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Horticulture- Turfgrass Operations

Certificate (Certificate Program) - 28 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The mission of the Horticulture-Turfgrass Operations certificate program is to prepare students for employment or for the pursuit of a Horticulture Turfgrass Management Associate in Applied Science degree in the turfgrass industry by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge, hands-on techniques, and skills of the turfgrass industry. 

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
AGBUS 118; HORT 110; HORT 114

Spring Semester 1:
AGRI 113; HORT 126; HORT 235

Summer Semester 1:
HORT 132

Fall Semester 2:
HORT 214; AGRI 112


Course Information:
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
AGBUS 118AGRICULTURAL COMPUTATIONS *3
AGRI 112BASIC SOILS 4
AGRI 113PRINCIPLES OF SOIL FERTILITY 3
HORT 110INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURAL PLANTS 4
HORT 114TURF MANAGEMENT I 3
HORT 126HORTICULTURAL PLANT PRUNING 2
HORT 132PLANT DISEASES AND INSECTS AND THEIR CONTROL 3
HORT 214HORTICULTURAL MECHANICS 3
HORT 235ADVANCED TURF MANAGEMENT 3

* Mathematics requirement may be waived if competence is shown.

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

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