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Horticulture, Sustainable Landscape Practices & Sustainable Agriculture Technology

Summer online and classroom courses starting June 8, 2015!

 Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture Technology (SAT) Courses: Summer 2015  Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture Technology (SAT) Courses: Summer 2015
 Sustainable Agriculture Technology (SAT) Online/Hybrid Courses: Spring 2015  Sustainable Agriculture Technology (SAT) Online/Hybrid Courses: Spring 2015

Start planting a seed to grow your future in sustainable food systems, urban agriculture, and/or sustainable landscaping. The courses listed below are available through Triton's Horticulture programs in Sustainable Agriculture Technology (AAS), Sustainable Landscape Practices (AAS), Sustainable Agroecology (Certificate), and Sustainable Food Production (Certificate).

   • SAT 100 - Principles of Agroecology
   • SAT 105 - Urban Agriculture Issues
   • SAT 110 - Natural Resource Management
   • SAT 130 - Sustainable Plant Health Care
   • SAT 140 - Sustainable/Organic Plants
   • SAT 210 - Sustainable Plant Production for Human Nutrition
   • SAT 220 - Designing Food Production Systems in Urban Landscapes  (Starts in October)
   • SAT 230 - Managing Food Production Systems in the Urban Landscape
   • HRT 125 - Plants and Society
   • BIS 105 - Environmental Biology
   • BIS 205 - Field Ecology

The Horticulture (HRT) program is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to acquire entry-level positions in all fields of Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture. In addition, providing skills for advancement in their career field, self employment, and transfer into a university curriculum. Industry fields include landscape design, landscape and grounds maintenance, sustainable agriculture, floral design, greenhouse and garden center management, and sustainable horticulture.

Program Includes:  
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AAS Degree in Horticulture
Horticulture AAS is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to acquire entry-level positions in all fields of Horticulture and related industries, as well as skills for advancement in their career field, self-employment and transfer into a four-year curriculum. Industry fields include landscape design, landscape and grounds maintenance, floral design, greenhouse and garden center management and sustainable horticulture. Students also will develop skills for lifelong learning.
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AAS Degree in Sustainable Agriculture Technology
Sustainable Agriculture Technology AAS is designed to provide students skills to manage a sustainable urban food production system. Graduates are qualified for positions associated with sustainable agriculture including horticulture, nursery operations, agricultural education, and managing food production.
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AAS Degree in Sustainable Landscape Practices
Sustainable Landscape Practices AAS provides a background in sustainable landscape features and practices, including soil and water conservation, appropriate plant selection, reduced reliance on expensive fossil fuel and pesticides inputs, and built environment enhancements such as green roofs and xeriscaping. Students will acquire skills to implement solutions to common landscape practices.
   •  Certificate Programs in Landscape Design, Floral Design, Grounds Maintenance
     •  Certificate in Sustainable Agroecology
     •  Certificate in Sustainable Food Production

Click the links below for more information:
Horticulture Programs
Sustainable Agriculture Technology
Sustainable Landscape Practices

Degrees
   • Horticulture Degree (Associate in Applied Science – C201A)
   • Sustainable Agriculture Technology Degree (Associate in Applied Science – C201E)
   • Sustainable Landscape Practices Degree (Associate in Applied Science  – C201F)

Certificates
   • Horticulture/Floral Design Certificate – C401B
   • Horticulture/Grounds Maintenance Certificate – C401C
   • Horticulture/Landscape Design Certificate – C401A
   • Horticulture/Sustainable Landscape Practices – C401D
   • Sustainable Food Production Certificate - C401E
   • Sustainable Agroecology Certificate - C401F

Courses
   • Horticulture Courses

Accreditation
ICCB

Curriculum/Plan of Study
C201A, C401B, C401C, C401A, C401D

Program Affiliations
Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA)
Illinois Green Industry Association (IGIA)
Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors (IACCAI)
Land Care Network (PLANET)
Midwest Ecological Landscape Association (MELA)

For Students
Please call (708) 456-0300, Ex. 3550 or e-mail horticulture@triton.edu for all program related questions.
Questions about the SAT (Sustainable Agriculture Technology) will be answered here also.
Questions about the Sustainable Horticulture Practices will be answered here also.

FAQ
Please visit the Triton Botanic Garden (north side of R Building), Triton Greenhouse (north end of R Building) or Horticulture Offices (R-205) for more information.

Faculty
Thomas Elsey
Department Coordinator
Office: R-205
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3550
thomaselsey@triton.edu

Edward Del Beccaro
Adjunct Faculty
Office: R-205
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3550
edwardelbeccaro@triton.edu