Agriculture has long been the back-bone of the United States, particularly in the Midwestern states like Ohio. In fact, even today, Ohio is a leader producer of soybeans and corn. However, with environmental changes, a global economy, and world-wide population growth, the nature of agriculture is changing. There is more and more interest in organic foods and crop production that minimizes impact to the environment – but that can continue to feed the world.

This program aims to educate students about the sustainable agriculture movement, provide hands-on experience with proven techniques, inspire creative thinking about the future of the industry, and graduate students who are ready to join the agricultural workforce.

The program offers a short-term certificate that can be earned in one semester, a one-year certificate, and an Associate Degrees. Of course, you may choose to further your education beyond LCCC through our University Partnership or transfer programs.


Sustainable Agriculture Programs at LCCC 

Permaculture Design Certification

Includes six credit hours:

Short-Term Technical Certificates

Specialty Crop Growers


One-Year Certificates

Sustainable Agriculture


Associate Degrees

Associate of Science in Sustainable Agriculture


University Partnership Program

Earn a Bachelor’s Degree – On LCCC’s Campus

Our Environmental Technology Program courses are designed to transfer seamlessly to this university partnership program:

  Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bowling Green State University

    Bachelor of Arts Major in Integrated Environmental Studies from Hiram College

Contact the Program Coordinator

Brett Joseph
(440) 366-7247

Transfer to another college or university

LCCC is a great place to start. You can complete the first years of your education at LCCC at our lower tuition rate and then transfer your credits to another college or university to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

  Learn more about how to transfer LCCC credits to another college or university

Getting started while you’re still in high school

You don’t have to wait to graduate from high school to start earning college credit.

The College Credit Plus program offers you an opportunity to earn college credit as early as seventh grade. Courses are frequently offered on-site at local high schools. Students may also have the option of taking LCCC classes online or on our campus. Classes taken through CCP count for both high school and college credit and are FREE for most students. 

The MyUniversity program, a unique partnership between LCCC and area high schools, provides a pathway for high school students to the full college experience – starting in high school!

   Learn more about earning college credit in high school.