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University of Illinois Off-Campus Graduate Studies Program in Crop Sciences

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The Off-Campus Graduate Studies (OCGS) Program in the Department of Crop Sciences enables students to strengthen their education through part-time study through online course delivery and site-based programming. The Department of Crop Sciences is looking to the future needs of the non-traditional student; therefore, more courses are currently in development for online delivery and blended delivery formats. Students may enroll in individual courses for personal or professional advancement, take three approved courses to receive a professional development certificate, or may apply for admission to the master’s degree program in Crop Sciences. All courses delivered through the OCGS program provide Certified Crop Advisor CEU’s, as well as academic credit. CCA’s may register for courses for a reduced non-credit rate if they only need CEU’s.

For more information on courses, CCA credit, certificate or degree offerings and requirements please visit: http://www.cropsci.illinois.edu/ocgs/ or contact Heather Miller, Outreach Program Director at 217-265-6568 or via email at hmiller1@illinois.edu.

The Office of Continuing Education, in conjunction with the College of ACES offers many opportunities for the adult learner to continue their education, both through degree offerings and non-credit workshops and certificates. One of the degree options is the Off-Campus Graduate Studies (OCGS) Program in Crop Sciences. This program enables students to strengthen their education through part-time study at various locations around the state of Illinois. The program has a thirty-year history of providing University of Illinois courses to agri-professionals across Illinois as well as in neighboring states. Students can enroll in individual courses for personal or professional advancement or can apply for admission to the master’s degree program in Crop Sciences. To date, hundreds of students have completed individual courses, and over 120 students have received a Master’s degree. Students who successfully complete three qualifying OCGS courses receive a Professional Development Certificate. The Off-Campus Graduate Studies Program in Crop Sciences also works in conjunction with the Natural Resources and Environmental Studies M.S. program, and the Agriculture Education Off-campus M.S. program. For more information on all College of ACES off-campus programming please visit: www.outreach.uiuc.edu or contact Heather Miller, program director at 217-265-6568 or hmiller1@illinois.edu.