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Indoor Farming ,Certificate

Indoor Farming, Certificate

Aeroponic, CERTIFICATE, Hydroponic, plant, vertical

Imagine a future where multi-story 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. That future is now, and the novel indoor farming certificate program trains students and working professionals who have interests in cultivating crops indoors using 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.

At a Glance
Program Requirements

This certificate requires a minimum of 15 credit hours, including at least nine upper-division credit hours. Six credit hours must be taken from courses offered by the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. A grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better is required in all courses.
Required Courses -- 6 credit hours
Elective Courses -- 9 credit hours
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.

Enrollment Requirements

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.

Career Opportunities

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 decide to 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.

Contact Information

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts | SANCA 233
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