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Fall 2020: August 24 – December 18, 2020

Professional Certificate

One unit

This module is available for Professional Credit (non-academic) as part of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture’s Plant Breeding & Genetics Professional certificate.

Certified Crop Advisors – CCAs – may earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this class. CCAs taking the session for professional credit (non-academic) may earn 3 CEUs in Pest Management.


Don Lee


Noncredit Professional Development


This is a module designed as an online self-paced learning environment, with video, lectures, reading and progression quizzing, and a final competency test. Learning content is based on research publications and extension resources developed by national experts. The targeted learner is expected to have completed undergraduate level coursework in genetics. This module is a companion module to Disease Resistance Breeding: Soybean Case Study and may be taken before, at the same semester, or after the Soybean Case Study module.

The module focus is the discovery and use of transgenes to provide disease resistance in crops.


Internet / eXtension Online Campus – lesson 3


High-speed Internet access with a current browser, email, and video ability. Recommended browsers include Firefox, Chrome and Safari.


All materials are in Campus eXtension Online. Non-credit students will receive an Enrollment Key/Password near to the start of the class.


Admission to the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture’s Plant Breeding & Genetics Professional Certificate. Strong background in genetics and biology are recommended.


Professional Units (non academic): $270 a credit hour

Who it's for

Among those who would benefit from taking this module are:

  • Plant Breeding & Genetics Certificate students
  • Seed industry personnel
  • Agronomists and crop consultants (Certified Crop Advisors – CCAs taking the module for professional credit (non-academic) may earn 3 CEUs in Pest Management.)
  • Extension Educators, Agents and Specialists