Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems

Rio Salado College

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Food & Dining
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Undergraduate Certificate/Diploma
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Both


The Sustainable Food Systems program is designed for a diverse student population, including those who are currently working within the food service industry and are interested in building upon their culinary skills in sustainable practices, as well as those with no culinary background. The program provides students with an overview of the Nation's current food model and alternative methods for altering this model and creating more sustainable foods. Courses include concepts supporting the real food movement, which represents reeducating the individual and the community on the way food is purchased, brought to the table, and consumed. In addition, courses will cover sanitation guidelines, basic principles and preparation techniques for the cooking and baking process. The program includes a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Sustainable Food Systems and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Sustainable Food Systems.

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