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Dairy Certificate Program Tentative Schedule

This will be the last time these classes will be offered as the Department of Animal Sciences is discontinuing the online dairy courses after Spring 2019.

Fall 2018 (August 28th to October 2nd)

  • Calf and Heifer Nutrition and Management
    (live sessions are on Tuesdays from noon to 1pm CT)
  • Dairy Ration Formulation and Balancing
    (live sessions are on Tuesdays from 3 to 4pm CT))

Spring 2019

  • ANSC 423: Advanced Dairy Nutrition

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.

Once a week 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).