Sustainable Agriculture Certificate
Biological and Health Sciences Division, Room B213, (847) 543-2042
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
College Success Seminar
Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture
Introduction to Horticulture
Introduction to Soils
Sustainable Food Crop Production Methods
Green Business and Entrepreneurship
Total Hours for Certificate
^ 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.