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The University of Florida’s Certificate in Urban Pest Management is an undergraduate level program that is offered through an entirely online format. This course of study is delivered through the university’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and administered under the Department of Entomology and Nematology. This program was designed for employees of the Pest Control Industry, and other related fields, who desired advanced training in household, structural, and nuisance pests. In addition to an introduction to insects and their identification, the curriculum includes courses on urban and medically important pests.
The University of Florida intends to constantly update this program’s curriculum to stay up to date with all of the current advancements within this field. The coursework of the Urban Pest Management Certificate is comprised of five courses, or 15 credit hours. The curriculum aims to be thorough and diverse, and students may emerge from the program with a comprehensive education in this field.
Some of the course topics that students will take throughout this course of study include Principles of Entomology, a lab version of the same course, Biology and Identification of Urban Pests, and Principles of Urban Pest Management. Some of the elective topics that students can choose to pursue, depending on their personal interests and professional goals, span subjects such as Urban Vertebrate Pest Management, Insect Pest and Vector Management, Advanced Medical and Veterinary Entomology, and Medical and Veterinary Entomology.
This program is designed for employees of the pest control industry and related areas.
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