Sustainable Local Foods Certificate - 937

Mohawk College Certificate
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Learn about the need for sustainable local foods!  Understand the production, processing, preparation, procurement and distribution of sustainable local foods.

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Continuing Education Media and Creative Arts
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.


The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2019/20 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education -  Interdisciplinary, Creative, Media and Business

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Study the causes and consequences of urban and rural food insecurity across Canada.Struggle with the tensions between short-term stop gaps and long-term food justice solutions. s Canada. Bring these realities to life by doing research or field work for a food security organization in your region.
Credits: 3
Course description: This course will be an exploration of local food businesses and infrastructure emerging across Canada. You will look at how grocery stores, restaurants, processors and abbatoirs. From field to factory to storage room to fork,, this course will trace what is necessary to create a strong, vibrant local food system.
Credits: 3
Course description: Study the exciting urban agriculture projects and policies that are currently transforming the landscape, building community, and creating food security in Canadian cities. From schoolyard and rooftop gardens to urban CSA (community supported agriculture) farms and greenhouses.
Credits: 3
Course description: This is not a training course for farmers, but a course for those who want an overview of sustainable agriculture and how it is practices across the country. This course offers students many opportunities to direct the course of their own learning. Students are encouraged to choose readings and assignments to reflect their own interests and knowledge/skill areas they would like to develop.
Credits: 3
Course description: This course will introduce you to the various elements, concepts and key issues in the field of Food Policy. You will understand the complexity of formulating and implementing policies as well as gaining the practical skills to critically analyze food policies and programs.
Credits: 3
Course description: This course is a wild mix of issues such as biotechnology, organic farming, globalization, climate change, peak oil, water scarcity, food security, obesity, hunger, and the global food price crisis. At the centre of the course are the practical opportunities and challenges of making food system changes happen on local and global political, economic and ecological levels.