• Urban Agriculture

    Certificate

    This certificate focuses on an ecological systems approach to sustainable farming principles and practices suitable for local food crop production through intensive classroom and on-farm experience. Many classes have a lab component which allows students to have the opportunity to learn organic systems, and production methods for vegetable, grain, and fruit crops. Students may begin this program Fall, Winter, or Spring term.

    Program Outcomes

    Successful completion of this program should provide students with a deeper knowledge of organic agricultural production and possess the ability to apply this knowledge and perspective in farm management with skills around small, diverse, organic farm principles and practices through classroom and practical training. Students should also be able to evaluate the needs and priorities of the work that needs to be done to successfully produce a variety of edible crops.

    Careers

    The Urban Agriculture certificate prepares graduates to operate their own farm or community food system endeavor. Graduates will be qualified to run small-scale farms, work closely with existing farmers, and be advocates of local food systems, utilizing firsthand experience to become new farmers in the principles and techniques needed to be successful producers of specialty crops incorporating local organic production methods. Other career opportunities include working and managing small farms, community gardens, farmers markets, and school gardens.

    For information contact Renee Harber, Horticulture advisor, 503-594-3294 or rharber@clackamas.edu  

    Urban Agriculture

    • Complete the following requirements.

    • HOR-124 Food Harvest 
      HOR-125 Food Production in the Willamette Valley 
      HOR-235 Weed Identification 
      HOR-250 Western Herbs 
      • Take MTH-050 or MTH-065.
      MTH-050 Technical Mathematics I 
      MTH-065 Algebra II 
      • Take WR-101 or WR-121.
      WR-101 Communication Skills: Occupational Writing 
      WR-121 English Composition 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • BA-250 Small Business Management 
      HOR-135 Propagation of Edible Plants 
      HOR-136 Urban Agriculture Practicum/Winter 
      HOR-216 Integrated Pest Management 
      • Take HOR-132 or HOR-231.
      HOR-132 Pesticide Selection & Use 
      HOR-231 Irrigation & Drainage Design 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • HOR-140 Soils & Fertilizers 
      HOR-141 Urban Agriculture Practicum/Spring 
      HOR-148 Farm Equipment 
      HOR-246 Organic Farming and Gardening 
      • Take BA-285 or COMM-100.
      BA-285 Human Relations in Business 
      COMM-100 Basic Speech Communication 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • HOR-146 Fruit & Berry Growing 
      • Take 6 credits of HOR-284.
      HOR-284 Urban Agriculture Farm Experience/CWE 
  • Contact our Horticulture Department

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Email us: lorettam@clackamas.edu

    Call us: 503-594-3292

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