Register here for the Online Certificate Program

Our 15-credit Certificate in Sustainable Food and Farming is designed for:

  • adults looking to make a career change,

  • returning Veterans,

  • high school grads not yet ready to go to college fulltime, 

  • those of you pursuing a lifelong interest related to food, farming, homesteading or gardening, and

  • the fastest growing farm demographic in New England - small farms managed by women. 

Here are the classes we currently offer online:

                 Annual Online Class Schedule


Classes cost $482 per credit (upper division 500 level classes cost $569/credit). 

The Certificate may be completed entirely ONLINE, but UMass campus students may also count campus classes if they are STOCKSCH

Courses may be taken individually or toward fulfillment of the Certificate and credits earned may be applied to our fully online A.S. degree or Bachelor of Science degree

For specific graduation requirements, please see:

               Certificate Completion Requirements            

International Students Welcome!

Since this program is fully online there are no visas required, and therefore no barriers for any international student to apply and take classes. Keep in mind that if a student would like to come to campus to participate in a commencement, or other type of formal meeting, they would need to do so on a visitor's visa, not a student visa.

              Register now for the Online Certificate Program

If college credit is not of concern, there are other online resourdes and workshops you might consider listed here: Non-credit Resources.

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