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Horticulture, Sustainable Landscape Practices & Sustainable Agriculture Technology

New online courses starting January 20, 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).

 Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture Technology Courses: Fall 2014  Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture Technology Courses: Fall 2014
 Sustainable Agriculture Technology (SAT) Online/Hybrid Courses: Spring 2015  Sustainable Agriculture Technology (SAT) Online/Hybrid Courses: Spring 2015

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:

   •  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.
   •  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
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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
Thomas Elsey
Department Coordinator, HRT
Office: R205
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3550
E-mail: thomaselsey@triton.edu

Adjunct Faculty
Edward Del Beccaro
Office: R205
(708) 456-0300
E-mail: edwardelbeccaro@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.