Sep 21, 2023  
SFCC Catalog 2022-2023 
SFCC Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Controlled Environment Agriculture, A.A.S.

CIP: 01.0604
School of Trades, Advanced Technologies and Sustainability, 505-428-1664

The purpose of this program is to revitalize agricultural traditions in order to build local food security in a way that is ecologically, economically and culturally viable, socially just, sustainable, and regenerative for current and future generations. Students will receive hands-on and classroom training in greenhouse management. Through various program concentrations, completion of this degree prepares students for careers in controlled environment agriculture with a focus on hydroponic and aquaponic production techniques.

NOTE: A.A.S. degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions. For more information on transfer, refer to the Transfer of Credit  section of this catalog, or speak with an academic adviser.

Students can earn the following certificates included in this degree:

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate competency in basic workplace safety
  • Demonstrate understanding of sustainable agriculture production techniques such as hydroponics and aquaponics in controlled environment agriculture
  • Demonstrate an awareness of economic, environmental, and community impacts of soilless agriculture
  • Demonstrate an understanding of soilless plant growth

General Education Requirements: (20 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)

Humanities and Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Health and Wellness (1 Credit)

Related Requirements: (11 Credits)

Total 60 Credits Min.