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Sustainable Agriculture Technology, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum HRT.SAG.AAS (C201E)

Sustainable Agriculture Technology curriculum is designed to provide students the skills necessary to manage an environmentally sound and sustainable urban food production system. Graduates are qualified for numerous positions associated with sustainable agriculture including horticulture, nursery operations, agricultural education and managing food production.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

At the successful completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Sustainable Agriculture Technology program, the graduate will be able to:

  • design a sustainable urban food production system;
  • analyze social and political framework of sustainable food of systems;
  • prepare solutions to address environmental issues caused by landscape practices; and
  • develop a power point which demonstrates a model landscape management practices to provide a healthier environment.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One (Fall)

BIS 105Environmental Biology

4 credits

HRT 125Plants and Society

4 credits

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

SAT 100Principles of Agroecology

3 credits

SAT 105Urban Agriculture Issues

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

HRT 125◊ meets the Mathematics and/or Science general education requirement.

RHT 101◊: Students must complete RHT 101◊ with SPE 101◊, or RHT 101◊ with RHT 102◊. Students intending to transfer are encouraged to complete all three courses: RHT 101◊, RHT 102◊ and SPE 101◊ to meet university requirements.

Semester Two (Spring)

HRT 135Soils and Fertilizers

3 credits

SAT 130Sustainable Plant Health Care

3 credits

SAT 140Sustainable Organic Plants

4 credits

 

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

OR

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Semester Three (Summer)

HRT 154 #Horticulture Internship

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Semester Four (Fall)

HRT 127Entomology: Insects, People and Plants

3 credits

HRT 128Plant Pathology

3 credits

HRT 265Vegetable and Herb Gardening

3 credits

MAT 122 #Technical Mathematics

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Five (Spring)

ECO 105Consumer Economics

3 credits

OR

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

 

HRT 126Plant Propagation/Greenhouse Operations

3 credits

SAT 110Natural Resource Management (Soils and Water)

3 credits

SAT 210Sustainable Plant Production for Human Nutrition

3 credits

SAT 220Designing Food Production Systems in Urban Landscaping

1 credit

SAT 230Managing Food Production Systems in the Urban Landscape

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 64

See HRT course descriptions; SAT course descriptions.

Interim Coordinator: Christopher Clem, Email: clemchristopher@triton.edu, Cell: (224) 805-3382

Adjunct Faculty: Robert Sproule, Email: robertsproule@triton.edu; Kenneth Benson, Email: kennethbenson@triton.edu; Koch Unni, Email: kochunni@triton.edu; and David Coulter, Email: davidcoulter@triton.edu