Non-Discrimination Policy: It is the policy of Indian Hills Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). Read the full policy here.
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
Develop students’ knowledge of Landscape, Turfgrass, and Greenhouse Systems
Develop student’s skills in the use of fertilizers and pesticides for positive environmental impact.
Define basic horticultural terminology
Identify plants and their life cycles
Create landscape designs and estimates for implementation
Identify equipment commonly used in Landscape, turfgrass, and greenhouse applications
Demonstrate landscape, turfgrass, and, greenhouse equipment safety and utilization
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