Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture AAS Degree

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Sustainable Agriculture and Specialty Crops Overview 2015                  


Lorain County Community College now offers an associate of applied science degree in Sustainable Agriculture as well as certificates for Specialty Crop Growers and Permaculture Design.

Click on the links below to view curriculum guides for the Sustainable Agriculture programs at LCCC:

Associate Degree

Sustainable Agriculture - Associate in Applied Science

One-Year Technical Certificate

Sustainable Agriculture - One-Year Technical Certificate

Short-term Technical Certificates

Permaculture Design Certification

Includes six credit hours:

  • SAGR 110 - Permaculture: Principles and Application
  • SAGR 111 - Permaculture Design for Community

Sustainable agriculture is one that follows the principles of nature to develop systems for raising crops and livestock that are, like nature, self-sustaining. Sustainable agriculture’s success is indistinguishable from vibrant rural communities and rich lives for families on profitable farms that provide for current and future generations. 

LCCC's Sustainable Agriculture Program provides hands-on experience and career exploration in agriculture and food production. Students will learn key sustainability and land stewardship skills as they study the interaction between food, human health and ecosystems services.

Students will contribute to the production, distribution, and marketing of locally grown produce through hands-on experiences with local farmers and growers. Some courses will require travel time to off-campus farms and learning sites. This program is in collaboration with Black River Organics in Wellington, OH.  



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