2) University of Florida: Find the following web-based certification programs:
I. Sustainable Land Resource and Nutrient Management Certificate
The program provide studies on how the soil performs, which include learning about (1) food and biomass production, (2) environmental storage, filtering and transformation of nutrients and contaminants), (3) how land serves as biological habitat,
Completion is by way of two required core courses:"Soils for Environmental Professionals" and "Environmental Soil,Water and Land Use".
Electives include "Environmental Nutrient Management", "Soil, Water and Public Health", "Environmental Soil Physics and Hydrology", "Environmental Pedology", "Soil Quality and Special Topics in Soils".
II. Soil Ecosystem Services Certificate
This program provides learners with the understanding of everything that is to know about ecosystems and how it ensures natural cycles. Studies are about the processes and energy flows in the environment and how it supports all types of life forms on land.
There are three required core courses, namely: (1) "Soils for Environmental Professionlas" (2) "Environmental Soil, Water and Land Use" (3) "Forest and Soil Ecosystem".
Elective courses include "Soil Microbial Ecology", "GIS in Land Resource Managment", "Soil Quality,Soil Contamination and Remediation" and "Special Topics on Soil".
III. Wetland and Water Resource Management
This web-based course is all about understanding soil-water interactions, water or hydrologic cycle, and how anthropogenic activities, water quality and its balance, are deemed as essentials for sustainable water resource management.
There are four core courses required, namely: (1) "Water Resource Sustainability", (2) "Wetland and Water Quality", (3) "Environmental Hydrology 4643", and (4) "Environmental Hydrology 6932".
Elective courses include "Hydric Soils", "Environmental Pedology", "Soil Quality, Biogeochemistry of Wetlands", "Wetlands and Watershed" seminars and special topics in soils.
Note: Those who would be interested in enrolling under any of these web-based courses can apply online and send a copy of the CV or resume as E-mail attachment, or by fax or mail. Tuition costs are $ 200 per credit hour for undergraduate levels and $ 455 per credit hour for graduate levels.