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Horticulture Turfgrass Management

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

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Program Information/Mission:

The mission of the Horticulture Turfgrass Management Associate in Applied Science degree program is to prepare students for employment in the turfgrass management industry by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge, hands-on techniques, and skills of the turfgrass 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; 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:
Social Science; HORT 226; HORT 229; HORT 235; 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 235ADVANCED TURF MANAGEMENT 3
HORT 237GARDEN FLOWERS 3
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
APPROVED ELECTIVES ****2 to 4

* 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 214, 216, 218, 255; AGBUS 115.

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