Certificate of Completion in Sustainable Food Systems

Food & Nutrition

Certificate Information

Academic Plan Code

5158

Credits

28

Career Pathway

Associated Programs

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Sustainable Food Systems program is designed for students who want to learn about historical events that mark the nation's current food model and take part in creating solutions to alter this model to produce a more sustainable food system worldwide. Course topics include concepts covering basic nutrition, organic foods production, gardening concepts, food safety and security, food entrepreneurship, careers in the field of food and nutrition, sustainable food preparation practices, and food preparation laws for small-scale food businesses. Students may also earn certification in a national food service safety and sanitation program. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Sustainable Food Systems is also available.

Program Prerequisites

ENG101

Admission Criteria:  Formal application and admission into the Sustainable Food Systems Program is required.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
12
RC FON100 Introductory Nutrition 3
RE Restricted Elective 3
RC AGS182 Gardening Practices and Techniques 2
RC FON104 Certification in Food Service Safety and Sanitation 1
RC FON161 Sustainable Food Production Systems 3

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
16
RC FON143 Food and Culture 3
RC FON162 Organic Foods Production 3
RC FON163 Sustainable Restaurant Practices 3
RC FON285 Food and Nutrition Studies Internship 3
RE Restricted Elective 4

Program Electives

Select  from the following courses to meet the 6-7 credits of Restricted Electives requirements.

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
RE AGS260 Origin and Composition of Soils 4
RE CUL105 Principles and Skills for Professional Cooking 3
RE CUL113 Commercial Baking Techniques 3
RE FON135 Sustainable Cooking 3
RE FON165 Food Entrepreneurship 3
RE PHI216 or
SUS100 or
SUS110
Environmental Ethics or
Introduction to Sustainability or
Sustainable World
3

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Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD's program website for the Certificate of Completion in Sustainable Food Systems (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/acres.woa/wa/freeForm?id=46125).