Associate of Science in Sustainable Agriculture

General

Program Description

Associate of Science in Sustainable Agriculture

Building on the Short-Term and One-Year Certificates in Sustainable Agriculture, the Associate of Applied Science in Sustainable Agriculture will allow you to explore careers in agriculture and food systems. You will learn key sustainability and land stewardship skills while studying the interactions between food, human health, and ecosystem services. You will contribute to the production, distribution, and marketing of locally grown produce through hands-on experiences with local farmers and growers.

Career Opportunities

With the completion of this program, you will have the fundamental skills to start your own agricultural enterprise or transfer into a four-year sustainability-related program.

Note: Some courses require travel to off-campus sites.

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Curriculum

First Year

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Fall Semester Course Hours
ENGL 161 College Composition I 3
MTHM 168 Statistics 3 3
SAGR 106 Soil Management and Conservation 1 3
SAGR 107G Worldviews to Support Sustainable Agriculture 1
SAGR 114 Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture 1 3
SDEV 101 College 101 2 1
Hours - 14
Spring Semester Course Hours
BIOG 151 General Biology 4 4
BIOG 165 Introduction to Ecology 1 3
ENTR 200 Entrepreneurship 3
SAGR 113 Plant Propagation 1 2
SOCY 151G Introduction to Sociology 3
Hours - 15
Summer Semester Course Hours
SAGR 103 Summer Crop Production 1 3
Hours - 3

Second Year

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Fall Semester Course Hours
BIOG 164 Explorations in Field Science 1 3
CHMY 155G Chemistry and Society 5 3
SAGR 101 Fall Crop Production 1 3
SAGR 105 Introduction to Living Landscapes 1 3
SAGR 115G Food Systems, Society and Global Health 1 3
Hours - 15
Spring Semester Course Hours
SAGR 102 Spring Crop Production 1 3
SAGR 109 Wild Edibles 1
SAGR 110 Permaculture: Principles and Applications 4
SAGR 111 Permaculture Design for Community 1 2
SAGR 112 Business Principles of Sustainable Agriculture 1 3
Hours - 13
Total Hours - 60
  1. This course offers an opportunity for experiential learning.
  2. A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 more credit hours.
  3. Students transferring to Central State or OSU for a Bachelor's in Sustainable Agriculture should take MTHM 172.
  4. Students transferring to Central State or OSU for a Bachelor's in Sustainable Agriculture should take BIOG 161.
  5. Students transferring to Central State or OSU for a Bachelor's in Sustainable Agriculture should take CHMY 171.
- Non-Required Elective for Students interested in Livestock Hours
SAGR 108 Introduction to Sustainable Animal Farming 1 4
  1. Students interested in livestock may be interested in SAGR 108 Introduction to Sustainable Animal Farming. This non-required elective is offered on an as-needed basis.
Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Founded in 1963, Lorain County Community College has been helping local people get the training and education they need to live their best life for more than 50 years.

Founded in 1963, Lorain County Community College has been helping local people get the training and education they need to live their best life for more than 50 years. Read less