Sustainable Agriculture Certificate in Applied Science
This certificate provides students with essential skills in the area of sustainable agriculture. By the end of the program, students will understand the factors that influence agricultural policies, sustainable crop production, environmental strategies and agribusiness management and will have completed soil improvement, crop production, marketing and business plans. The two-semester SCWE course sequence rounds out the students’ knowledge by providing hands-on experience at a local farm or agribusiness.
This certificate will prepare students with the essential requirements for sustainable agriculture and the factors that influence farm management and agricultural policies, sustainable crop production, environmental strategies and agribusiness management, including marketing and business plan development.
Acceptable placement test score(s)
Type of Program
Requirements for Completion
A grade of “C” or higher in all courses is required.
Farms; agribusinesses; environmental, health and government organizations; entrepreneurs; and food processing and packaging businesses
Visit our web page at https://www.gvltec.edu/sustainable-ag/.
Listed below is the ideal grouping of courses in order by semester. This plan assumes a full-time schedule; however, many variables may affect this plan, and it is important to note that not every course is offered every semester. Please see your advisor to map out your own personalized progression toward graduation.
|AGR 201||Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture||3|
|AGR 204||Introduction to Plant Sciences||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Total Semester Hours||13|
|AGR 209||Introduction to Agriculture Marketing||3|
|AGR 211||Applied Agriculture Calculations||3|
|AGR 214||SCWE in Sustainable Agriculture I||3|
|HRT 139||Plant Propagation||3-4|
|or AGR 203||Introduction to Animal Science|
|Total Semester Hours||12-13|
|AGR 205||Pest Management||3|
|AGR 215||SCWE in Sustainable Agriculture II||3|
|Total Semester Hours||6|
|Total Required Credit Hours||31-32|
Take BIO 240 Nutrition if planning to transfer