Online Science Certificate Course
- Learn both theory and practical applications for science
- Study, learn, work in a science related job -find a job, start a business, advance your career prospects.
- Enroll in this qualification today, and study at home, by e-learning.
The Certificate qualification consists of 6 modules that can be chosen from the list below. It is structured as it is to ensure that you not only get a sound foundation in applied science; but you also develop skills that increase your employability (eg. communication, networking, problem solving, productivity), and will get the attention of employers. These are things that sets this course apart from certificates offered at some other institutions.
List of Modules
At least three modules should be taken from Group 1, two from Group 2 options, and the remainder from either Group.
- Biochemistry I
- Biochemistry II
- Biochemistry III
- Botany I
- Cell Biology
- Biopsychology I
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Human Anatomy II
- Human Physiology II
- Animal Anatomy and Physiology
- Human Nutrition I
- Sports Nutrition
- Soil Management
- Environmental Waste Management
- Horticulture I
- Plant Taxonomy
- Horticulture III
- Marine Studies I
- Vertebrate Zoology
- Wildlife Management
- Writing a Web site (HTML)
- Macromedia Flash
- Visual Basic.net
- Computer Servicing I
- Engineering I
- Digital Photography
- Research Project I
- Research Project II
- Project Management
- Freelance Writing
- Starting a Small Business
- E Commerce
Course duration: 600 hr
What you learn through ACS Applied Science Studies
An ACS Certificate or Diploma in Applied Science is designed to provide foundation knowledge beyond secondary education, but with a greater relevance to the practical workplace than academic type university studies. Our qualifications can also be used to bridge the gap between a specific qualification and the needs of a certain position. For example, whilst an irrigation equipment salesperson might be qualified in sales, they might choose to study a Certificate in Applied Science with a major in horticulture to give them that “foundation knowledge” that will allow them to answer those difficult questions from clients. A qualified nurse might take a Certificate in Applied Science with a major in nutrition to increase their ability to advise patients on dietary changes as part of an overall treatment program.
Getting a job in today’s world is determined not only by the sort of qualification you have, but also your personality, presentation, attitude, experience, interests, and ability to adapt to new challenges.
With an ACS qualification in Applied Science, you are better prepared to enter a science oriented workplace, learn faster on the job, and become a more useful employee within a shorter period of time.
There are in fact fewer jobs today (per capita) that require a degree than there were in the past. Despite this, today more than in the past, employers do tend to seek certain specific knowledge and skills in employees.
How do Employers Think?
A qualification that has required hard work to attain will be an indication to an employer that you have a certain level of drive and commitment.
An understanding of the industry and discipline which the job encompasses will indicate that you are more likely to learn faster and become useful to the employer sooner. We design our courses with these things in mind.
Where Might a Certificate (or Diploma) Lead?
- Certificates are generally going to lead you to being an “assistant” of some kind. Whilst it varies, assistants in the field of science might become employed as laboratory assistants and technical assistants.
- A certificate can be the first step toward a diploma. Diplomas generally offer the possibility of a position of greater responsibility (although some diploma graduates might never move beyond an assistant position). People with Diplomas might become Technical Officers, Technical Advisors, Freelance Consultants (in some fields), and Technical Sales Managers.
- If you complete a Diploma first, you may then apply to continue studies toward a diploma, and credit will be awarded for modules already passed in your certificate.