Landscape Specialist Certificate (LS11) Technical Certificate of Credit
(Standalone & Embedded in Horticulture Diploma & Degree)
Prepare graduates for challenging careers in the expanding field of Landscaping. Students will also develop contemporary business concepts as they apply to landscape and garden centers.
Entrance date: Each semester
Program admission requirements:
Minimum Test Scores
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Credits required for graduation: 17
|Courses 17 credits|
|HORT 1000Horticulture Science
Introduces the fundamentals of plant science and horticulture as a career field. Emphasis will be placed on an industry overview; plant morphology; plant physiology; environmental factors affecting horticulture practices; soil physical and chemical properties; fertilizer elements and analysis; and basic propagation techniques.
|HORT 1010Woody Ornamental Plant Identification
Provides the basis for a fundamental understanding of the taxonomy, identification, and culture requirements of woody plants. Topics include: introduction to woody plants, classification of woody plants, and woody plant identification and culture requirements.
|HORT 1070Landscape Installation
This course develops skills needed for the proper selection, installation, and establishment of landscape trees, shrubs, groundcovers, turf and flowers. Topics include workplace safety, interpreting a landscape plan, soil preparation, planting methods, post care and establishment, and managerial functions for landscape installers.
|HORT 1080Pest Management
This course provides an introduction to the principles and mechanisms of integrated pest management across a diverse array of pests including insects, weeds, plant pathogens, nematodes and vertebrates. Specifically, the course will provide students with a fundamental and practical understanding of integrated pest management in a landscape setting with emphasis on pest identification and control; pesticide application safety; and legal requirements for state licensure.
|HORT 1120Landscape Management
This course introduces cultural techniques required for proper landscape management with emphasis on practical application and managerial techniques. Topics include: landscape management, safe operation and maintenance of landscape equipment, and administrative functions for landscape managers.
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