Training & Certificate Programs

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers a number of continuing education and training courses and certificate programs—online and in person. Sharpen your professional skills or those of your employees, launch a business in a whole new arena, or put our programs to work in your company.

Graduate Certificate Programs

Continuing Education & Training

Arizona Project WET

Arizona's leading water education program for teachers and students. Develops water stewardship and STEM literacy by providing teacher professional development, direct student outreach and community engagement.

Controlled Environment Agriculture

Short courses: Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design, Hydroponic Greenhouse Tomato Intensive, Hydroponic Greenhouse Lettuce Intensive and Greenhouse Plant Physiology & Technology (online).

Desert Horticulture Conference

Annual conference for landscape architects, designers, growers, retailers, contractors and educators. Research-based information for designing, maintaining and producing plants for urban landscapes in the arid Southwest.

Global Retailing Conference

Innovative content attracts global participation from retailers across all levels of industry operations, academicians, and university students interested in first-hand knowledge about industry challenges and opportunities.

Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming

Attracts attendees representing Thoroughbred, Standardbred, American Quarter Horse, Greyhound and racing interests from across the U.S. and internationally.

Maricopa Ag-Literacy Program

An educational program for students to learn about the source of food and fiber. Combination of videos, educational presenters, hands-on learning experiences for a close-up view of what makes a working farm operate.

Master Gardeners

University-trained volunteers who serve as community educators for environmentally responsible gardening and landscaping. They work with UA Cooperative Extension providing research-based information on environmentally responsible gardening and landscaping to the public.

Project CENTRL Arizona

The Center for Rural Leadership cultivates passionate educated leaders who provide a voice for and serve Arizona's rural communities, addressing complex contemporary issues. Project CENTRL has a statewide network with over 500 alumni in communities throughout the state.

Turfgrass Field Day and other events

Short courses, seminars and an annual field day at the Karsten Turf Research Facility feature research on drought, irrigation and salinity, National Turfgrass Evaluation Program findings, mowing demonstrations, latest news in weed control and more.

UA Nutrition Network

Nutrition and physical activity education and interventions are delivered to youth and adults in community programs and schools. Direct education, partner trainings, technical assistance, and other resources are used to promote healthy eating and physical activity.

Water Resources Research Center Annual Conference

Talks and panel discussions from a full roster of experts and innovators from water technology, communication, education, policy and management fields.