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Sustainable Agriculture Production Certificate Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 17

Term Effective: Fall 2010

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Previous Versions:

Sustainable Agriculture Production - effective Fall 2004

Description:

The Sustainable Agriculture Production Skills Certificate program is designed to provide farmers and gardeners with a foundation in the techniques of sustainable food production and the "how-to" aspects of organic gardening and farming.

Students will engage actively in their learning experience by working on SRJC's Shone Farm, participating in the production and distribution of sustainable agriculture products, and participating with local farmers to discover and support best practices.

For more information about this program and others see the Agriculture Department website.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Sustainable Agriculture Production program are:

  • Complete 17 units from
    • Sustainable Agriculture Production

Sustainable Agriculture Production - complete 17.0 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
AGRI 20 Introduction to Plant Science3.0
SUSAG 50 Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture3.0
SUSAG 110 Organic Gardening and Food Production4.0
Complete any combination totaling at least 2.0 units from the following:
SUSAG 111 Organic Crop Planning2.0
SUSAG 112 Organic Crop Production2.0
Complete any combination totaling at least 5.0 units from the following:
AGMEC 60 Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Skills2.0
AGRI 56 Agricultural Enterprise Project2.0-4.0
AGRI 60 Soil & Plant Nutrition3.0
AGRI 70 Integrated Pest Management3.0
AGRI 98 Special Studies in Agriculture1.0-3.0
SUSAG 103 Composting for Commercial Organic Farming and Gardening1.0
SUSAG 111 Organic Crop Planning2.0
SUSAG 112 Organic Crop Production2.0
SUSAG 114 Warm Season Vegetable Production2.0
SUSAG 115 Cool Season Vegetable Production2.0
SUSAG 116 Organic Apple Production1.0
SUSAG 117 Organic Fruit Tree & Berry Production1.5
SUSAG 118 Olive Oil Production, Processing & Sensory Evaluation1.0
SUSAG 119 Specialty Crop Production2.0
SUSAG 130 Sustainable Gardens and Landscapes1.0
SUSAG 131 Organic Gardening Basics0.5-1.0
SUSAG 160 Direct Farm Marketing2.0

Program Requirements Notes:

Note: No course may be used more than once to fulfill a requirement in the certificate.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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