.

    Curriculum delivery uses a blend of classroom and cutting edge distance learning technologies. During the weeks of distance learning students are required to commit 40 hours per week which means being available between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday to complete a variety of course assignments that may include distance learning group meetings, field trips, and/or one-day classroom sessions.

  • Security Management Graduate Certificate Program (Online)

    Location:

    Online.

    Description:

    The three-course Security Management Online Certificate Program focuses on current issues and building skills in security management and administration applicable in the ever-changing contemporary environment. 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.

    Flexibility is the key feature of the certificate program, which can be completed in just one year. The online format allows students to complete the program at their own convenience, while continuing their regular employment. Participants will earn course credits from Michigan State University for each course completed successfully. Individuals completing the three-course sequence will also be awarded a Certificate in Security Management from the School of Criminal Justice.

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