The Future of Agriculture is at ACC
Austin Community College is proud to offer a variety of courses for students eager to obtain training in regenerative food production methods and agricultural business skills.
The Sustainable Agriculture Program offers courses that focus on ecological farming, quality of life and farm profitability. Hands-on instruction at the Elgin Campus Sustainable Student Farm helps you cultivate a working knowledge of ecological farming practices and the seasonal processes.
Level One Sustainable Agriculture Certificate
The Level One Sustainable Agriculture Certificate includes six (6) required courses. The courses should be taken in sequence as they complement each other to provide the student a well-rounded introduction into soil health, crop production, hands on skills, and resource conservation.
Required Courses (in order):
- AGCR-1071: Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture (48 hours)
- AGCR-2018: Soil Science (80 hours)
- AGCR-1093: Integrated Pest Management (48 hours)
- HALT-2021: Small Scale Farming (64 hours)
- AGME-1015: Farm and Ranch Shop Skills (48 hours)
- AGCR-2013: Soil and Water conservation Planning (48hours)
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Looking to learn more about agriculture, but do not want to complete a certificate program? No problem! Take as few, or as many classes that interest you.
New for 2024! We are currently developing exciting, hands-on workshops. Please contact the program coordinator for additional information and keep an eye on this page for details.