Seed Technology Education Program

What Does It Mean to Be a Seed Scientist?

Serving Industry Through Education in Seed Science and Technology

Seeds need to be produced, conditioned, evaluated for quality, genetically identified, sold and distributed. Seed scientists and technologists are people who ensure our seed supply is safe and reliable. Seed scientists work in multiple settings including laboratories, greenhouses and farms. 

The Seed Technology Education Program was created to ensure we have highly trained and qualified seed technologists and scientists to ensure the future of our worlds seed supply. 


How Important are Seed Technologists?

Without seeds, our food supply, clothing, buildings, beautiful scenery, soil stability, wildlife habitat, energy and other products vital to life would no longer be available. Because of their importance, a large seed industry has emerged. Would you like to be part of this dynamic industry?

Seed Technology Certificate Program

We have constructed the certificate program so you will be better qualified to begin a career as a seed scientist. Our certificate program is a clear pathway to becoming a certified seed analyst or a registered seed technologist.

Learn more about the Seed Technology Certificate program and how to apply at CSU Online.

Preparing for Exams?

Our program is also geared to help you successfully complete qualifying examinations certifying you to work in private and commercial industries. You will be prepared to take the AOSA or SCST exams for their Certified Seed Analyst or Registered Seed Technologist.

Just Need One Course?

We also offer individual courses. Visit the CSU Online Seed Technology Program and select the course you are interested in.

What Careers Can I Get With a STEP Certificate?

Career Types

  • Seed Analyst
  • Production Coordinator
  • Seed Conditioning
  • Sales Manager
  • Marketing

Job Opportunities

  • Seedquest
  • AOSA
  • SCST

Crop Seeds Studied

  • Vegetables
  • Flowers
  • Native Grasses
  • Reclamation Species
  • Trees, Shrubs, and Forbes
  • Small Grains
  • Corn
  • Soybeans
  • Dry Beans