Sustainable Urban Agriculture Technician (SUA1) Technical Certificate of Credit
(Stand Alone and Embedded in Horticulture Degree and Horticulture Diploma)
This 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.
Entrance date: Each semester
Program admission requirements:
Minimum Test Scores
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Credits required for graduation: 19
|Courses 19 credits|
|HORT 1080Pest Management
This course provides an introduction to the principles and mechanisms of integrated pest management across a diverse array of pests including insects, weeds, plant pathogens, nematodes and vertebrates. Specifically, the course will provide students with a fundamental and practical understanding of integrated pest management in a landscape setting with emphasis on pest identification and control; pesticide application safety; and legal requirements for state licensure.
|HORT 1110Small Scale Food Production
Continues hands-on experience in food-crop production to be sold direct to the consumer, at farmers markets or CSA (Community Sponsored Agriculture). Topics include farm safety, farm design and development, propagation, production, harvesting, packaging, and marketing.
|HORT 1140Horticulture Business Management
This course presents managerial techniques required for business success in a chosen horticultural field. All aspects of establishing and managing a small business will be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on strategic planning; financial management; marketing strategies; human resource management; and operations and administration.
This course introdcues students to the basic fundamentals of soil science including: soil formation and classification; physical, chemical and biological characteristics; soil fertility and productivity; and soil management and conservation practices.
|HORT 1100Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture
Introduces the fundamentals of small scale agriculture with a sustainable approach. Emphasis will be placed on an industry overview, history and foundation of sustainable practices, management and fertility of soils, pest management, and economic and marketing theory and practices.
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