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Florida International Dairy Academy

Florida International Dairy Academy

Enrollment Options

FIDA allows students to enroll in one of two plans so that they can choose the educational experience that is most suitable for their goals and interests.

PLAN A – PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

  • Minimum enrollment – 12 units (at least three core courses)
  • Price per unit is $1,000 (Special Offer for 2022 Cohort: Price per unit is $500)
  • Capstone one-week experience and graduation on UF campus is included
  • Will receive a FIDA industry certificate for completion of the program

Additional courses beyond the required 12 may be taken. Cohorts of students in the diploma program will be enrolled once per year.

Scholarships will be available for the FIDA Professional Program. More information on how to qualify and apply for scholarships will be available upon registration. Join the FIDA email list to receive more information as it becomes available!

CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE AND GRADUATION CEREMONY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Upon completion of online coursework, students may participate in a one-week capstone experience and graduation on UF campus in Gainesville, FL. This will include a Graduation ceremony, meeting the instructors, visiting the UF dairy unit, exposure to current research efforts in dairy science, and visits to commercial dairies in Florida and Georgia. 

· Students are responsible for travel to and from Gainesville, FL and any VISA requirements (if needed). The University will provide an invitation letter for B1/B2 VISA applications
· Lodging, meals, and transportation expenses of students upon arrival in Gainesville are included in the program registration

PLAN B – INDIVIDUAL COURSES

  • No minimum enrollment required
  • Price per unit is $1,000 (Special Offer for 2022 Students: Price per unit is $500)
  • The student can enroll in individual courses, payment is due one month prior to the start of each course
  • No guarantee of enrollment as a priority will be given to students enrolled in the diploma program

Course Schedule

Course Name:

Promo Code:

Course Offered: 

2022 Enrollment Period:

Reproductive Management* 

 

January 17, 2022

Dec. 15, 2021 - Jan. 10, 2022

Forages in Tropical/ Subtropical Environments 

TC0B83 

March 1, 2022

February 1 - February 22

Calf and Heifer Management 

HAB8AK 

April 1, 2022

March 1 - March 31

Ruminant Nutrition*

4ZY9O2 

New offering date
to be determined!

 

Welfare and Behavior 

75AJ64 

May 1, 2022

April 1 - April 25

Lactation Physiology

WSTS57 

June 1, 2022

May 1 - May 25

Dairy Production Medicine* 

OS8AWK 

July 18, 2022

June 20 - July 13

Thermal Biology 

13B0KL 

August 1, 2022

July 1 - July 25

Vitamins, Minerals, and Additives

W3ESZS 

September 1, 2022

August 1 - August 25

Milk Quality

DRYXQC 

October 1, 2022

September 1 - September 23

Genetics*

0CLMNM 

October 10, 2022

September 9 - October 3

Business/ Economics

MYYXAB

November 21, 2022

October 20 - November 14

*2 Unit Core Courses

Our mission is to deliver a world-class educational experience focused on emerging technologies and practices that will enhance the ability of the dairy industry to provide consumers with high-quality milk in an economical, environmentally sustainable, and humane way around the world.