College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture

Golden ID & Continuing Education Program

The Golden ID Program

The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) participates in the University of Maryland's Golden Identification Card program, which allows eligible seniors to take advantage of course offerings. To participate, the individual must be 60 years of age or older, a legal resident of the state of Maryland, and retired (not engaged in gainful employment for more than 20 hours per week). 

Continuing Education Program

The Continuing Education Program is designed for students who already work in the industry and want to enroll in selected IAA courses, but not complete the entire certificate program. This program also helps supervisors facilitate employee education and training, since courses can be taken as needed. The Continuing Education Program cultivates management skills and prepares personnel for industry certification exams.

Tuition, fees, and grading options are the same as for those enrolled in the IAA's two-year program. Those participating in the IAA Continuing Education Program must:

  1. Complete an IAA application form and mail it with the $65 application fee to the IAA.
  2. Provide documentation of high school graduation or the equivalent. Official high school transcripts noting graduation, or a GED may be used.

Additional Information

  • Continuing Education students may register for a maximum of two courses per semester and must meet course prerequisites.
  • Course registration is based on available space; priority is given to regular admission students.
  • Academic credit for Continuing Education courses may be applied toward the completion of an IAA certificate, if the student meets all admission requirements.
  • Continuing Education students do not qualify for current IAA scholarships.
  • Continuing Education students are not required to attend new student orientation but are welcome to do so.
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