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Science underpins so much of what we do in today's world.

If you can learn more about science you will give yourself a real advantage for getting a job, developing a career or starting and running a business.

ACS science courses provide very unique opportunities to learn across a wide range of sciences

 

 

Fungi

By ACS Distance Education on July 9, 2018 in Environmental Issues & Science | comments

The world of fungi is a critical part of the ecology; but often unseen, misunderstood and unappreciated.

Our mushroom, plant pathology and microbiology courses can help change your perception of the world of fungi.

 

How to Service Car Filters

By ACS Distance Education on November 22, 2017 in Science | comments

There are usually 3 or 4 various types of filters fitted to mechanical engines that serve different purposes for the application that it’s being used for.

Keeping a filter clean can be important, and knowing how to do that can be a handy skill, and a money saver for anyone with a motor vehicle.

Read this extract with tips from our Mechanics course.

 

You have no doubt heard about Chain of Custody (COC) issues in the many forensic TV shows on our screens. The shows where faulty documentation destroys an otherwise carefully prepared case and the criminal goes free!  So exactly what is a COC?  It is the chronological ‘paper’ trail, showing the collection, transfer, receipt, analysis, storage, and disposal of a sample. At all stages, the sample is in someone’s custody—that person is responsible for it.

The COC is just as important in environmental  and agricultural sciences -the integrity of the sampling, testing and reporting chain is very important

 

Did you hate chemistry at school because it was boring? Daunting?   But now you need to understand environmental chemistry basics for your job?  Have a look at our  new Environmental-Chemistry course which starts at basics and leads you into the fascinating world of chemicals in the environment.  Become familiar with names like POPs (sounds friendly but it isn’t – Persistent Organic Pollutants) and PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons released when fuels or organic matter are burned).Learn the difference between oxygen and ozone. Understand how, what and where chemicals occur in air, water and soil, including the good, the bad, the ugly. 

 

Study Science and Get a Job

By ACS Distance Education on February 20, 2017 in Education, Jobs Success & Science | comments

If you understand science you have opportunities, but today’s world is driven by the business of providing people with goods and services.

If you can see ways to apply science to provide better goods and services; your knowledge of science will have application, and “applying that science to people’s needs” is where you find prospects for employment, careers or business.