Students enrolled in the Center for Continuing and Professional Education’s Sustainable Food Systems certificate program will complete three courses and receive 11.7 continuing education units as well as a Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems.

This program provides students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to establish and maintain a small business in farming or food processing. Students will choose to pursue one of the two available farming tracks: sustainable farming or food processing.

Students in the sustainable farming track will take a 14-week field experience course in sustainable farming where they will learn what is required to own and operate a small farm. Students in the food processing track will be provided with a 14-week field experience in food processing where they will learn what is required to safely add value to raw produce by making it more attractive to the customer. All students will complete a comprehensive agribusiness planning course as well as a course in digital marketing.

The certificate program in Sustainable Food Systems is designed for people seeking either undergraduate academic credit (for-credit) or continuing education (non-credit). Information about undergraduate academic credit can be found under the Bachelor of Professional Studies tab.

If you aren’t sure which program is right for you, please reach out to Mat Garrison or compare the two programs side-by-side.

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        Start Date:
        January 8, 2020
        North Campus
        Bronwyn Barron

        Scholarship Information

        Scholarships for Veterans and Military Family Members who wish to enroll in the non-credit or for-credit certificate program are available.
        Contact Mat Garrison at garrisonmj@cofc.edu with questions regarding scholarship eligibility.

        Funding for this certificate program is made possible by The Boeing Company.

        CLICK HERE to download the scholarship application. Once complete, please send the application and appropriate materials to Mat Garrison.