SLF 112 Integrated Pest Management

This course will expose students to integrated pest management strategies appropriate for fruit and vegetable crops in the Midwest. Course content includes study of major pests, diseases, and weeds affecting fruit and vegetable crops of the Midwest. Students will gain practical knowledge of pest life cycles and methods of control in order to effectively implement an integrated pest management program within a fruit and vegetable operation. Students will also work toward gaining the Illinois pesticide applicator’s license. Please note that all course materials and content are provided in the IMS Common Cartridge (IMSCC) format. The content can be accessed by opening the IMSCC file using your organization's Learning Management System application (these include Blackboard, D2L, Canvas etc.). Additional information about accessing Common Cartridge files can be found on the IMS Global Web site: Future plans for the Skills Commons Web site include a feature that will allow users to view and download course content that is provided in the IMSCC format. Please refer to the "Enabling Others to Reuse Your Materials” page for more information:
Primary Material Type:
Hybrid/Blended Course
John Wood Community College
Project Name:
IGEN (Illinois Green Economy Network) Career Pathways
Funding Source:
pest management strategies

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Each IGEN Consortium college has established an Industry Advisory Group as part of their Career and Technical Education program. Advisory Group members contribute to the design, development and delivery of CTE courses including those developed through this TAACCCT grant. The members also provide opportunities for work-based learning and job placements for program graduates.
Industry Sector:
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting -- Crop Production (111)
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations -- First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers (45-1011)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences (01)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
16 weeks, one traditional college semester
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Assurance Organization:
SkillsCommons Editorial Board
Quality Note:
This curriculum underwent an independent third-party review for content, completeness, and quality. Please see attached quality review rubric.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
  • Using an approved rubric to conduct the evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Custom Quality Rubric
Course Note:
Fruit and Vegetable Production Certificate: CIP 01.0304


Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
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