Organic Farming Systems Certificate
This program is available at the following location:
This certificate is available as a standalone program.
The online Undergraduate Organic Farming Systems Certificate will provide you with technical skills and knowledge in organic farming production and regulation. The program emphasizes organic management of soil health, pests and diseases, weeds, and inputs while also providing understanding of organic regulations, policy, economics, and social implications. "Systems thinking" will be utilized and cultivated throughout the courses to help illuminate interconnections and underline how management decisions influence all dimensions of sustainability (environmental, social and economic).
While most of your schoolwork will be completed online, you will be required to complete hands-on lab experiences, either through purchased kits or through virtual lab projects created collaboratively between Horticulture faculty and the curriculum design team in Ecampus. In addition, your schedule's flexibility may allow you to accept an internship or work in one of our many facilities. An internship provides professional-level interaction with growers, managers, field reps, and consultants; and provides hands-on experience.
Certificate Code: C600
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Understand and communicate the principles, practices, science, and impacts of organic agriculture to diverse audiences.
- Apply science- and practice-based information to design and problem solve in organic systems.
- Utilize systems thinking to describe the organic system and its impacts.
- Analyze the ripple effects of organic production and/or purchasing decisions on the three dimensions of sustainability (society, environment, economy).
|AEC 411||*INTRODUCTION TO FOOD SYSTEMS: LOCAL TO GLOBAL||3|
|CROP 355||ORGANIC CERTIFICATION||3|
|HORT 212||INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS||4|
|HORT 306||INPUTS IN ORGANIC CROPPING SYSTEMS: SOURCING AND EFFICACY||2|
|HORT 307||ORGANIC SYSTEM PREDICAMENTS||3|
|HORT 308||WEED MANAGEMENT IN ORGANIC CROPPING SYSTEMS||3|
|HORT 344||INSECT AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT IN ORGANIC CROPPING SYSTEMS||3|
|HORT 482||DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF ORGANIC CROPPING SYSTEMS||3|
|SOIL 360||SOIL MANAGEMENT FOR ORGANIC PRODUCTION||3|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Certificate Code: C600