Sustainable Urban Horticulture and Agriculture Handbook
Welcome to the sustainable urban horticulture and agriculture programs at the University of Guelph. Our offerings are divided into two certificates, each intended to provide helpful training and insight into the industry-related subject matter. These are unique programs designed to provide the essential knowledge you need, through flexible online learning, to make insightful decisions to grow and maintain landscapes that are functional, offer sustainability and provide a strong aesthetic value in our urban environments. The certificates use the internet to deliver highly specialized, content-rich courses, which you can take at home and at a time convenient to you, without interrupting work and lifestyle schedules. The courses are based on scientific research and industry trends and are presented in a practical format, making it easy for you to apply the newly gained insight to your decision making process. These certificates will provide industry personnel with credentials required for advancement and enriched job satisfaction.
Online Learning Expectations
This handbook is your guide to the University of Guelph’s online sustainable urban horticulture and agriculture courses. It contains important information about how your distance education course works.
Online distance education courses require students to take responsibility for maintaining the pace of study. To be successful, it is essential that you begin your studies the first week of classes and participate regularly throughout the semester. You should expect to spend six to ten hours per week on each course.
You are expected to have an understanding of internet and email basics. You will be navigating and searching the internet and corresponding with others in your class using web-based conferencing and email.
The Sustainable Urban Horticulture and Agriculture Handbook
This handbook includes information about University of Guelph administrative policies, procedures and services, as well as a list of whom to contact in the Centre for Open Learning and Educational Support when you require assistance. By reading this material carefully, it will help ensure that your experience as an Open Learning program student will be as rewarding as possible.
A wide variety of courses are also available on a not-for-credit basis or for continuing education units, (CEUs). Visit the Centre for Open Learning and Educational Support website for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.