Indoor Farming ,Certificate
Aeroponic, CERTIFICATE, Hydroponic, plant, vertical
Imagine a future where multistory buildings can produce tens of thousands of pounds of nutritious fruits and vegetables daily in any weather to feed local communities. Be part of a paradigm shift that addresses water scarcity, soil degradation, groundwater contamination and carbon dioxide emissions through this certificate program.
The future of farming may be vertical and urban. The novel indoor farming certificate program trains students and working professionals interested in cultivating indoor crops with technology enhancements, including precise environmental control of temperature and lighting, sustainable energy management and optimal nutrient amendment to achieve significant improvements in crop productivity, resource consumption and environmental impact.
This certificate program provides specific training in indoor crop production and management, including production of clean fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants. Through classroom instruction and hands-on laboratories, students gain knowledge and skills related to plant physiology, indoor crop production systems and facility management, which are necessary for the emerging indoor farming industry.
Prior to adding the certificate, current ASU students are required to complete BIO 100 The Living World or BIO 181 General Biology I or BIO 182 General Biology II.
Nondegree-seeking students are required to have a BS degree.
A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.
Students can advance their career options with an undergraduate certificate. The certificate in indoor farming helps students become more marketable to employers when they have complemented their major program of study with this specialization.
Students who complete this undergraduate certificate along with their major often pursue employment in nursery and greenhouse management, plant science, or farm and ranch management. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.