Program Overview

Horticulture

Arboriculture Certificate


Biological and Health Sciences Division, Room B213, (847) 543-2042

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/hrt
Degree: Certificate Plan 21HL

Arboriculture and urban forestry management involve caring for the health and functional well being of trees. Tree resources are critical not only for shade and beauty, but for the ability to sequester carbon and help offset climate change effects. Coursework prepares students for work in a range of tree care industry careers.


Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

9 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

Introduction to Horticulture

3

course

Tree and Shrub Identification

3

course

Entomology

3

Second Semester

9 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Plant Pathology

3

course

Sustainable Landscape Management

3

course

Urban Forestry Management

3

Total Hours for Certificate

18

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

JOINT CERTIFICATE OPTIONS
Certain certificates may be combined to provide a complimentary skill sets that broadens employment options for the student.

  • Design + Construction & Maintenance

  • Construction and Maintenance + Arboriculture

  • Construction and Maintenance + Natural Areas management

  • Arboriculture + Natural Areas Management

  • Horticulture Production + Sustainable Agriculture

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact John Zahina-Ramos at (847) 543-2320 or the Biological and Health Sciences Division at (847) 543-2042.