Hemp Agriculture Curriculum

Certificate

Hemp Agriculture Certificate

The Hemp Agriculture Certificate of Achievement provides a rigorous and comprehensive foundation for students seeking positions in the hemp industry that propagate, grow, and market a variety of products for consumers, commercial enterprises, or the wholesale market.

Hemp Agriculture Certificate

The curriculum for the Hemp Agriculture certificate program is designed to be completed in two years. The Agriculture and Natural Resources department is committed to helping students achieve their degree in a timely manner. Students should follow the recommended course sequence of classes and work with SRJC Counseling to determine an educational plan.

Hemp Agriculture Recommended Course Sequence

 

Classes

Below are the required courses for the Hemp Agriculture Certificate. Questions about the Hemp Agriculture courses or when a course will be offered can be emailed to George Sellu, Hemp Agriculture Program Coordinator, gsellu@santarosa.edu. To view the current class schedule, visit classes.santarosa.edu.

AGRI 20 - Introduction to Plant Science

Introduction to plant science including structure, growth processes, propagation, physiology, growth media, biological competitors, and post-harvest factors of food, fiber, and ornamental plants. Laboratory required.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Prerequisites: None

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

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AGRI 60 - Soil & Plant Nutrition

This course is an introduction to the science, ecology and management of soils.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Prerequisites: None

Transfer Credit: CSU.

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AGRI 70 - Integrated Pest Management

Exploration of major agricultural pests, including insects, weeds, and diseases, and their impact on commercial crops and the landscape.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Prerequisites: None

Transfer Credit: CSU

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HORT 70 - Plant Propagation

Plant propagation and production practices with emphasis on nursery operations including sexual and asexual reproduction, planting, transplanting, fertilizing, plant pest and disease control; structures and site layout; preparation and use of propagating and planting mediums; use and maintenance of common tools and equipment; regulations pertaining to plant production.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates; and Eligibility for CS 5 or proficiency in basic productivity software including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software

Prerequisites: None

Transfer Credit: CSU

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HORT 72 - Greenhouse Production

Analysis, description, and operation of greenhouses and other structures and facilities as they relate to a variety of ornamental and agricultural crops.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates; and Eligibility for CS 5 or proficiency in basic productivity software including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software

Prerequisites: None

Transfer Credit: CSU

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HORT 144 - Landscape Irrigation

Prepares students to design, install, maintain, and audit a water efficient landscape irrigation system.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and CS 5 or proficiency in basic productivity software including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software

Prerequisites: None

Transfer Credit: CSU

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SUSAG 50 - Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture

Designed to provide an introductory overview of the issue of sustainability in agroecosystems, this course introduces the concepts and principles of agroecology as applied to the design and management of sustainable agricultural systems.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Prerequisites: None

Transfer Credit: CSU

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