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Sustainable Agriculture Certificate

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Program Start Date: Fall, Spring or Summer term
Minimum Program Length: 42 academic weeks; 3 terms; 22 credits
Program ID: CT.SAG
Curriculum Code: 71353

Program Description

This program will explore the broad field of sustainable agriculture, agribusiness and food systems.

Practical Experience

Students participate in special projects utilizing the College’s sustainable agriculture garden and adjacent horticulture grounds in the arboretum for both observation and study.

Professional Opportunities

Graduates may find employment in the Agribusiness industry.

Unique Aspects

This certificate is designed for individuals already employed or interested in the promotion of agronomic crops in a sustainable environment. It will prepare students for jobs in the agribusiness and food systems industry. Students will learn the ecological, biological, environmental and economic impact of growing food such as fruits and vegetables sustainably. The program is designed to strengthen our local environment, food systems and economy by providing educated and skilled employees. Students may enroll fall, spring or summer term. Credits earned may be applied to the horticulture associate degree (see note below).

EEDA Career Cluster:

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; Architecture & Construction

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Describe various job options in the agribusiness and food systems industry.
  2. Design and maintain a diverse agriculture garden.
  3. Produce crops and plants in a sustainable environment.
  4. Employ appropriate business management skills used in the sustainable agriculture industry.

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