North Shore Community College (NSCC) has developed the Agriculture and Food Service Career Pathway for students interested in professions in the food system. Participating students can select from certificates and degrees in several fields including Environmental Horticulture, Culinary Arts & Foodservice, Hospitality & Tourism, Dietary Manager, Nutritional Science & Dietary Technology, and Food Science & Safety. Incorporating all of these degree options into one pathway provides students with an opportunity to understand the relationship among the various career fields, and see true farm to table in action.
NSCC works openly with the local community and business advisory boards for each program to gain vital input in tailoring the program to industry needs and identify opportunities for students seeking advanced degrees. As it adapts its programming, NSCC is considering expanding into aquaponics, vertical gardening, and urban farming.