Landscape and Horticulture Careers

Landscape and Horticulture Careers



This specialized area of study leads to a certificate in arboriculture. Arboriculture is the study of and care of trees and other landscape woody plants. The students will study plant materials, insects, diseases and environmental problems affecting woody plants of the upper midwest. This course of study will also include courses relating to maintenance practices necessary to insure the health and beauty of woody plants in the landscape. Students will have the opportunity to develop field skills in rope and saddle trimming work.

Program Title:
Landscape and Horticulture Careers

Award Type:
Occupational Certificate

Credits: Total Occupational Certificate Credits 21
Award Outcomes:
  • Identify Minnesota native woody plants by botanical/common name.
  • Select plant needs with proper site characteristics.
  • Implement proper planting techniques.
  • Implement proper tree care to potential clients.
  • Identify common urban tree pests.
  • Prescribe treatment for common urban tree pests.
  • Integrate a sustainable approach to landscape installation and maintenance.

Career Opportunities:
Students completing the arboriculture certificate may be employed in the tree service industry, park systems and ground maintenance businesses.

Choose Total Occupational Certificate Credits 21 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 21 Credits
LNDC1120 Woody Plants I Trees 4
LNDC1131 Arboriculture I 3
LNDC1151 Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants 3
LNDC1190 Woody Plants II Shrubs 4
LNDC2150 Introduction to Basic Tree Climbing 2
LNDC2155 Tree Climbing II Advanced Climbing Techniques and Methods 2
LNDC2341 Arboriculture Internship Certificate 3
Technical Studies Electives: 0 Credits
General Education Required: 0 Credits
General Education Electives: 0 Credits