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
  • 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: Gary Antonich, Ext. 3550

Gainful Employment

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

Curriculum

Curriculum Title

CIPS Code

C401D

SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE PRACTICES

01 0605

# of Graduates

# of Graduates Completing
On-Time

% Completing
On-Time

0

0

NA

Avg. Program Tuition Cost

Avg. Program Book Cost

Total Program Costs*

$ 2,890.00

$ 1,066.00

$ 3,956.00

Program Length
in Semesters

Program Credit

Hours

Median Loan

Debt

2

25

NA

SOC Code

SOC Description
(Associated Program Occupation(s))

Occupational Summary
(ONET webpage)

251041

Agricultural Science Teachers, Postsecondary

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-1041.00

371012

First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/37-1012.00

373012

Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/37-3012.00

*Transportation, personal expenses, and room and board costs are not included in the information above, but may apply to some students.

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.