Home gardens, Schools, Community gardens, Farms
The Urban Agroecology certificate offers the fundamentals of urban food production on small and large-scale productions.
Students prepare for employment in areas of urban agriculture, green jobs in schools and community gardens, large-scale urban farming, or food and agriculture studies.
Those enrolled in the program will be on the cutting edge of the food movement and engaged in activities around alternative food production, food access for low-income communities, health issues and practical agriculture skills.
A Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of 17 units.
|ENVMT 2||Introduction to Sustainable Environmental Systems||3|
|ENVMT 2L||Introduction to Sustainable Environmental Systems Lab||1|
|ENVMT 3||Social Issues in Agriculture||3|
|ENVMT 5||Oakland Food Culture||3|
|ENVMT 35||Urban Agroecology||3|
|ENVMT 35L||Urban Agroecology Lab||1|
|LANHT 28||Permaculture Design||3|
We encourage you to consult with our Environmental Studies Faculty Advisor before or during your first semester in the program.
By understanding your goals at the beginning of your studies, we can discuss available options, opportunities, and courses that will help you achieve them.
- Associate Degree
- Vocational Certificate
- Transfer to a four-year college or university
- Career change
If you would like to learn more about special topics within this field, you may enjoy the following interdisciplinary classes. While they are helpful for advancing your skills and knowledge, they are not required in order to achieve the Urban Agroecology certificate.
|ENVMT 1||Environmental Careers||1|
|ENVMT 4||Agriculture Literature||3|
|ENVMT 10||Urban Ecology||2|
|LANHT 16||Soil Management||3|
|LANHT 17||Irrigation with Lab (Day)||3|
|LANHT 17E||Irrigation (Evening)||3|
|CULIN 216||Introduction to Food Science and Nutrition
(at Laney College)
|LANHT 24||Beginning Plant Propagation||3|
|LANHT 76||Edible Landscaping||3|
|LANHT 501||Urban Community Gardening||0|
If you are interested in more garden or landscaping courses, we invite you to visit the Merritt Horticulture Department website.