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Sustainable Food Systems

Earn your Sustainable Food Systems Certificate!

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Sustainable Food Systems program is designed for students who want to learn about historical events that mark the nation’s current food model and take part in creating solutions to alter this model to produce a more sustainable food system worldwide. Course topics include concepts covering gardening concepts, food safety and security, sustainability principles and strategies, global food systems and sustainable food production systems. Students may also earn certification in a national food service safety and sanitation program. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Sustainable Food Systems is also available.

CIP Code: 19.0505

Program Notes

  • Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required within the program. 
  • * indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.

Admission Criteria

Formal application and admission into the Sustainable Food Systems program is required. Applications are available from a program advisor.

Program Prerequisites 3
Course# Course Title Credits
First-Year Composition Shared Unique Number Number ENG1101 (3) OR
First Year Composition for ESL (3)
Required Courses 9
Course# Course Title Credits
AGS182 Gardening Practices and Techniques 2
FON104 Certification in Food Service Safety and Sanitation 1
FON161 Sustainable Food Production Systems 3
SUS100 Introduction to Sustainability 3
Restricted Electives: 9
Students must choose nine (9) credits from list of the Restricted Electives below:
CUL105 Principles and Skills for Professional Cooking 3
CUL113 Commercial Baking Techniques 3
FON100 Introductory Nutrition 3
FON135 Sustainable Cooking 3
FON143 Food and Culture 3
FON163 Sustainable Kitchen Practices 3
FON165 Food Entrepreneurship 3
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  • The total amount of credits required for this certificate is 21.
  • Minimum GPA 2.00