Continuing Education in Agriculture and Life Sciences

Programs for Pre-College, College Entry, Degree Completion, Career Advancement, and Personal Enrichment

Leaders in agriculture, nutrition, community development, and public health are needed more now than ever. Our future depends on sustainable food systems, eating well, and the health of our communities. Students and professionals interested in joining the innovative, complex fields of agriculture, nutrition and public health can find a variety of programs and hands-on training at the University of Vermont’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Our college has developed a wide range of continuing education programs for people at all stages of their education and career. For high school students during the summer, we offer a pre-veterinarian course of study in our Summer Academy pre-college program. For professionals interested in advancing within agriculture careers, we offer farm-based hands-on intensive summer courses and programs and farmer training program. Within health sciences, UVM offers a certificate in health care management and public health.

Educational programs offered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Vermont can open doors to a new career or advance within an established career.

Agriculture, Agroecology, and Food Systems

Farmer Training Program

Professional Certificate in Leadership for Sustainable Food Systems

Catamount Farm Summer Experience

The Annual International Agroecology Shortcourse

Permaculture Design Certification Course (PDC)

Food system travel related courses, check out these two links as an example:

Vermont’s Rural Food System: From Milk to Maple

Exploring New York City’s Urban Food System

Health and Nutrition

Public Health Certificate

Healthcare Management Certificate

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program (Pre Veterinary, Pre-Health, more…)

Complementary Health Courses


Public Administration & Communications and Community & Economic Development

Certificate in Public Communication

China Debate Academy (Pre-College Program)


For more information contact the UVM College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Continuing Education at Phone: (800) 639-3210 or (802) 656-2085   Fax: (802) 656-3891.

Office and mailing address:  322 South Prospect Street,  Burlington, Vermont 05401

Office Hours:
Monday, 8:30am – 6pm.
Tuesday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm.
Other times by appointment.