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Sustainable Agriculture Technology, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum HRT.SAG.AAS (C201E)

(Total Program Credits: 60)

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: 

Upon 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.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor or Transfer Specialist (if transferring), before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
HRT 127Entomology: Insects, People and Plants

3 credits

HRT 128Plant Pathology

3 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

SAT 100Principles of Agroecology

3 credits

SAT 105Urban Agriculture Issues

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
HRT 125Plants and Society

4 credits

HRT 126Plant Propagation/Greenhouse Operations

3 credits

HRT 135Soils and Fertilizers

3 credits

SAT 130Sustainable Plant Health Care

3 credits

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

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

Note: Grade of ‘C’ or high is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102. 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 Three: Summer

Course NumberTitleCredits
HRT 265Vegetable and Herb Gardening

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Semester Four: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 105Environmental Biology

4 credits

ECO 103Microeconomics

3 credits

HRT 154Horticulture Internship #

3 credits

 

HUM 104Humanities Through the Arts

3 credits

OR

HUM 165Introduction to the Latino and Latin American Studies

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Semester Five: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
SAT 110Natural Resource Management (Soils and Water)

3 credits

SAT 140Sustainable Organic Plants

4 credits

SAT 210Sustainable Plant Production for Human Nutrition

3 credits

SAT 220Urban Food Production Systems

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Graduation Requirements:

Course NumberTitleCredits

General education

AAS degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:15

Total semester hours for program required courses program specific electives and other electives toward the AAS Degree in Sustainable Agriculture

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:45

General education Associate in Applied Science requirements by discipline:

  • Communications: Two courses (six semester hours). Department choice of RHT 101 and RHT 102 or RHT 101 with SPE 101. If transferring, it is suggested to take all three courses.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences or Humanities or Fine Arts: Two courses (six semester hours are required for graduation; department choice whether courses are taken from each discipline or two courses from same discipline, to include one approved Human Diversity course.
  • Mathematics or Physical or Life Science: One course (three semester hours); review specific program requirements for your selected curriculum.
Course NumberTitleCredits

Total Credit Hours: 60

See HRT course descriptions; SAT course descriptions.

Department Coordinator: Christopher Clem, Email: christopherclem@triton.edu, Cell: (224) 805-3382
Assistant Coordinator, Special Projects: Sarah Duffy, Email: sarahduffy@triton.edu

Adjunct Faculty: Edward Del Beccaro, Email: edwarddelbeccaro@triton.edu; and David Coulter, Email: davidcoulter@triton.edu; Susan Kauffman, Email: susankauffman@triton.edu; Mitchell Murdock, Email: mitchellmurdock@triton.edu; Mark Omi, Email: Markomi@triton.edu; Margarita Poromanska, Email: margaritaporomanska@triton.edu; Will Spiegelberg, Email: williamspiegelberg@triton.edu; Koch Unni, Email: kochunni@triton.edu

Room: R-205
Phone: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3550