"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea."
~Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

About the Program

The mission of the Sustainable Food Systems Program at Mesa Community College is to provide students a strong sustainable food systems foundation so that they become systems-oriented change agents. We have a vision of nourishing the local and global community by fostering the growth of real food and real jobs.  

Associate of Applied Science 

The Sustainable Food Systems AAS degree is designed for a diverse student population. The program provides students with an overview of the Nation’s current food model and alternative methods for creating a more sustainable model. Learn more.

Certificate of Completion

The Certificate of Completion is designed for students who may already have a degree in a related or unrelated area or for those who have a personal interest in bringing the multi-faceted concept of Sustainable Food Systems to fruition. Learn more.

Career Paths

Acquire the knowledge, learn the skills and seek out the vast opportunities available within the field of food. Learn more.


View this list of local, national, and international sources to connect with leaders and organizations and to learn about trending topics within the food system. Learn more.