Mar 31, 2020
Offered at Main and Centerville Campuses
Landscape and Turfgrass Technology is a 21-month (seven-term) program designed for students interested in working outdoors to provide quality recreational and working environments. The program’s diverse training gives students knowledge of plants that range from flowers to turfgrass to trees and shrubs. Students will also develop the skills to maintain these plants properly. The student will learn entrepreneurial skills to operate a business as well as how to purchase and maintain the equipment they will be using.
Students meeting all program and graduation requirements receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. This major may be entered at the beginning of any term.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Analyze plant life cycles.
- Recall plant nomenclature, terms, and usages.
- Analyze climatic factors associated with plant hardiness zones.
- Identify soil types, amendments and pesticides.
- Recognize, calibrate and apply fertilizers.
- Recognize proper irrigation systems, techniques, and maintenance.
- Identify plant material, insects, and diseases.
- Apply techniques for maintaining plant material.
- Perform and schedule greenhouse activities.
- Identify greenhouse structures and materials.
- Perform propagation measures.
- Identify marketing techniques.
- Perform sales techniques.
- Follow safety requirements.
- Follow directions, and work efficiently.
- Identify, operate, and maintain power equipment.
- Identify, operate and maintain non-power tools.
- Analyze, design, and install landscaping materials.
- Calculate landscape estimates.
- Observe educational and employment sites.
- Complete a successful internship.
- Develop good communication skills.
- Perform necessary computer operations.
- Develop competent writing skills.
- Analyze basic literature.
- Understand and solve algebra principles.
- Apply basic mathematical and geometry solutions.
- Obtain state pesticide applicator certification.
Program Total: 73-74 Credits
Dual Credit Option:
Students who wish to complete an Associate of Arts degree along with this program can do so by taking these additional courses. The Cultural elective should be a three credit Literature course. If the student does not take the Freehand Drawing option within the program, they need to add another credit to the additional Humanities or Fine Arts credits.
- Composition II - Credits: 3.00
- Humanities & Fine Arts Electives - Credits: 4.00
- U.S. History or Western Civilization - Credits: 3.00
- Social Science Electives - Credits: 9.00
- How to be Successful in College - Credits 3.00
- Distributed Core Electives - Credits: 4.00
*Refer to General Education Course Requirements (A.A.S.) for approved courses.