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Sustainable Agriculture

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: With the rapid growth in planning, production, and marketing of organically produced foods, there is an increasing need for qualified personnel trained in sustainable agriculture and organic food production methods. The Career Studies Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture is designed for persons interested in producing food crops for personal consumption or for sale to the public through farmers’ markets and other direct-to-consumer marketing strategies.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Owner/operator of a food crop production business, including the production of food crops for specialty markets, e.g., restaurants, farmer’s markets, herb producers, and pick-your-own operations; managing entry-level workers at other food production businesses; growing products to create secondary products (value added); and planning and growing food crops to be used for personal consumption

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

CURRICULUM:

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

HRT 110

Principles of Horticulture

3

0

3

HRT 130

Introduction to Biointensive Mini-Farming

3

0

3

HRT 134

Four Season 
Food Production

3

0

3

HRT 238

Growing for Market 
Mini-Farming

2

2

3

HRT 239

Complete Diet
Mini-Farming

3

0

3

HRT 1901

Coordinated Internship

0

5

1

TOTAL

14

7

16

Total Minimum Credits for Career Studies Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture 16

06.01.14

1 Students who have already completed HRT 290, Coordinated Internship, a requirement for the AAS degree in Horticulture Technology, will be able to substitute that course for HRT 190.