Sustainable Landscape Practices

Curriculum HRT.SUS.CERT (C401D)

Provides the student with training in sustainable agriculture and horticulture practices and the necessary background to pursue a career in sustainable agriculture technology. The program includes landscape and home gardening practices that provide conservation and sustainable practices. Topics covered include green roofs, water gardens, natural gardens, xeriscaping and other related sustainable agricultural practices. Students will examine common landscape and agricultural practices that have an adverse effect on the environment and explore solutions to those problems. Environmental aspects of bioenergy also is included.

Upon successful completion of the Sustainable Landscape Practices program, the graduate will be able to:

  • describe environmental issues that directly affect landscape and agricultural production practices;
  • describe solutions to address environmental issues caused by today's common agricultural and landscape practices;
  • list and describe agricultural practices to provide for a healthier environment;
  • describe sustainable practices in environmental conservation;
  • describe current trends in sustainable practices in agriculture, horticulture and bioenergy;
  • use technology procedures to develop sustainable practices; and
  • identify related career opportunities.

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

HRT 100

Introduction to Horticulture

4

 

HRT 125

Plants and Society1

4

 

HRT 127

Entomology: Insects, People and Plants

3

 

HRT 270

Sustainable Landscape Practices

3

 

 

 

14

Semester Two

 

BIS 105

Environmental Biology

4

 

HRT 135

Soils & Fertilizers

3

 

HRT 275

Innovations in Sustainability

4

 

 

 

11

 

 

Total credits required

25

See HRT course descriptions.

1HRT 125◊ meets the Mathematics and/or Science general education requirement.

Coordinator: Tom Elsey, Ext. 3550

Gainful Employment

The information provided in the link below is available to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career.

http://www.triton.edu/GE_Certificates/SustainableLandscapePractices_Certificate_C401D.html

For more information about Gainful Employment, visit the Triton College Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Center Building, Room B-216W, or send an Email to: finaid@triton.edu.