Associate's Degree

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

The Agricultural Technology (A.A.S.) is offered through a joint agreement with the Lansing Community College and the Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT). Contact the IAT (517-355-0190) for more information.

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Program includes sustainable and organic agriculture techniques practiced on the islands of Maui and Moloka'i. Courses in Sustainable Tropical Crop Production. The New Farmers Institute supports students in their agricultural pursuits and connects them with resources and partners needed to establish sustainable agricultural enterprises.

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Associates of Science Emphasis. Topics include agroecology, ecological urban food production, agroforestry, food systems analysis, food culture and politics, a seminar in bioregional food systems careers, and an internship, practicum or research in sustainable agriculture.

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Associates of Arts Emphasis. Topics include agroecology, ecological urban food production, agroforestry, food systems analysis, food culture and politics, a seminar in bioregional food systems careers, and an internship, practicum or research in sustainable agriculture.

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The college also offers four 18-unit Certificates of Achievement in Organic Farming and Gardening. The certified organic 5.8 acre Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden is located at the Novato campus and is managed through a partnership with Conservation Corps North Bay and University of California Cooperative Extension. College of Marin is home to the nation's first State approved Apprenticeship in Organic Farming and Gardening.

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The Environmental Horticulture Science program includes courses on integrated pest management, environmental horticulture, suburban agriculture, sustainable production systems, and viticulture. Also offers Certificate in Environmental Horticulture.

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Studies focus on sustainable agriculture, organic crop and livestock production, local food production, environmental stewardship, and small business planning. Offers hands-on experience with Central Iowa farmers who practice sustainable agriculture, livestock and vegetable production, and/or certified organic farming.

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Studies focus on sustainable agriculture, organic crop and livestock production, local food production, environmental stewardship, and small business planning. Offers hands-on experience with Central Iowa farmers who practice sustainable agriculture, livestock and vegetable production, and/or certified organic farming.

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The Integrated Agriculture and Food Systems program combines education in the fundamentals of crop, soil, and livestock management with instruction in business management. It focuses on "the integration of crop and livestock production principles to create sustainable farming and food systems." The program includes laboratory courses, field trips, and internships on the FVCC campus farm and in the community." This A.A.S. degree transfers to the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems at Montana State University (Bozeman).

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Ornamental Horticulture program includes courses in organic gardening and organic vegetable gardening. The Associate in Science Degree requires 60 units in Ornamental Horticulture; also offers 27-unit Certificate of Achievement.

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Western Colorado Community College is a division of Colorado Mesa University.

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