Our 15-credit Certificate in Sustainable Food and Farming is designed for:
adults looking to make a career change,
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:
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:
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.
If college credit is not of concern, there are other online resourdes and workshops you might consider listed here: Non-credit Resources.