Program Overview

Horticulture

Natural Areas Management Certificate


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

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/hrt
Degree: Certificate
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Natural areas management is the practice of land restoration using the scientific principles of restoration ecology and conservation biology. Regional ecology of prairie, savanna, woodland and wetland ecosystems is emphasized. Students will gain experience in floristic identification and monitoring, landscape assessment, and practices of land management such as invasive species control and prescribed burning. Course-work includes extensive field trips and work in various field situations.

Recommended Plan of Study


First Semester (Fall)

7 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

Environmental Biology

3

course

Tree and Shrub Identification

3

Second Semester (Spring)

8 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Local Flora

2

course

Sustainable Landscape Management

3

course

Green Business and Entrepreneurship

3

Third Semester (Summer)

3 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Natural Areas 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.