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Lorain County Community College Associate of Science in Sustainable Agriculture
Lorain County Community College

Associate of Science in Sustainable Agriculture

Elyria, USA

2 Years

English

Full time

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* Lorain county resident: $134.04 per credit hour. Out-of-county resident: $159.22 per credit hour. Out-of-state resident: $310.79 per credit hour

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Introduction

Associate of Science in Sustainable Agriculture

Building on the Short-Term and One-Year Certificates in Sustainable Agriculture, the Associate of Applied Science in Sustainable Agriculture will allow you to explore careers in agriculture and food systems. You will learn key sustainability and land stewardship skills while studying the interactions between food, human health, and ecosystem services. You will contribute to the production, distribution, and marketing of locally grown produce through hands-on experiences with local farmers and growers.

Career Opportunities

With the completion of this program, you will have the fundamental skills to start your own agricultural enterprise or transfer into a four-year sustainability-related program.

Note: Some courses require travel to off-campus sites.

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Curriculum

First Year

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Fall SemesterCourseHours
ENGL 161College Composition I3
MTHM 168Statistics 3 3
SAGR 106Soil Management and Conservation 1 3
SAGR 107GWorldviews to Support Sustainable Agriculture1
SAGR 114Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture 1 3
SDEV 101College 101 2 1
Hours-14
Spring SemesterCourseHours
BIOG 151General Biology 4 4
BIOG 165Introduction to Ecology 1 3
ENTR 200Entrepreneurship3
SAGR 113Plant Propagation 1 2
SOCY 151GIntroduction to Sociology3
Hours-15
Summer SemesterCourseHours
SAGR 103Summer Crop Production 1 3
Hours-3

Second Year

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Fall SemesterCourseHours
BIOG 164Explorations in Field Science 1 3
CHMY 155GChemistry and Society 5 3
SAGR 101Fall Crop Production 1 3
SAGR 105Introduction to Living Landscapes 1 3
SAGR 115GFood Systems, Society and Global Health 1 3
Hours-15
Spring SemesterCourseHours
SAGR 102Spring Crop Production 1 3
SAGR 109Wild Edibles1
SAGR 110Permaculture: Principles and Applications4
SAGR 111Permaculture Design for Community 1 2
SAGR 112Business Principles of Sustainable Agriculture 1 3
Hours-13
Total Hours-60

  1. This course offers an opportunity for experiential learning.

  1. A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 more credit hours.

  1. Students transferring to Central State or OSU for a Bachelor's in Sustainable Agriculture should take MTHM 172.

  1. Students transferring to Central State or OSU for a Bachelor's in Sustainable Agriculture should take BIOG 161.

  1. Students transferring to Central State or OSU for a Bachelor's in Sustainable Agriculture should take CHMY 171.

-Non-Required Elective for Students interested in LivestockHours
SAGR 108Introduction to Sustainable Animal Farming 1 4

  1. Students interested in livestock may be interested in SAGR 108 Introduction to Sustainable Animal Farming. This non-required elective is offered on an as-needed basis.

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