Sustainable Agriculture Certificate

Curriculum HRT.SAG.CERT (C401I)

(Total Program Credits: 30)

Designed for learners who wish to employ sustainable practices in agriculture, which will positively influence the quality of natural ecosystems and the human environment.


Upon successful completion of Sustainable Agriculture Certificate, students will be able to:

  • synthesize solutions to environmental issues cause by landscape practices;
  • create a landscape management plan to provide a healthier environment;
  • evaluate sustainable food production practices;
  • analyze methods of sustainable food production for improving nutrition;
  • discuss government policies and regulations which control the production of food; and
  • appraise solutions to addressing the challenges of urban food production.

(Fall 2021)

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 105Environmental Biology

4 credits

HRT 125Plants and Society

4 credits

SAT 100Principles of Agroecology

3 credits

SAT 105Urban Agriculture Issues

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14
HRT 125meets the Mathematics and/or Science general education requirement.

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
SAT 110Natural Resource Management (Soils and Water)

3 credits

SAT 130Sustainable Plant Health Care

3 credits

SAT 140Sustainable Organic Plants

4 credits

SAT 210Sustainable Plant Production for Human Nutrition

3 credits

SAT 220Urban Food Production Systems

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

See HRT course descriptions.

See SAT course descriptions.

Coordinator: Christopher Clem, Ext. 3625, Email:, Cell: (224) 805-3382