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

Horticulture - Sustainable Agriculture Education - Urban Agriculture: Whole Systems Certificate

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PGM Code - 150H

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 focus on the knowledge, skills, and techniques to assess, design, operate, and manage agriculture systems appropriate for urban environments—including vertical, rooftop, hydroponic, and aquaponic systems. This certificate may be combined with the Urban Agriculture: Crop Production Certificate to complete the larger, Urban Agriculture Systems Certificate.

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 28 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

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

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 (28-30 credits)


  • 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.
  • Use appropriate tools, techniques, and technology to determine nutritional needs and soil amendments for various crop production situations.
  • Define and demonstrate a whole systems approach to the design, development, and operation of small scale and alternative applications for urban agriculture enterprises.
  • Identify, design, organize, and operate urban agriculture crop production enterprises including aquaponic and hydroponic food growing operations.



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

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