Career Cluster

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Fruit and Vegetable Production Certificate

The Sustainable Local Foods Farming program provides courses and hands-on training in sustainable fruit and vegetable production, entrepreneurship, and marketing. Students gain the practical skills and knowledge needed to be successful agricultural entrepreneurs in this emerging industry.  Hands-on courses are taught at JWCC’s demonstration market garden, located on the Quincy campus. Contact: David Hetzler dhetzler@jwcc.edu […]

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Industrial/Brownfield Safety, Land Reuse, and Public Health Certificate

The federal government defines brownfields as “abandoned, idled or underused industrial and commercial properties where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination.” Brownfield redevelopment can help a community in many ways. Many brownfields sites are in unattractive, economically depressed parts of a neighborhood. Cleanup and redevelopment of the sites can encourage […]

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Niche Livestock Production Certificate

The Niche Livestock Production certificate is designed to provide students with the practical skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the niche livestock industry. Emphasis is placed on production practices and business practices suited to self-employed niche livestock producers. Contact: David Hetzler dhetzler@jwcc.edu 217-641-4953

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Stormwater Management Certificate

The Storm Water Management certificate provides storm water systems training to private and public employees in various construction related fields. The goal of the program is to increase the proper design, construction and maintenance of erosion and sediment controls during construction and to assure the proper long-term operation and maintenance of storm water systems after […]

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Sustainable Agriculture Certificate

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 […]

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Sustainable Agriculture Technology A.A.S.

The Sustainable Agriculture Technology program will provide 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. Contact: Tom Elsey thomaselsey@triton.edu (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3550

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Sustainable Agroecology Certificate

The Sustainable Agroecology program is designed for learners who wish to gain an appreciation and practical skills to use sustainable practices that will positively influence the quality of natural ecosystems and human environment. Contact: Tom Elsey thomaselsey@triton.edu (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3550

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Sustainable Food Production Certificate

This program is designed for learners who wish to focus on how to produce nutritional food crops and methods to overcome the availability of fresh and nutrition food produce. Contact: Tom Elsey thomaselsey@triton.edu (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3550

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Sustainable Landscape Practices A.A.S.

The Sustainable Landscape Practices program allows students to acquire a background in sustainable landscape features and practices such as soil and water conservation and the appropriate use of native plants. This program provides the student with training in sustainable agriculture and horticulture practices and the necessary background to pursue a career in sustainable agriculture technology. […]

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Sustainable Resource Management Certificate

The Sustainable Resource Management certificate is designed to prepare students for careers in sustainable resource management. Those who complete the courses are eligible to take the Illinois Recycling Association state certification exam. Students will examine basic principles and practices of sustainable resource management, consider the roles of government, and evaluate and design sustainable resource management […]

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