Certificate in Urban Agriculture & Sustainability

Owens Community College

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


Owens' Urban Agriculture and Sustainability Certificate Program requires 26 credit hours of coursework, which includes plant science, soil science, greenhouse management, urban livestock and animal husbandry, organic gardening and food systems management, harvest and post-harvest technology, and urban horticulture and sustainability, among other academic curriculum. The program is designed to prepare students for various employment opportunities within the agricultural industry. Students will develop strong knowledge and an array of proficiencies ranging from community gardening activities to raising livestock in an urban environment. Upon program completion, individuals will be able to apply their knowledge and skills specific to assisting with the development of community garden initiatives, agricultural entrepreneurship and community supported agriculture.

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