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Sustainable Local Food

Available at: Online part-time

Overview

This certificate explores the practices, principles and philosophies involved in local food system development. The focus is on increasing both academic and hands-on knowledge of regional food initiatives across Canada, alongside international best practices. There is a specific concentration on applied learning, online networking, and community research. This certificate is the first of its kind in Canada, providing a cutting edge advantage when competing for work in the sustainable local food sector.

To successfully complete this program, participants must complete six (6) compulsory courses.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

The demand for part-time courses has increased to the point that we recommend you register early to ensure your acceptance into the course. Online courses are easily identified by CS at the beginning of the course code (i.e. CSSE 65 Accounting Basics 1) Textbooks and additional materials may be required for these courses. YOU are responsible for purchasing your textbooks and any additional materials for all courses. Please make a note of your course code (CS##) and see the bottom of this page for book order procedure.

 

 

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.

                                

 

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View the bios of our Local Food Certificate Instructors

Download our 2017-2018 SCHEDULE (1 page pdf)

Who is this program meant for?
The courses and certificate are designed for people who are:

  • Working, or hoping to work (as professionals and volunteers) directly in local food system development in communities and regions across Canada
  • Wanting to learn more about this important area of sustainable development
  • Interested in a systems approach to sustainable food and farming
  • Engaged by practical examples and innovative models, and critical analysis of food systems, informed by leading concepts and ideas
  • Independent learners
  • Excited about working in an online community environment that will facilitate new networks across the country while allowing participants to work from home with a flexible study schedule. 

 

Highlights

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates from the program may find employment opportunities with non-profit organizations, charities, community research institutions, international development agencies, and restaurants and grocery stores.

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Program Name

Sustainable Local Food

Program Code

B0775

Credential

Certificate

Start Dates


Program Duration

Part-time

Location (Campus)

Online part-time

Canadian Fees

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline 2016-2017

Courses
CSSL 26 Field to Fork: Introduction to Local and Global Food Systems
CSSL 33 Food System Trends and Policy in Canada Today
CSSL 29 Understanding Sustainable Farming: Principles and Practices
CSSL 31 Between Farm and Table: Local Food Businesses and Cooperatives
CSSL 28 Food Security and Food Justice in Canada
CSSL 30 Urban Agriculture, Community Gardens, Food Secure Cities

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites

Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit: www.ontransfer.ca

    Testimonials

    "Hi, my name is James Flanders and I graduated from the Civil Engineering Technologist(CET) program at St. Lawrence College in 2014. In May 2011 I got laid off from my job and wanted to better my life and the life of my family. Out of all of the schools that offered the CET program SLC stood out to me. I still remember going to the March Open House and meeting the professors. The genuine interest and passion they showed in the program and the success of the students blew me away. Having been out of school for more than five years I was nervous coming back, but there was never once an occasion where I didn’t feel welcomed and valued as a participant to any class discussion or program event. The CET program is one of the most socially active programs at the college, and these networking opportunities between the program years, is extremely beneficial. Now as a full time employee working in industry, I have had the opportunity to work with Summer Students who I knew personally from these events. Going back to school after being laid off was a challenge, but the faculty, and the staff at St. Lawrence made it a fantastic experience. I would recommend this program and this school to anyone."

     

     



    James Flanders, Senior Designer, Ministry of Transportation (MTO)

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