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Online Produce Professional Certificate Program

With a 40-year history, and a cadre of the most respected experts in the field, the UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center is ripe to introduce its new Produce Professional Certificate Program—the first-of-its-kind for produce industry professionals. The program allows participants to customize their curriculum through an a-la-carte menu in addition to a core set of courses. Based on a point system, the program awards one point for each hour of instruction. This includes a minimum of 76 hours of required courses and approximately 44 hours of optional courses and lectures for a total of 120 points to earn a certificate.

Certificate completion can be achieved with attendance at as few as three on-site courses, which may be taken in any order during the four-year time frame. Online modules may be taken at any time. We will honor a three-year retroactive option to participants enrolled in previous courses who pass the test for each course attended. Participants will complete a course, in person or online, take an online quiz and, upon earning the required score (>80%), receive a record of achievement.

After completing 120 points, the UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center will award participants their well-deserved Produce Professional Certificate, presented in a custom frame.


Angelos Deltsidis is the International Postharvest Specialist for the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis. The position is split between the Horticulture Innovation Lab and the UC Postharvest Center. He provides scientific and technical support in postharvest physiology and technology topics and works in various research projects of the UC Postharvest Technology Center. His work includes controlled and modified atmosphere storage of fruits and vegetables both as whole or fresh cut.

Section Notes

You will have four years to complete this program. 


Fee $2,500.00

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements page.

Enrollment Policies

Program fee is nonrefundable.

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