Sustainable Agriculture Technology

Curriculum HRT.SAG.AAS (C201E)

Sustainable Agriculture Technology curriculum is designed to provide students the skills necessary to manage an environmentally sound and sustainable urban food production system. Graduates are qualified for numerous positions associated with sustainable agriculture including horticulture, nursery operations, agricultural education and managing food production.

Upon successful completion of the Sustainable Agriculture Technology Associate Degree, the graduate will be able to:

  • choose sustainable food production practices for nutritious food;
  • evaluate food distribution and storage practices;
  • integrate appropriate sustainable practices to promote urban agriculture;
  • describe the interrelationships of people, society and plants;
  • demonstrate effective written, visual and verbal communication skills; and
  • utilize learned skills to advance in chosen career and continue professional development through four-year transfer programs.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One (Fall)

Credit Hours

 

BIS 105

Environmental Biology

4

 

HRT 125

Plants and Society1

4

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I2

3

 

SAT 100

Principles of Agroecology

3

 

SAT 105

Urban Agriculture Issues

3

 

 

 

17

Semester Two (Spring)

 

HRT 135

Soils & Fertilizers

3

 

SAT 130

Sustainable Plant Health Care

3

 

SAT 140

Sustainable/Organic Plants

4

 

HTH 120

Nutrition Science or

 

 

HTH 281

First Aid & CPR

2-3

#

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II or

 

 

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking2

3

 

 

 

15-16

Semester Three (Summer)

#

HRT 154

Horticulture Internship

3

 

 

 

3

Semester Four (Fall)

 

HRT 127

Entomology: Insects, People and Plants

3

 

HRT 128

Plant Pathology

3

 

HRT 265

Vegetable and Herb Gardening

3

 

HUM 126

Modern Business Ethics

1

#

MAT 122

Technical Mathematics

3

 

 

 

13

Semester Five (Spring)

 

ECO 105

Consumer Economics or

 

 

PSY 100

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

HRT 126

Plant Propagation/Greenhouse Operations

3

 

SAT 110

Natural Resource Management (Soils and Water)

3

 

SAT 210

Sustainable Plant Production for Human Nutrition

3

 

SAT 220

Designing Food Production Systems in Urban Landscaping

1

 

SAT 230

Managing Food Production Systems in the Urban Landscape

3

 

 

 

16

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

64-65

See HRT course descriptions; SAT course descriptions.

1HRT 125◊ meets the Mathematics and/or Science general education requirement.

2Students must complete RHT 101◊ with SPE 101◊, or RHT 101◊ with RHT 102◊. Students intending to transfer are encouraged to complete all three courses: RHT 101◊, RHT 102◊ and SPE 101◊ to meet university requirements.

Coordinator: Tom Elsey, Ext. 3550