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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.

                                

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.

Program Name

Sustainable Local Food

Program Code

B0775

Credential

Certificate

Start Dates

September
January
May

Program Duration

Part-time; Students have a maximum of five years to complete the program.

Location (Campus)

Online part-time

Canadian Fees

See registration link above.

International Fees

See registration link above.

Additional Costs

N/A

Scholarships and Bursaries

N/A

Program Outline

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

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit www.ontransfer.ca to search for options relevant to your program area of study.



    Admission Requirements

    Applicants to the program must hold an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) or equivalent or must qualify for mature student status (19 years of age or older).

    Prerequisites

    N/A

    Health Requirements

    N/A

    Testimonials

    “SLC always had the latest technologies in their labs for students to work with and continue to update labs as newer products are brought to the market.”




    Dave Carter

    Program Contact

    Sara Barrie, Program Officer (OntarioLearn)
    ontariolearn@sl.on.ca

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a Student Recruitment Officer:
    ask@sl.on.ca

    International Students Contact:
    international@sl.on.ca


    Additional Information

    Book order procedure

    Advanced Standing

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