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Veteran's Sustainable Agriculture Training Program (VSAT)
California State University San Marcos's Extended Learning has partnered with Archi's Acres, a local organic farm, for Veteran's Sustainable Agriculture Training (VSAT) with a six-week certificate program. In this course, students will receive training in hydroponics, drip/micro irrigation, environmental control, soil biology, composting, greenhouse management, and more. The six-week intensive course meets 8-5pm M-F and will introduce you to sustainable agriculture as a viable career option. Students will have the opportunity to meet with successful industry leaders throughout the program. This course will bring your skills up-to-date with small-scale organic farming methods, help build your resume, and assist you in connecting with the current agricultural job market.
Students will have a better understanding of the types of self-employment or employment available in Sustainable Agriculture in the following categories:
• Sustainable Agriculture
• Organic Production Methods
• Green House Production
• Irrigation maintenance, installation and sale
• Food Handlers Managers License
• Farmers Market management
• Farm ownership and Farm management
$4,500 for 240 hours of classes + 30 hours job readiness training
Full tuition may be available for those who qualify. TA funding approved.
See below to contact us for more information.
January 14 - February 22, 2013
March 11 - April 19, 2013
May 6 - June 14, 2013
July 1 - August 9, 2013
August 26 - October 4, 2013
October 14 - November 22, 2013
If you have questions about this program, please contact Nance Pomerene, Coordinator for Math and Science Programs at Extended Learning: 760-750-8783.
To register for the VSAT course, please contact our main office: 760-750-4020.