2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 17, 2024  
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Horticulture - Sustainable Agriculture Education - Urban Agriculture Systems Certificate


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PGM CODE - 150K

Program Description This certificate provides a theoretical foundation in urban agriculture through the study of sustainability principles, ecology in agricultural systems, and plant and soil sciences. There is also a combined focus on the knowledge, skills, and techniques in urban crop production and whole systems. The crop production specialty trains students to cultivate urban food crops for year round organic production and seasonal harvests in the maritime climate of the Puget Sound bioregion. The whole systems specialty trains students to assess, design, operate, and manage agriculture systems appropriate for urban environments—including vertical, rooftop, hydroponic, and aquaponic systems.

Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements This certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 41.5 credits as outlined. A minimum of 10 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds CC. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college level courses.

Students Are Advised To

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning,
  • Communicate with an academic adviser, and
  • Submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds CC.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

Adviser
The adviser for this program is
Tim Hohn | thohn@edcc.edu | 425.640.1454

Department Contact Information
Horticulture | www.edcc.edu/hort
425.640.1739 | horticulture@edcc.edu

Gainful Employment
Gainful Employment Information is available for this program.

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Program Requirements (41.5-43.5 credits)


OUTCOMES:

  • Identify and discuss the components and production attributes of horticulture and agroecology.
  • Describe the general morphology, internal anatomy, taxonomy, physiology, and ecology of flowering vascular plants.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of soil origin, formation, and ecology in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Use appropriate tools, techniques, and technology to determine nutritional needs and soil amendments needed for various crop production situations.
  • Utilize polycultural, biointensive field and containerized cropping systems to sustainably propagate, organize, plant, cultivate, and harvest organic vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers.
  • Identify, design, organize, and operate urban agriculture crop production enterprises including aquaponic and hydroponic food growing operations.
  • Define and demonstrate a whole systems approach to the design, development, and operation of small scale and alternative applications for urban agriculture enterprises.
  • Identify and describe career opportunities in urban agriculture.

Signatures


 


Dean’s Signature and Date Adviser’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2014  |  Rev: 05/14  

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