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Dairy Certificate Program Tentative Schedule

Fall 2017 (In progress now - Enrollments are closed)

  • ANSC 499 XM: Forage Production and Utilization
    3 to 4pm CT from September 11 to October 30, 2017
  • ANSC 499 XM1: Dairy Ration Formulation and Balancing
    5 to 6pm CT from September 11 to October 30, 2017
  • ANSC 437: Advanced Reproductive Management
    7 to 8pm CT from September 11 to November 13, 2017, 2017

Spring 2018

  • ANSC 423: Advanced Dairy Nutrition 
  • ANSC 435: Milk Secretion, Mastitis and Quality
 

Fall 2018

  • Calf and Heifer Nutrition and Management
  • Dairy Ration Formulation and Balancing
  • ANSC 437: Advanced Reproductive Management

What to Expect

In a typical week you will be assigned 45 to 90 minutes of training modules that are on average about 10 minutes in length. The training modules as well other class material will be available on the online learning management system.

On Mondays we will conduct an hour long live class session using GoToWebinar. During the synchronous session, you will be able to type in questions while you listen to the instructor. The live classes are archived in case you are unable to attend the live session or if you wish to review the lecture at a future date.

Homework assignments are based on the live lectures and the training modules and may include any or all of the following:

  • Online quizzes (computer graded)
  • Forum questions and discussions
  • Case studies
  • Short answer assignment (hand graded by instructor)

Typical time commitment per week is about 3 to 6 hours per week:

  • Training modules: 45 to 90 minutes
  • Live lecture: 60 minutes
  • Homework: 30 to 90 minutes
  • Additional study time: 1 to 2 hours

If you have any additional questions please contact Jim Baltz (jhbaltz@illinois.edu).