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Horticulture (Sustainable Urban) Advanced Certificate

Horticulture (Sustainable Urban)

Advanced Certificate (AC)

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Details: Advanced Certificate (AC)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

31

Program/Plan Number

0828

Funding Options

WIA

Open For Enrollment

Yes

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Career Possibilities

Courses

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

 CH

Program Core Requirements

26  CH
Short Term Trd/Indstrl/Trnsprt
STTRDE 136
Basic Horticulture 3
This course will introduce students to basic concepts of Horticulture with emphasis on basic anatomy, terminology, and functions of plants and professions surrounding culture and use of ornamental plants. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
STTRDE 137
Managing Urban Green Space 3
This subject will provide an understanding of how to manage urban green spaces. The study policy, planning and process issues, community consultation, structures, systems and contractual relationships, landscape documentation, project planning and implementation, life-cycle analysis of landscape elements, urban vegetation planning, implementation and maintenance, sustainability concepts and examples. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in STTRDE 136 Basic Horticulture.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
STTRDE 138
Horticultural Plant Science 3
This subject covers the structure and function of plants and plant tissue, cell physiology, energy transformations, metabolism, photosynthesis, plant nutrition, water and nutrient uptake and transport and whole plant physiology. By the conclusion of this subject the student should be able to demonstrate their, of the and of the integration of these processes in the physiology of plant growth. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
STTRDE 139
Urban Horticultural Floral 3
This course will provide the student with a working knowledge of plant science, anatomy, morphology, physiology, taxonomy, reproduction and genetics as they relate to horticultural ornamental plants. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in STTRDE 136 - Basic Horticulture
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
STTRDE 140
Greenhouse Crop Production 4
This course will cover information on the production of greenhouse crops and the cultural practices required for growth. Subjects including seeding, watering, fertilization, containers, growing Medias, temperature control, insect and disease control will be covered. Greenhouse plants and pot crops will be grown throughout the semester. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in STTRDE 136 - Basic Horticulture
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
STTRDE 141
Soil Fertility and Assessment 3
This course introduces students to the ways that farmers and gardeners develop and maintain soil fertility in sustainable farming systems. Subjects include introduction to the tools, techniques and rational behind soil cultivation, soil analysis, soil physical properties, components, nutrient deficiency, soil chemistry, and soil fertility. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CE TRDE 136- Basic Horticulture.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
STTRDE 142
Management of Plant and Animal Invasion 3
This course will provide insight and learning of the invasions that are natural ecological phenomena. Dispersing individuals encounter suitable habitat, establish, spread and evolve. In this way, species have radiated outwards from their origins, colonized distant offshore islands, and species have spread in response to changes in climate. Human-induced invasions of plants, animals and diseases in modern times have dramatically altered the scales of time and distance over which invasions take place. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in STTRDE 136 - Basic Horticulture.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
STTRDE 143
Sustainable Farming Practices 4
This course is designated for those interested in or presently working in the area of grounds care and maintenance. Areas of study including pruning, fertilizing, pesticide use, digging and replacement of landscape plants, general turf care and maintenance of equipment. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in STTRDE 136 , 140 and 141.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

 CH

Area of Focus

 CH

Focus Electives

 CH

Required Work-Based Learning Courses

5  CH
Short Term Trd/Indstrl/Trnsprt
STTRDE 144
Practicum/Internship 5
This Practicum/Internship is designed for those who have successfully completed the course work for all courses associated with the Sustainable Urban Horticulture program. This Practicum/Internship will allow the student to experience the full vision and mission of the program. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in STTRDE 136, 137,138,139, 140, 141,142,143 and Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

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