Landscape and Horticulture Careers

Landscape and Horticulture Careers



This program of study leading to a diploma concentrates on the multi-faceted career opportunities available in the landscape horticulture industry. Students will study a variety of required subjects and elective courses allowing them to customize their program. This is an excellent general program leading to varied opportunities in the landscape or greenhouse/nursery industry.

Program Title:
Landscape and Horticulture Careers

Award Type:

Credits: Total Diploma Credits 64
Award Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of greenhouse operation and management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of nursery production and nursery crop management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the care and maintenance of trees in the landscape.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the care and maintenance of turf.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the care and maintenance of landscapes.
  • Diagnose abiotic and biotic tree problems.
  • Recommend solutions for tree problems.
  • Communicate effectively with staff and clients.
  • Design flowerbeds.
  • Install landscapes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of pesticides and their safe use.
  • Diagnose abiotic and biotic turf problems.
  • Recommend solutions for turf problems.
  • Diagnose abiotic and biotic landscape plant problems.
  • Recommend solutions for landscape plant problems.
  • Propagate nursery crops.
  • Use hand tools safely and efficiently.
  • Operate landscape and turf equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Identify plants and recommend uses.

Career Opportunities:
Employment options include greenhouse/nursery production, grounds care, retail and wholesale sales, interior landscaping, landscape installation and many specialized areas such as garden design and as municipal tree inspectors.

Choose Total Diploma Credits 64 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 47 Credits
LNDC1110 Introduction to Landscape/Horticulture Careers 1
LNDC1120 Woody Plants I Trees 4
LNDC1131 Arboriculture I 3
LNDC1141 Nursery Propagation and Production 3
LNDC1151 Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants 3
LNDC1190 Woody Plants II Shrubs 4
LNDC1202 Herbaceous Plant Materials 4
LNDC1220 Integrated Pest Management 2
LNDC1231 Nursery Operations 2
LNDC1235 Landscape Operations 2
LNDC1242 Plant Biology 4
LNDC1250 Bedding Plant Production 3
LNDC1271 Soil Science 3
LNDC2220 Turf Culture and Management 3
LNDC2241 Landscape Equipment Operation 3
LNDC2261 Professional Gardening 3
Technical Studies Electives: 9 Credits
LNDC1160 Greenhouse Operation and Management 2
LNDC1166 Greenhouse Crop Production Fall 3
LNDC1176 Greenhouse Crop Production Winter 3
LNDC1187 Greenhouse Crop Production Summer 2
LNDC1900 Specialized Lab 1-4
LNDC2110 Introduction to Landscape Construction 2
LNDC2120 Landscape Construction I 4
LNDC2131 Landscape Construction II 3
LNDC2160 Sustainable Landscape Design I 4
LNDC2210 Interior Foliage Plants 2
LNDC2335 Landscape Construction Internship 1-4
LNDC2345 Arboriculture Internship 1-4
LNDC2350 Grounds Maintenance Internship 1-4
LNDC2360 Horticulture Internship 1-4
FLWR1100 Fresh Cut Flower/Foilage Care, Handling and Identification 2
FLWR1112 Foliage and Flowering Plant Care, Handling and Identification 1
FLWR1201 Fresh Flower Design 3
General Education Required: 4 Credits
COMM1050 Communication in the Workplace 2
MATH1007 Math for the Trades 2
General Education Electives: 4 Credits
Any HTC college level general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirement.