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Certificate in Seed Science and Technology


The Certificate in Seed Science and Technology will prepare students for a career as a seed analyst with training in seed technology. The course work offers a comprehensive overview of seed analysis and a scientific understanding of seed biology. The course work and training prepares the student to successfully complete qualifying examinations required to work in private and commercial industries Students will be prepared to take the AOSA or SCST exams for their Certified Seed Analyst or Registered Seed Technologist credential.


Required coursework for the certificate

SOCR 200 – Seed Anatomy and Identification – 1 credit

SOCR 201 – Seed Development and Metabolism – 1 credit

SOCR 300 – Seed Purity Analysis – 2 credits

SOCR 301 – Seed Germination and Viability – 2 credits

SOCR 311 – Seed Quality – Seed Production and Genetics – 1 credit

SOCR 410 – Seed Processes:  Storage and Deterioration – 1 credit

SOCR 412 – Seed Processes:  Separation and Conditioning – 1 credit

SOCR 413 – Seed Vigor Concepts and Testing – 2 credits

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites

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