Sustainable Urban Agriculture Technician

Certificate Program
SUA1

Program Description
The program prepares the student for a career in sustainable, small scale food production that integrates economic profitability and environmental stewardship. Courses provide hands-on experience in the fundamentals of plant production and marketing, giving the student a complete knowledge of the sustainable farmer’s market system. (Program Length: 2 Semesters Minimum)

Employment Opportunities
Market Farmer, Agri-tourism Farmer, Farmer’s Market Director, Community Garden Manager/ Organizer, kitchen garden designer/specialist, CSA operator/farmer, Eco-landscaper (sustainable/ organic landscape specialist)


COURSE TITLE NUMBER CREDITS

Essential Technical Courses

 

19

Pest Management

HORT 1080

3

Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture

HORT 1100

3

Small scale Food Production

HORT 1110

4

Horticulture Business Management

HORT 1140

3

Soils

HORT 1410

3

Elective(s)

HORT xxxx

3

 

Total Hours

19

Elective(s): any HORT course not already in the program; EMSP 1010, HRTM 1150, INDS 1100, MGMT 1100, MKTG 1100, MKTG 2010. Recommended electives: HORT 1030, HORT 1310, HORT 1440, HORT 1500, HORT 1690, HORT 1700, HORT 1800.

**Suggested First Semester classes: HORT 1100, HORT 1140 and HORT 1410