BASF Plant Science Certification, One-Year Technical Certificate

Curriculum Code #7196

Effective May 2022

Division of Science and Mathematics

The Badische Anilin und Soda Fabrik (BASF) Plant Science Certification verifies individuals have acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in a variety of plant, natural and environmental science related fields.  The certification assesses industry-valued and industry-recognized standards produced by BASF, an internationally known brand recognized for providing solutions to reflect the specific needs of farmers’ fields, crops and soil for more than 15 years. The certification validates individuals are prepared to play a vital role in ensuring agricultural productivity. Additionally, the certification allows employers to identify and connect with more skilled candidates, filling gaps in the labor market and jump-starting individuals’ careers. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by LCCC’s University Partnership.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
BIOG 165 INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY 2 3
ENGL 161 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3
SAGR 101 FALL CROP PRODUCTION 2 3
SAGR 105 INTRODUCTION TO LIVING LANDSCAPES 2 3
SAGR 114 INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 2 3
SDEV 101 INTRODUCTION TO THE LCCC COMMUNITY 1 1
 Hours16
Spring Semester
BIOG 151 GENERAL BIOLOGY 4
SAGR 102 SPRING CROP PRODUCTION 2 3
SAGR 106 SOIL MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION 2 3
SAGR 113 PLANT PROPAGATION 2 2
SAGR 116 BASF CERTIFICATION PREPARATION COURSE 2
 Hours14
 Total Hours30
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 or more credit hours.

2

This courses offers an opportunity for experiential learning.

Program Contact(s):

Ruby Beil
440-366-7222
rbeil@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your advising team.

More program information can be found on our website.

Program Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of techniques, tools and technical skills, needed in farm production and farm management, including those needed to qualify for applicable industry credentials.

2. Work productively and collaboratively in an agricultural environment, as an individual, a member of a problem-solving team, and a social network builder within the farming community.

3. Contribute to the production, distribution and marketing of locally grown produce.

4. Apply systems thinking to the study of interactions between food, land, human health, and ecosystem services.