Sustainable Agriculture, Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum Code #7200

Effective May 2018

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, Ohio. 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 168 STATISTICS 3 3
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
 Hours14
Spring Semester
BIOG 151 GENERAL BIOLOGY 4 4
BIOG 165 INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY 1 3
ENTR 200 ENTREPRENEURSHIP 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 1 3
CHMY 155G CHEMISTRY AND SOCIETY 5 3
SAGR 101 FALL CROP PRODUCTION 1 3
SAGR 105 INTRODUCTION TO LIVING LANDSCAPES 1 3
SAGR 115G FOOD SYSTEMS, SOCIETY AND GLOBAL HEALTH 1 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
SAGR 102 SPRING CROP PRODUCTION 1 3
SAGR 109 WILD EDIBLES 1
SAGR 110 PERMACULTURE: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS 4
SAGR 111 PERMACULTURE DESIGN FOR COMMUNITY 1 2
SAGR 112 BUSINESS PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 1 3
 Hours13
 Total Hours60
NON-REQUIRED ELECTIVE FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN LIVESTOCK
SAGR 108INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE ANIMAL FARMING 14

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 Team.

More program information can be found on our website.