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    Weather Forcasting

    Are there any distance programs/courses in weather forecasting?

    I know of the Certificate at Penn State, but it is a little expensive.

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    Here is a certificate program in meteorology offered by the US Dept of Agriculture Graduate School
    http://www.grad.usda.gov/index.php?o...=97&Itemid=205

    If you just need an intro course check out these DL courses offered by California Community Colleges:

    http://www.cvc.edu/students/schools/...to-meteorology

    http://www.cvc.edu/students/schools/...limatology-lab
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    from Mississippi State University

    http://www.msstate.edu/dept/geosciences/distance.html

    there are others. do a google search

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    Quote Originally Posted by macattack View Post
    Are there any distance programs/courses in weather forecasting?

    I know of the Certificate at Penn State, but it is a little expensive.
    USD6972.00 for a credential from Penn State does not seem unreasonable particularly if it will be of use in terms of career.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sentinel View Post
    USD6972.00 for a credential from Penn State does not seem unreasonable particularly if it will be of use in terms of career.
    I should have been more clear. The courses would be for fun, so even non-credit may work.

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    One of the FEMA Independant Study Courses, Anticipating Hazardous Weather & Community Risk, includes an introduction to basic meteorology.
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    Webcampus, Stevens' Institute of Technology offers a graduate certificate in Atmospheric and Environmental Science and Engineering
    http://www.webcampus.stevens-tech.edu/courses/AES.html

    Also, GS Graduate School, USDA offers a Meteorology Certificate, which is supported and recognized by American Meteorology Society.
    http://www.grad.usda.gov/index.php?o...=97&Itemid=205

    Hope this helps.
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    If you don't need credit MIT has several courses listed in its free opencourseware – why pay for a course when you can study for free (except you may have to buy books)
    http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Earth--Atm...nces/index.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by macattack View Post
    I should have been more clear. The courses would be for fun, so even non-credit may work.
    At $7.00 this may be your best bet

    http://www.amazon.com/Meteorology-De...1200639&sr=1-3

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    my uncle has a trick knee that is way more accurte than any forcasting I have ever seen but unfortunately I do not think there is any class on my uncles knee.:p
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    Thank you everyone who provided links, I will check them out!

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    This on-line class was just announced by my local University
    https://onlinereg.extension.ucr.edu/...pCourseID=3730
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    Does anyone have any personal experience with the Penn State certificate? I might throw it into the mix of what I'm doing now but if it's not a highly recognized program I won't consider it. I know Penn State is a great and well recognized university but I wonder about this specific program. Also I might already have too many irons in the fire....lol :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by macattack View Post
    I should have been more clear. The courses would be for fun, so even non-credit may work.
    National Weather Service
    The SKYWARN Program
    http://www.srh.noaa.gov/shv/about_skywarn.php

    Free, Certificate, non-college.

    Do not fill in any personal information such as an address if you are not in the area that the course is from or you do not want to be on their list to work in that area as a weather spotter. You can skip giving contact information and still complete the course.
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    Degrees? I don't want to tell. What's a degree again?
    Who told you that I had completed over 300 FEMA Independent Study courses?
    Forget DETC and RA, my degree has double secret accreditation.

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    NWS Tallahassee Online Spotter

    NWS Tallahassee Online Weather Spotter Course

    http://www.srh.noaa.gov/tae/spotter

    Free, certificate, non-college.

    If you do not want to be a spotter in the Tallahassee, Florida area, then only fill in you name when you take the quiz. Leave your contact information blank.

    This course and certificate is slightly different than the one posted above from Shreveport, Louisiana.
    Degrees? I don't want to tell. What's a degree again?
    Who told you that I had completed over 300 FEMA Independent Study courses?
    Forget DETC and RA, my degree has double secret accreditation.

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    Thanks for posting that Mike! I had no idea that even existed. If you know of any other free weather, meteorology, etc. courses please let me know. As always it's appreciated. :D

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