Associate in Applied Science in Sustainable Food Systems

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Sustainable Food Systems

Academic Plan Code

3127

Credits

60-70

MCCCD Program Detail

http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=135330

Notice

This degree has associated pathway maps with course sequence(s). We recommend using them as reference instead of the list below.

Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program. Completion of courses in this program will fulfill the requirements of the AGEC-A. ++ indicates any suffixed courses. *For students intending to transfer to Arizona State University to earn a Bachelor in Science degree in Sustainability, please note the additional recommended requirements in the Required Courses, Restricted Electives, and Mathematics areas. Students are recommended to consult with an advisor for course selection.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Sustainable Food Systems curriculum is designed for students with diverse interests in sustainable food careers. Graduates will gain a depth of understanding of the impact of agricultural practices and policies on ecosystems, economies and human cultures. Courses include concepts supporting contemporary food movements, which focus on local and global food systems. In addition, courses will cover careers in sustainable food systems, fundamentals of sustainability, basic nutrition, organic foods production, community garden concepts, food preparation laws and sanitation guidelines, basic principles and techniques for sustainable cooking, and food practices, attitudes and beliefs of different cultures. The program also includes a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Sustainable Food Systems. Foundational courses will equip students with the necessary hands-on skills for employment or self-employment in food service, community gardens and farm-to-table operations.

Admission Criteria

None.

Required Courses Credits: 39-40

ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3)3
 
FON104Certification in Food Service Safety and Sanitation1
FON135Sustainable Cooking3
FON143Food and Culture3
FON161Sustainable Food Production Systems3
 
FON163Sustainable Kitchen Practices (3) OR
FON165Food Entrepreneurship (3)3
 
FON241Principles of Human Nutrition (3) OR
FON241Principles of Human Nutrition (3) AND
FON241LLPrinciples of Human Nutrition Laboratory (1)3-4
(FON241AND FON241LL recommended for students intending to transfer)
 
SSH111Sustainable Cities3
SUS231Careers in Sustainability1
 
Note: Completion of the above courses fulfills the requirements of the CCL in Sustainable Food Systems (5158).
 
AND
 
AGS164Plant Growth and Development (4) OR
BIO105Environmental Biology (4)4
 
PHI216Environmental Ethics3
SUS110Sustainable World3
SUS232Professional Skills in Sustainability Practice3
 
Note: Students must choose one of the courses below not already satisfied within the CCL in Sustainable Food Systems.
FON163Sustainable Kitchen Practices (3) OR
FON165Food Entrepreneurship (3)3

Restricted Electives

Students must choose six (6) to sixteen (16) credits from courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits but no more than a total of 64 semester credits.
 
*Note: For students intending to transfer to Arizona State University to earn a Bachelor in Science in Sustainability, the courses listed below are recommended:
 
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
Any approved general education course in the Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS] area (3)3
 
AND
 
In consultation with an advisor, select one of the following:
Any approved general education course in the Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L] area with the Cultural Diversity in the U.S. [C] designation (3) OR
 
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area with the Cultural Diversity in the U.S. [C] designation (3) OR
 
Any approved general education courses in the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area with the Cultural Diversity in the U.S. [C] designation (3) OR
 
Any approved general education course with the Cultural Diversity in the U.S. [C] designation (3)3
 
AND
 
Complete a foreign language course at the elementary level (102 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
SLG+++ Any SLG Sign Language(s) (0-10)

General Education

General Education Requirements Credits: 9-14
First-Year Composition Credits: 3
Met by ENG101 or ENG107 in the Required Courses area.
AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)3
 
Oral Communication Credits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
 
Critical Reading Credits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
CRE111Critical Reading for Business and Industry (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment0-3
 
Math Credits: 3-5
MAT112Mathematical Concepts and Applications (3) OR
Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course3-5
 
*Note: Recommended for students intending to transfer to ASU to earn a BS in Sustainability:
MAT150College Algebra/Functions (5) OR
MAT151College Algebra/Functions (4) OR
MAT152College Algebra/Functions (3) OR
Any approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area for which MAT15+ is a prerequisite.
 
Humanities, Arts and Design Credits: 0
Met by PHI216 in Required Courses area
 
Natural Sciences Credits: 0
Met by AGS164 or BIO105 in Required Courses area
 
Social-Behavioral Sciences Credits: 0
Met by SUS110 in Required Courses area

Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD's program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Sustainable Food Systems (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=135330).

Major: 3127
First Term: 2019 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-70
CIPS code: 19.0505
SOC codes: 29-1031.00, 13-1199.05, 11-9051.00, 45-2011.00, 11-9151.00, 21-1091.00
Initiating College: Rio Salado College
Program Availability: Shared MC, RS - MC, RS
Occupational Area: Hospitality and Tourism
Instructional Council: Nutrition (63)
GPA: 2.00