STEP Program Requirements

STEP Certificate Program in Seed Technology
Courses University or CEU (Continuing Education Units) Credits
Botanical Science Related Courses (Required}
Biology; Botany; Ecology; Agronomy; Horticulture; other botanical science related courses 6
Seed Science Related Courses (Required}
*SOCR 200 – Seed Anatomy & Identification Randy Crowl Colorado State University 1
*SOCR 201 РSeed Development & Metabolism Loren Wiesner and Roger Levy Instructor Colorado State University 1
*SOCR 300 – Seed Purity & Analysis Jim Bruce Instructor Colorado State University 2
*SOCR 301 – Seed Germination & Viability Jim Bruce Instructor Colorado State University 2
Electives (select 4 courses}
*SOCR 410 – Seed Processes: Seed Storage & Deterioration Loren Wiesner and Roger Levy Instructor Colorado State University 1
*SOCR 411 РSeed Processes: Large Seeded Legume Seed Production  No instructor at this time
*SOCR 412 – Seed Processes: Seed Separation and Conditioning No instructor at this time
Required Courses 2
*SOCR 486; Seed Practicum – Lab Experience at CSU (80 hours) 2
+SOCR 487; Internship; Work experience in an approved seed laboratory (80 hours) . 5
Additional; Requirement: Seed Herbarium of 200 species
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