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Sinclair College

Urban and Community Agriculture UCA.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 31 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Agriculture
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.

Program Outcomes

  • 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.

Career Opportunities

This certificate will provide the skills for growing sustainable food in urban areas and communities.

Transferability

Potential articulation agreements with Ohio State University, Central State University, and Wilmington College are in process.

Credentials

The Urban and Community Agriculture Certificate prepares students for certifications in the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
AGR 1201 Horticulture I 3
AGR 1202 Science of Soil 3
AGR 1203 Trees & Shrubs 3
AGR 1204 Plant Propagation 3
AGR 1205 Greenhouse Management 3
AGR 1206 Horticulture II 3
AGR 1207 Greenhouse Applications 3
AGR 1208 Sustainable Landscape Design 3
AGR 1209 Greenhouse Management Capstone 3
ENT 2140 Small Business Finance 3
AGR 1160 Introduction to Agriculture Science 1
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Program Accreditation Information

None

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.