Community Food Security: Academic Subject Certificate
The Academic Subject Certificate in Community Food Security is intended to provide students with the knowledge of the Community Food Security movement through course work, skills, and understanding about the operation of a certified organic farm and marketing of produce grown on the farm. The courses introduce them to the Community Food Security movement locally, nationally and internationally, provide them the skills for growing foods organically, preparing farm produce for sale to restaurants and markets, and develop and provide educational activities to elementary, middle and high school students. Students will develop knowledge about Hawaiian culture, knowledge related to plants, nutrition, the environment and agriculture. With this foundation, it is anticipated that students will be able to pursue degrees in a variety of areas, including environmental resources, education, nutrition and sustainability.
Program Coordinator Summer Barrett
Office Leeward CC, Wai‘anae
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to:
- Analyze from a sociological perspective the connections between current food production systems, the environment, and public health.
- Demonstrate the ability to grow and market organic produce.
- Explain how local organic farming contributes to the Food Security Movement locally, nationally and internationally.
Academic Subject Certificate (ASC) Info at a Glance
Program: Liberal Arts
Academic Subject Certificate (ASC)
This Certificate is focused on MA'O interns earning any other degree and encourages the coordination between students' internship program and future educational goals.