Sustainable Agriculture, Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum Code #7200

Effective May 2017

Division of Science and Mathematics

The associate of applied science in sustainable agriculture allows LCCC students to explore careers in agriculture and food systems. Students learn key sustainability and land stewardship skills as they study the interactions between food, human health, and ecosystem services. Students contribute to the production, distribution and marketing of locally grown produce through hands-on experiences with local farmers and growers. Students completing this program acquire the fundamental skills to start their own agricultural enterprise or transfer into a four-year sustainability-related program. Some courses require travel to off-campus sites. This program is offered in collaboration with Black River Organics farm in Wellington, OH. 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
ENGL 161 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3
MTHM 121
TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS I
or COLLEGE ALGEBRA
4
SAGR 106 SOIL MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION 1 3
SAGR 107G WORLDVIEWS TO SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 1
SAGR 114 INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 1 3
SDEV 101 COLLEGE 101 2 1
 Hours15
Spring Semester
BIOG 161 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I 4
ENTR 200 ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3
SAGR 102 SPRING CROP PRODUCTION 1 3
SAGR 113 PLANT PROPAGATION 1 2
SOCY 151G INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
 Hours15
Summer Semester
SAGR 103 SUMMER CROP PRODUCTION 1 3
 Hours3
Second Year
Fall Semester
BIOG 164 EXPLORATIONS IN FIELD SCIENCE 3
CHMY 171
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 3
or CHEMISTRY AND SOCIETY
3-5
SAGR 101 FALL CROP PRODUCTION 1 3
SAGR 115G FOOD SYSTEMS, SOCIETY AND GLOBAL HEALTH 1 3
SAGR 105 INTRODUCTION TO LIVING LANDSCAPES 1 3
 Hours15-17
Spring Semester
BIOG 260 BOTANY 3 3
SAGR 109 WILD EDIBLES 1
SAGR 110 PERMACULTURE: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS 1 4
SAGR 111 PERMACULTURE DESIGN FOR COMMUNITY 1 2
SAGR 112 BUSINESS PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 1 3
 Hours13
 Total Hours61-63
1

This course offers an opportunity for experiential learning.

2

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.

3

Indicates that this course has a prerequisite.

NON-REQUIRED ELECTIVE FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN LIVESTOCK
SAGR 108INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE ANIMAL FARMING 14
1

This elective is offered during the summer semester as enrollment allows.

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.