The Plant-Based Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture Certificate Program brings farm-to-fork into the classroom. It provides the science that supports the benefits of whole plant-based foods tothe health of the individual as well as the environment. Students will gain knowledge in the function of plant-based foods towards the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases. The program addresses the environmental and social concerns with strategies and principles of sustainable agriculture.Students will master the theories and skills of plant-based food preparation bringing the food to the fork and into everyday food choices. There are career opportunities in restaurants, food service facilities, farms, urban farms,sustainable/organic farms, school garden, health education after completion of this certificate.
It is projected that annually 5 students will earn this new certificate upon state approval.
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
This existing low-unit Certificate of Proficiency is being submitted for state approval as a Certificate of Achievement Requiring 8 to Less than 16 Semester Units.
(Y1 or S1)
|NUTRI 303||Plant-Based Nutrition||3||S1|
|NUTRI 331||Plant-Based Food Principles and Preparation||3||S1|
|HORT 313||Sustainable Agriculture||3||S1|