Are you interested in expanding your knowledge and skills in agriculture but don’t have the time for a long-term commitment? Look no further! Piedmont Community College is proud to offer a series of short-term agricultural programs designed to provide you with practical, hands-on training and education in various aspects of the agricultural industry.
These programs are perfect for individuals looking to enhance their agricultural expertise, whether they are beginners seeking an introduction to farming or experienced professionals wanting to stay updated on the latest industry trends and practices. With flexible scheduling and a focus on real-world applications, our short-term agricultural programs are tailored to fit the needs of busy adults who want to advance their careers or explore new opportunities for personal enrichment.
TUITION COSTS ARE COVERED FOR ALL REGISTERED STUDENTS FOR SELECT COURSES THANKS TO THE PROJECT SKILL-UP GRANT.
SEATS ARE LIMITED! REGISTER NOW TO SECURE A PLACE FOR YOU!
Medicinal & Edible Plants
Have you ever wondered about the incredible therapeutic and culinary potential of plants that grow right in your backyard? Look no further than our Medicinal and Edible Plant Course, offered at Piedmont Community College.
Nature has provided us with an abundance of plants that not only tantalize our taste buds but also possess remarkable healing properties. In this course, you’ll embark on a fascinating journey into the world of medicinal and edible plants, unlocking the secrets of their traditional uses and modern applications.
This course offers hands-on experience in safely foraging and growing mushrooms. Students will be introduced to the basic skills needed to safely identify many species of wild mushrooms to determine if they are edible, non-edible, or toxic. Skills learned will also include various techniques in cultivating at least four edible mushrooms on multiple substrates.
Are you eager to explore sustainable and regenerative approaches to agriculture, land management, and community building? Look no further than our Continuing Education Course on Permaculture.
Permaculture is a holistic design philosophy that empowers individuals to create resilient and self-sustaining systems that mimic nature’s patterns. In this course, you’ll delve into the core principles and practical applications of permaculture, gaining the knowledge and skills to create sustainable landscapes, nurture biodiverse ecosystems, and cultivate abundance for yourself and your community.
Face-to-Face: You are in the classroom with an instructor for every class. Transportation to campus is needed for face-to-face classes.
Hybrid: A combination of Face-to-Face and Online (more than 50% online). You will have contact with your instructor in the classroom and will need to be motivated to complete course work online, outside of the classroom. Internet access is needed for hybrid classes.
Blended: A combination of Face-to-Face and Online (less than 50% online). Stay motivated and stay in communication with your instructor!
ITV: Multiple classrooms to learn from one instructor – Students are in a classroom and the instructor location will vary. He/She may be with you face-to-face on some dates and in another classroom communicating with you through two-way audio/video technology. Transportation to campus is needed for face-to-face classes.
Online: Class is available online 24×7 – Students must be motivated to complete their work on their own with the ability to communicate with the instructor and other students via Blackboard, an online program. Internet access is needed for online classes.
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