Sustainable Agriculture Technology, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum HRT.SAG.AAS (C201E)

Sustainable Agriculture Technology curriculum is designed to provide students the skills necessary to manage an environmentally sound and sustainable urban food production system. Graduates are qualified for numerous positions associated with sustainable agriculture including horticulture, nursery operations, agricultural education and managing food production.

Upon successful completion of the Sustainable Agriculture Technology Associate Degree, the graduate will be able to:

  • choose sustainable food production practices for nutritious food;
  • evaluate food distribution and storage practices;
  • integrate appropriate sustainable practices to promote urban agriculture;
  • describe the interrelationships of people, society and plants;
  • demonstrate effective written, visual and verbal communication skills; and
  • utilize learned skills to advance in chosen career and continue professional development through four-year transfer programs.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One (Fall)

BIS 105Environmental Biology

4 credits

HRT 125Plants and Society

4 credits

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

SAT 100Principles of Agroecology

3 credits

SAT 105Urban Agriculture Issues

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

HRT 125◊ meets the Mathematics and/or Science general education requirement.

RHT 101: Students must complete RHT 101◊ with SPE 101◊, or RHT 101◊ with RHT 102◊. Students intending to transfer are encouraged to complete all three courses: RHT 101◊, RHT 102◊ and SPE 101◊ to meet university requirements.

Semester Two (Spring)

HRT 135Soils and Fertilizers

3 credits

SAT 130Sustainable Plant Health Care

3 credits

SAT 140Sustainable/Organic Plants

4 credits

 

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

OR

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Semester Three (Summer)

HRT 154Horticulture Internship

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Semester Four (Fall)

HRT 127Entomology: Insects, People & Plants

3 credits

HRT 128Plant Pathology

3 credits

HRT 265Vegetable and Herb Gardening

3 credits

MAT 122 #Technical Mathematics

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Five (Spring)

ECO 105Consumer Economics

3 credits

OR

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

 

HRT 126Plant Propagation/Greenhouse Operation

3 credits

SAT 110Natural Resources Mgmnt (Soils & Water)

3 credits

SAT 210Sustainable Plant Production for Hum NutýIntroduction to Biotechnology

3 credits

SAT 220Design Food Product Sys in Urb Landscap

1 credit

SAT 230Managing Food Product Syst in Urb Lndscp

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 64

See HRT course descriptions; SAT course descriptions.

Coordinator: Tricia Wagner, Ext. 3550