Sustainable Agriculture

Career Certificate

Start your own green career

Food production is big business and producing it sustainably is the future. At CLC, you will be able to learn sustainable, organic and permaculture techniques. You will be able to learn from the organic campus farm.

This sustainable agriculture certificate takes 12 months to complete. Learn skills that are tailored to the needs and input of local employers, including:

  • sustainable agriculture practices
  • plant propagation
  • green business and entrepreneurship
  • food crop production methods

What can you do with a Sustainable Agriculture Certificate in Horticulture?

Save the planet—by feeding people. You can start your own sustainable food production business or work for one as a skilled farm laborer or manager. You can also enter entrepreneurial support programs like the Farm Business Development Center.

  • community garden manager
  • small farm manager
  • sustainable food production consultant


  • Stackable Credentials

    Earn and learn as you go with stackable credentials.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Program Length: 1 Year

    Full-time students finish in 1 year.

Career Outlook

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A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    AGR 121 3
    HRT 121 3
    HRT 124 4
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code AGR 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 124
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    AGR 122 3
    HRT 221 3
    HRT 225 3
    • Course Code AGR 122
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 221
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 225
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours


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Horticulture at CLC

Get the bigger picture

A sustainable agriculture certificate is just one possible way to study horticulture. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

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*Cost includes tuition and other fees, including books and materials before financial aid is applied, such as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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