Sustainable Horticulture Certificate

Level 1 Workforce Certificate

The Sustainable Horticulture Certificate is a 15 credit hour program focusing on creating productive gardens by encouraging biological diversity. Students will explore procedures of sustainable agriculture systems, plant production in a greenhouse setting, landscaping techniques that encourage biodiversity and organic food production.

Upon completion of the Level 1 Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Discuss the sustainable management practices used on a small farm and the reasoning behind these practices.
  • Develop biodiversity in a landscape.
  • Produce crops in a small farm setting as well as in a greenhouse environment.
  • Create and manage sustainable horticultural soils.
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This Level 1 Workforce Certificate can be completed through all face-to-face classes. The program is designed to take two semesters, or 32 weeks to complete, and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Certificate Requirements

First Semester

First semester courses and credits required to earn the Sustainable Horticulture Certificate
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
AGCR 1371 SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 3
HALT 1372 NATURALISTIC HORTICULTURE 3
HALT 2307 HORTICULTURAL FOOD CROPS 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 9

Second Semester

Second semester courses and credits required to earn the Sustainable Horticulture Certificate
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
HALT 2308 GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT 3
HALT 2321 SMALL FARMING 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 6

Total Credit Hours: 15

Capstone Requirement: Students completing the certificate must pass a comprehensive program exam with a score of 70% or higher to satisfy the capstone requirement. Exam must be scheduled with the Division Chair.