Professional Certificate Programs
|Commercial production of grapes for wine||Commercial winemaking principles and practices||Production of fruits and vegetables for local markets|
Professional certificate programs offered by the Department of Plant and Soil Science are designed for non-traditional students seeking to develop additional job skills, advance their careers, or make a career change. Although these classes do not carry academic credit, the coursework can be rigorous and demanding in terms of time and content. Students are awarded continuing education units (CEU) upon completion of each course, and a Professional Certificate in the subject area when all program requirements have been fulfilled. Classes are conveniently delivered through a combination of online courses and hands-on activities in Lubbock and Fredericksburg.
The Viticulture Certificate Program is comprised of six courses that provide a comprehensive knowledge of viticultural
principles and commercial grape production practices.
Students planning to complete the Winemaking Certificate Program take four core courses that provide the fundamental principles and practices of commercial winemaking, plus two additional elective courses selected to fit their interest.
A new certificate program in Small Scale Farming is under development. This program will provide knowledge and hands on activities in the sustainable production of fruits and vegetables for local markets.