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Urban Agriculture

Associate of Applied Science

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Career Opportunities 

Prepares graduates for positions in local food businesses, food insecurity solutions, and individual operations working to creatively produce food in smaller spaces, including community gardens, rooftop farms, hydroponic, aeroponic, and aquaponic facilities.


  • Hydroponic Technician
  • Organic Farmer
  • Community Advocate
  • Organic Marketer
  • Operations Manager
  • Small Business Owner or Manager

What You Will Learn

  • The environmental, social, economic, and regulatory influences on urban farming.
  • The threats to urban farm soil and plants.
  • The various urban farming infrastructures and the benefits/ challenges of each one.
  • The important characteristics of a functional management and marketing plan for an urban farm.
  • The domestic, global, social, and economic impacts of urban agriculture.

Course Catalog

Flexible Courses

We have identified the best features of in-person and virtual learning, brought them together, and created an innovative and flexible education designed for the modern learner. All courses run on a two-week term calendar where learners take one course at a time. Each class meets in person regularly with day, weekend, and evening options available. In addition, courses leverage HyFlex instruction to enhance classroom learning. Using this flexible approach, learners leverage tools such as discussion boards, academic support resources, videos, and project-based assignments to demonstrate their understanding of the content. Our facility in New Gloucester, Maine, is equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms deploying cutting–edge technology, laboratories, conference rooms, co-working/study spaces, and more to support and enhance teaching and learning.

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Technical Institute for Environmental Professions
70 Farm View Drive, Suite 200
Freeport Hall – Pineland Farms
New Gloucester, Maine 04260

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