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  • FOR 222: Forestry Field Methods

    In this course, students learn a variety of basic field techniques used in forestry, including tree/forest measurements and inventory techniques, land navigation with GPS and orienteering with a map and compass. The course assumes no prior knowledge of forestry and is mostly outdoor-lab-based, with classroom lectures providing context and supplemental learning to facilitate field exercises.

  • IDES 240: Computer-Aided Design for Designers

    Emphasis placed on learning how to use AutoCAD software (not design skills) to produce 2-dimensional drawings, templates and layouts.

  • Integrated Pest Management Academy

    The Desire to Learn Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy is an interactive, online program designed to provide a comprehensive and convenient online learning experience. Current topics include an introduction to IPM, plant science, soils 101, natural enemies, conserving pollinators, Enviroweather and scouting.

  • Introduction to Lakes Online

    Introduction to Lakes Online is a six-week online course specially designed for lake users, lakefront property owners and lake managers interested in learning about inland lakes. From the comfort of home or office, participants have 24/7 access to six online units complete with closed-captioned video lectures, interactive activities, additional resources, discussion forums, quizzes and live chat sessions with classmates and MSU Extension experts. The course is typically offered in January.

  • MSU Extension: Teaching & Learning

    This is a growing collection of modules for MSU Extension employees who develop or deliver educational content.

  • My Horse University Program

    My Horse University (MHU) was established in 2005 at MSU, the pioneer land-grant university with nationally ranked programs in equine science and management. MHU brings research and knowledge from world-renowned experts to online courses and products. MHU’s courses provide a comprehensive and convenient learning experience for horse enthusiasts throughout the world. Courses include:

  • Package Design Software for Industry Professionals

    Online asynchronous course for industry professionals focused on learning packaging design software. The course includes remote software access for 6 weeks, as well as guided assignments to practice new knowledge and create your own package design portfolio and office hours with the professor.