2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
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2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Horticulture - Urban Agriculture Ecosystem Fundamentals Certificate of Completion

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Program Description This certificate provides a theoretical foundation in urban agriculture through the study of environmental sustainability principles, ecology in agricultural systems, and plant and soil sciences. Students explore career options in a seminar and apply knowledge, skills, and techniques through internship, practicum, or research experience. All 17.5 required credits for this certificate of completion must be earned at Edmonds Community College. This certificate may be combined with other Certificates of Completion to achieve the larger Urban Agriculture Production Certificate, Urban Agriculture Enterprises Certificate, or Urban Agriculture Systems Certificate.

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic advisor. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Program Requirements (17.5-19 credits)


  1. Describe the ecological principles that support agroecosystems at different geographic and economic scales, including the significance of plant diversity and soil properties and processes to terrestrial ecosystems and human societies.
  2. Describe the knowledge and skills necessary to perform tasks associated with horticulture careers in landscape design and maintenance, greenhouse and nursery management, ecological restoration, and sustainable agriculture.
  3. Demonstrate a synthesis of existing and new knowledge and skills and the ability to work as part of a team and independently within a sustainable agriculture internship, practicum, or research work environment.

*See Program Requirements Note

Program Notes

The program code for this certificate is 150L. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.

The advisor for this program is: Tim Hohn | tim.hohn@edcc.edu | 425.640.1454

Department website: Horticulture | www.edcc.edu/hort

*Program Requirements Note:  Choose one of the following to be taken within the last two quarters of the program: HORT 191, HORT 193, or HORT 294. Consult your advisor.

Certificate of Completion General Information

This certificate of completion (COC) is awarded upon completion of the required number of courses. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or S grades in all college level courses in order to earn this COC. Certain certificates may require a higher cumulative grade point average as dictated by industry standards. All credits for this COC must be earned at Edmonds CC.

Certificates of completion (COCs) are not eligible for financial aid; however, some COCs may be eligible for veteran’s benefits. If you are interested in this COC, please talk to your faculty advisor or an academic advisor in student services.

Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes. More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets  page.

Students Are Advised To:

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year;
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning; and
  • Communicate with an academic advisor and/or a faculty advisor.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources


Advisor’s Signature and Date

Evaluator’s Signature and Date

Eff: summer 2015

Internal Coding

EPC - 150L
TC - 17.5
CIP - 010605
Last revised - yyyy/mm/dd

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