Sustainable Vegetable Production

Workforce projections show that nearly two-thirds of all jobs in the U.S. will require some postsecondary education and training by 2020. Demand for college-level certificates has grown to the point where certificates are second only to bachelor’s degrees in postsecondary awards. Nearly 1 million certificates are awarded each year. Certificates are ideal pathways to good jobs that can pave the way to further education while also making meaningful progress toward an associate or bachelor’s degree.

At Vermont Tech, anyone seeking to rapidly enter a field with technical, hands-on skills can complete one of our workforce development certificates. Each certificate consists of 6-8 courses within a discipline and provides the essential material to expand one’s skill-set.

Certificates require all students to have previously earned a high school diploma or GED. These certificates expect little specialized preparation and lack the English, math, general science, and elective credits of a degree program.

Each certificate program focuses on practical skills and offers an accelerated pathway to good jobs within their respective industries. Completion of a certificate awards a student a credential valued by future employers.

Federal financial aid is available for the certificate to increase access to students with need.

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Students earning this certificate should expect to join the fast-growing farming sector of vegetable and fruit production. This certificate emphasizes best practices in growing vegetable and fruit crops with a focus on developing a sustainable business plan.

  • Scholarships: While there are no program-specific scholarships available at this time, additional scholarships are available.  

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