Sustainable Food Systems (Advanced Diploma) | Assiniboine Community College

Sustainable Food Systems (Advanced Diploma)

Duration/Start: 1 year / September & January

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Innovate new ways to grow, harvest and manage our food supply. Work closely with our instructors to help research different greenhouse models and find out how to improve food security in communities

We all rely on safe, high-quality, healthy foods. Assiniboine’s field to fork approach encourages quality on your plate while also supporting local food producers. Our courses emphasize innovation in how food is produced and how harvests are managed, all in the context of food security.

Student in the assiniboine sustainable greenhouse.

Learn both the industry-standard and new, modern approaches to growing food either inside the greenhouse or in the field. Explore how fruits and vegetables are grown, understand the science of agronomy, and figure out the techniques behind operating a greenhouse, breeding and propagating plants, and managing nutrients and pests.

Our 3,300 square foot sustainable greenhouse is the centre for training and research, where instructors and students work on projects to help the environment while growing food. This program enjoys a fully-equipped greenhouse, garden, orchard, field labs and growth chamber.

Fast Facts

Duration/Start 1 year / September & January

Credential Advanced Diploma

Credits 63.00

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery No

International Students Yes

Study Options
On Campus
Open to International Students
Advanced Credentials

Why Choose Sustainable Food Systems?

The advanced diploma in Sustainable Food Systems emphasizes innovation in food production and post-harvest management in the context of enhancing food security.

Work with instructors, industry partners and people from the community as you do applied research in our facilities to solve food issues. Design, develop and carry out food projects that combine your learning with real-world application and experience. Work on projects side-by-side with Horticultural Production and Agribusiness students as you tackle shared concerns.

  • Classroom training integrated with hands-on lab, greenhouse and field experience
  • Work practicum
  • Research opportunities with instructors

Our Sustainable Greenhouse

ACC's 3,000 square foot Sustainable Greenhouse opened in 2013 and is the centre for training and applied research where instructors and students will work on projects aimed at enhancing the environment. 

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