Certificate of Completion in Sustainable Food Systems

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Sustainable Food Systems

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail



Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program.

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Sustainable Food Systems program is designed for students who want to learn about historical events that mark the nation's current food model and take part in creating solutions to alter this model to produce a more sustainable food system worldwide. Course topics include concepts covering gardening concepts, food safety and security, sustainability principles and strategies, global food systems and sustainable food productions systems. Students may also earn certification in a national food service safety and sanitation program. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Sustainable Food Systems is also available.

Admission Criteria

Formal application and admission into the Sustainable Food Systems program is required. Applications are available from a program advisor.

Program Prerequisites Credits: 3

ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3)3

Required Courses Credits: 9

AGS182Gardening Practices and Techniques2
FON104Certification in Food Service Safety and Sanitation1
FON161Sustainable Food Production Systems3
SUS100Introduction to Sustainability3

Restricted Electives

Students must choose nine (9) credits from the list of Restricted Electives below:
CUL105Principles and Skills for Professional Cooking3
CUL113Commercial Baking Techniques3
FON100Introductory Nutrition3
FON135Sustainable Cooking3
FON143Food and Culture3
FON163Sustainable Kitchen Practices3
FON165Food Entrepreneurship3


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 Certificate of Completion in Sustainable Food Systems (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=73385).

Major: 5158
First Term: 2014 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 21
CIPS code: 19.0505
SOC codes: 11-9051.00
Initiating College: Rio Salado College
Program Availability: Shared by: MC, RS - MC, RS
Occupational Area: Hospitality and Tourism
Instructional Council: Nutrition (63)
GPA: 2.00