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SFCC Catalog 2019-2020 
SFCC Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Algae Cultivation Certificate

CIP: 01.0301
School of Trades, Advanced Technologies and Sustainability, 505-428-1664

This program covers the basic science and technology of algae cultivation. This certificate provides students with the skills required to work in the algae cultivation (algaculture) industry or create their own algaculture business. Students will learn the controlled environment requirements for successful cultivation of various algae species. The program emphasizes training in algal cultivation technologies, including algaculture extension training. Knowledge acquired will prepare students for jobs as Greenhouse/Agricultural Workers, Plant Technicians, Plant Managers, Laboratory Technicians, Sales Managers, Public Relations and Outreach, Process Coordinators, Extension Service and/or Business Owners/Managers.

Students can earn the following degree related to this certificate:

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Create and maintain a safe working environment.
  • Design, install, maintain and operate sustainable algaculture systems.
  • Identify wasteful practices and recommend sustainable alternatives.
  • Measure and describe energy and its relationship to sustainable systems.
  • Articulate the principles of entrepreneurship and creating a sustainable small business.

Total 34 Credits Minimum