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Horticulture Landscape Management

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 62 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The mission of the Horticulture- Landscape Management Associate in Applied Science degree program is to prepare students for employment in the landscape management industry by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge, and hands-on techniques and skills of the landscape industry. 

Program Accreditation:
National accreditation by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET).

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
ENGL 110; Mathematics; AGRI 112; HORT 110; HORT 114

Spring Semester 1:
Communication; Social Science; AGRI 113; HORT 124; HORT 125; HORT 126

Summer Semester 1:
HORT 130; HORT 132

Fall Semester 2:
Humanities; HORT 213; HORT 237; Approved Electives

Spring Semester 2:
HORT 226; HORT 229; Approved Electives


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
COMMUNICATION **3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
MATHEMATICS ***3
AGRI 112BASIC SOILS 4
HUMANITIES *3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
AGRI 113PRINCIPLES OF SOIL FERTILITY 3
HORT 110INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURAL PLANTS 4
HORT 114TURF MANAGEMENT I 3
HORT 124LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION 3
HORT 125LANDSCAPE PLANTS I 3
HORT 126HORTICULTURAL PLANT PRUNING 2
HORT 130LANDSCAPE PLANTS II 3
HORT 132PLANT DISEASES AND INSECTS AND THEIR CONTROL 3
HORT 213LANDSCAPE LAYOUT AND DESIGN 3
HORT 226OCCUPATIONAL INTERNSHIP AND SEMINAR 5
HORT 229HORTICULTURE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 3
HORT 237GARDEN FLOWERS 3
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
APPROVED ELECTIVES ****5 to 7

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** COMM 110, 113 or 3 additional hours in composition courses numbered 111 or above, such as ENGL 111, 116 or 125.
*** AGBUS 118; MAT 106, MATH 110 or higher based upon Math Placement Test.
**** Recommended Electives: HORT 134, 210, 214, 216, 218, 219, 238, 241, 245, 255; AGBUS 115.

For Program Information Contact:
Agricultural and Industrial Technology Department
AIT Building
Room 118
(309)694-5415 or (309)694-8446