Sustainable Food Production Certificate


Sustainable Food Production

Certificate Type:


Curriculum Code:


Total Program Credits: 16

Designed to address the challenges inherent in the urban environment surrounding the issues of local, nutritious food production and availability.

Stackable Degree:

Sustainable Agriculture Technology, Associate in Applied Science

Stackable Certificate:

Sustainable Agriculture Certificate

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Sustainable Food Production Certificate, the graduate will be able to:

  • choose sustainable food production practices for nutritious food;
  • analyze methods of improving nutritious value of food through sustainable food production practices;
  • examine government policies and regulations which control production of nutritious food products; and
  • appraise techniques of solving the challenges of urban food production.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures

Program Map for Students

Semester One: Fall

HRT 125 Plants and Society

Life Science Gen-ed


SAT 100 Principles of Agroecology

Core Course


SAT 105 Urban Agriculture Issues

Core Course


Total Semester Credits:10
Next StepsMeet with your Academic Advisor to create an academic plan.
Explore stackable certificate(s)/degree(s)
HRT 125may be used as a Core Course.

Semester Two: Spring

SAT 210 Sustainable Plant Production for Human Nutrition

Core Course


SAT 220 Urban Food Production Systems

Core Course


Total Semester Credits:6
Next StepsMeet with your Academic Advisor to finalize your academic plan for graduation and register for stackable certificate/degree (option).
Submit graduation petition by deadline (check for the specific date in catalog or syllabus.)
See HRT course descriptions.

Chairperson: Christopher Clem, Email:, Cell: (224) 805-3382

General Education Communications, Fine Arts, Humanities, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Social and Behavioral Science (see individual degree requirements).
Core Course Course(s) listed in a semester the student is required to take.
Program Elective Course(s) that faculty recommend and are listed in the ‘Program Electives’ section (if any) for this program. If intending to transfer, choose courses accepted by your transfer institution.
General Elective Course(s) chosen by the student, if needed, above and beyond core courses and program electives (if any), to complete the Program Total Credits.
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