Urban and Community Agriculture UCA.S.CRT
One-year Technical Certificate - 31 Credit Hours
Division: Business and Public Services
Effective as of Fall 2022
What is the program about?
The Urban and Community Agriculture Certificate will equip students with basic knowledge of plant science that is used for the growth, development, and utilization of cultivated plants. This knowledge will allow the students to propagate plants, implement sustainable landscape design, understand the science of soil, and will ultimately enable the student to operate and manage a greenhouse.
- Students will develop a business plan with a targeted customer base. Marketing strategies will be evaluated to determine the feasibility of implementation to the identified customer base.
- Students will apply the principles of greenhouse management by participating in an internship experience where plants are propagated and harvested.
- Students will describe the process of sexual reproduction within different plant species. Application of this process will be demonstrated through cutting, division, separation, layering, grafting, bussing, and tissue culture.
This certificate will provide the skills for growing sustainable food in urban areas and communities.
Potential articulation agreements with Ohio State University, Central State University, and Wilmington College are in process.
The Urban and Community Agriculture Certificate prepares students for certifications in the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association.
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Program Accreditation Information
This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.