Program Overview

Horticulture

Sustainable Agriculture Certificate


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

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

Sustainable agriculture is an emerging specialty field that is growing quickly as we seek to find economically viable ways to maintain farm land and sustainable ways to support local food production. Students will take a variety of hands-on courses in such topics as permaculture, extended season production, and seasonal fruit and vegetable production. Graduates are prepared for work as skilled farm laborers and managers or for entry into entrepreneurial support programs like the Farm Business Development Center.

Recommended Plan of Study


First Semester

10 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture

3

course

Introduction to Horticulture

3

course

Introduction to Soils

4

Second Semester

9 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Sustainable Food Crop Production Methods

3

course

Plant Propagation

3

course

Green Business and Entrepreneurship

3

Total Hours for Certificate

19

^ 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.