Speciality Crop Growers, Short-Term Technical Certificate

Curriculum Code #7191

Effective May 2017

Division of Science and Mathematics

The specialty crop growers short-term technical certificate provides the basic training needed to diversify and expand farm production, boost local economies, increase access to fresh food, and decrease the need for extensive transportation of foods. Students contribute directly to the production of locally grown produce through hands-on experiences with local farmers and growers. Training in specialty crop production allows students to explore career pathways in agriculture, cooperative systems, and marketing. Some courses require travel to mentor farms and off-campus learning sites. This certificate may be offered in collaboration with InnovatEd and different host partners. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall SemesterHours
SAGR 114 INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 3
SAGR 101 FALL CROP PRODUCTION 3
SAGR 106 SOIL MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION 3
 Hours9
Spring Semester
SAGR 102 SPRING CROP PRODUCTION 3
SAGR 112 BUSINESS PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 3
SAGR 113 PLANT PROPAGATION 2
 Hours8
 Total Hours17

Program Contact(s):

Brett Joseph
440-366-7247
bjoseph@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your Advising and Counseling Team.