Farm and Industry Short Course / FISC
The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences offers Farm and Industry Short Course, the one- or two-year short course program to high school graduates interested in farming or one of Wisconsin’s many other agricultural industries. The program runs from November through March and has an average enrollment of 135 students.
Over 50 courses are offered annually in the areas of soils, crops, dairy, meat animals, general livestock, landscaping, agricultural engineering and agricultural economics. Students may earn a one-year or two-year certificate requiring 20 or 40 credits, respectively, or they may pursue a specialty certificate in one of seven areas: Crop and Soil Management, Dairy Farm Management, Farm Mechanics, Farm Service and Supply, Landscape Industry, Meat Animals, or Pasture-Based Dairy and Livestock.
Upon graduating, up to 15 Short Course credits may be transfers toward a four-year degree in CALS.
Two well-equipped residence halls are available for Short Course students. The halls provide a comfortable home for students while on campus and a convenient location close to classes and other necessities.
The winter term begins on November 4, 2013 and ends on December 20, 2103.
Six specialty certificates are available which include, crops and soils management, dairy farm management, farm mechanics, farm service and supply, meat animals, and pasture-based dairy/livestock.