Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook

Tompkins Cortland Community College: Sustainable Farming and Food Systems (AAS)

Meeting the needs of the present without sacrificing the needs of the future.

170 North St. , Dryden, 13053, United States

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Meeting the needs of the present without sacrificing the needs of the future.

Associates Degree
General info

Students in the program take courses in entrepreneurship, accounting, environmental studies, biology, and unique food systems seminars. They will apply this knowledge on a working farm located on the College's main campus and work closely with food retailers, restaurants, as well as the College Eatery and the College’s Coltivare culinary center in downtown Ithaca as part of the College's unique Farm to Bistro concept.

Program Requirements

(for those matriculating in 2016-2017)


A.A.S., requirementscareer options

Career Opportunities

This program should have wide appeal to students with diverse career goals. Those wishing to become farmers will gain practical on-farm experience with issues such as spring planning, farm management, pest control, harvesting techniques, and post-harvest handling. Students who wish to work more broadly with community groups in advocacy positions will find courses that emphasize social issues, ecological relationships, and ethical considerations. 

Transfer Options

Graduates may continue their education via transfer to a four-year college or university.

For specific transfer information, contact the Counseling, Career, and Transfer Services office.