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Horticulture, Sustainable Landscape Practices & Sustainable Agriculture Technology

NEW Fall 2014!
Start building your foundation for a career in urban agriculture and/or sustainable landscaping. The following courses can be applied to Triton's NEW Horticulture degrees and certificates in Sustainable Agriculture Technology (AAS), Sustainable Landscape Practices (AAS), Sustainable Agroecology (Certificate) and Sustainable Food Production (Certificate).

SAT 130 - SUSTAINABLE PLANT HEALTH CARE
Introduction to plant health care including their biology, identification, structure, life cycle, hosts and damages, control of insects, diseases, and environmental factors by using sustainable Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices.

SAT 140 - SUSTAINABLE/ORGANIC PLANTS
Exploration of organic plants with emphasis on environmental factors needed for sustainability, growth, and cultivation, along with future implications of various practices.

SAT 210 - SUSTAINABLE PLANT PRODUCTION FOR HUMAN NUTRITION
Overview of how to produce nutritional food crops and methods of overcoming the challenges facing the availability of fresh and nutritious food produce from the human health perspective.

SAT 230: MANAGING FOOD PRODUCTION SYSTEMS IN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE
Overview of food production in urban areas including examination of current methods, problems, proposed solutions, and political associations, as well as urban ecosystems and sustainability practices.

BIS 205: FIELD ECOLOGY
Overview of the interactions between organisms and the environment, emphasizing regional conservation issues, plant and animal interactions and adaptations, effects of human disturbance on native flora and fauna, biodiversity concepts, and field research techniques.

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:

  • AAS degree in Horticulture
    • 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.
    • 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   

Faculty

  Faculty
Tom Elsey
Department Coordinator, HRT
Office: R205
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3550
E-mail: telsey@triton.edu

Adjunct Faculty
Ed Del Beccaro

Office: R205
(708) 456-0300
E-mail: edelbec1@triton.edu 


Degree and Certificates

 
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.