Certificate Requirements

Certificate of Performance:Units
Organic Gardening for the Culinary Arts
7
Certificate Of Achievement: Units
Urban Gardening
12
Urban Farming Professional
27-30

Finishing a certificate? Let us know! Email cityfarm@sdccd.edu if you have questions or to report your successful completion of the program. 

Organic gardening for the culinary arts (certificate of performance)

This certificate is designed for students who want to learn or improve their organic gardening knowledge and skills. The program provides the skills and knowledge to implement a healthier, sustainable food system that emphasizes small-scale urban food production. The following courses are required (total 7 units):

 Course  Units
 AGRI 102: Sustainable Urban Agriculture Practice
 3
 AGRI 128: Food Preservation Skills  1
 AGRI 104: Seasonal Organic Production (effective Fall 2014) 
 3

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Urban gardening (certificate of Achievement)

This certificate prepares students for careers at an organic farm, nursery, commercial greenhouse, or to manage a community garden. (Total: 12 units)

 Required Courses (6 units)  Units
 AGRI 102: Sustainable Urban Agriculture Practice
 3
 AGRI 104: Seasonal Organic Production (effective Fall 2014) 
 3
Choose three units from the following electives Units
AGRI 100: Principles of Sustainable Agriculture
3
AGRI 108: Building Fertile Soil Organically
3
AGRI 110: Organic Fruit Tree Care
3
AGRI 112: Organic Greenhouse Management and Plant Propagation2
AGRI 116: Drip Irrigation Basics2
AGRI 128: Food Preservation Skills 
1
SUST 250: Field Experience in Sustainability 1-3


URBAN Farming professional (CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT)

This certificate prepares students and professionals to establish and operate an organic urban farm business. (Total units required: 27-30)

Required Courses (27-30 units) Units
AGRI 100: Principles of Sustainable Agriculture
3
AGRI 102: Sustainable Urban Agriculture Practice
3
AGRI 104: Seasonal Organic Production (effective Fall 2014)
3
AGRI 108: Building Fertile Soil Organically3
AGRI 110: Organic Fruit Tree Care3
AGRI 112: Organic Greenhouse Management and Plant Propagation2
AGRI 116: Drip Irrigation Basics
2
AGRI 130: Agriculture Direct Marketing Internship1
AGRI 270: Work Experience in Sustainable Urban Agriculture1-4
BUSE 157: Starting a Small Business3
BUSE 119: Business Communications3

Recommended Electives: Agriculture 128; Biology 101; Business 155; Marketing 100.