Landscape and Horticulture Careers

Landscape and Horticulture Careers



This program of study leading to a degree gives the student a basic landscape/horticulture education the first year. The second year focuses on landscape design and landscape construction. The design area will include courses in drafting and graphics, residential design, estimating, presentation techniques and computer drafting. The construction area includes courses in blueprint reading, estimating, surveying, landscape installation and specialized hardscape construction.

Program Title:
Landscape and Horticulture Careers

Award Type:
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 72
Award Outcomes:
  • Identify plants and recommended uses.
  • Operate landscape equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Use hand tools safely and efficiently.
  • Interpret blueprints and landscape plans.
  • Measure a residential property.
  • Design a master plan for a residential property.
  • Complete working drawings with details for a residential property.
  • Create complete landscape plans using CAD software.
  • Construct landscape elements from plans and detail drawings.
  • Layout landscape plans in the field.
  • Demonstrate presentation techniques for landscape plans.
  • Diagnose insect and disease problems of landscape plans.
  • Calculate material quantities from plans.
  • Determine and set grades and elevations in field.
  • Communicate effectively with staff and clients.
  • Analyze customer needs and recommend solutions.

Career Opportunities:
Students completing this area of study will have employment options as landscape designers or construction specialists with design/building firms or landscape construction businesses.

Choose Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 72 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 54 Credits
LNDC1110 Introduction to Landscape/Horticulture Careers 1
LNDC1120 Woody Plants I Trees 4
LNDC1151 Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants 3
LNDC1190 Woody Plants II Shrubs 4
LNDC1202 Herbaceous Plant Materials 4
LNDC1231 Nursery Operations 2
LNDC1235 Landscape Operations 2
LNDC1242 Plant Biology 4
LNDC1271 Soil Science 3
LNDC2110 Introduction to Landscape Construction 2
LNDC2120 Landscape Construction I 4
LNDC2131 Landscape Construction II 3
LNDC2160 Sustainable Landscape Design I 4
LNDC2171 Sustainable Landscape Design II 3
LNDC2241 Landscape Equipment Operation 3
LNDC2271 Landscape Computer Design and Applications I 3
LNDC2280 Landscape Computer Design and Applications II 3
MATH1007 Math for the Trades 2
Technical Studies Electives: 3 Credits
LNDC1131 Arboriculture I 3
LNDC1141 Nursery Propagation and Production 3
LNDC1160 Greenhouse Operation and Management 2
LNDC1166 Greenhouse Crop Production Fall 3
LNDC1176 Greenhouse Crop Production Winter 3
LNDC1187 Greenhouse Crop Production Summer 2
LNDC1220 Integrated Pest Management 2
LNDC1250 Bedding Plant Production 3
LNDC1900 Specialized Lab 1-4
LNDC2210 Interior Foliage Plants 2
LNDC2220 Turf Culture and Management 3
LNDC2261 Professional Gardening 3
LNDC2335 Landscape Construction Internship 1-4
General Education Required: 12 Credits
ENGL2121 Writing and Research 4
ENGL2125 Technical Writing 3

Choose 1 course from MnTC Goal Area 1 3

Choose 1 course from MnTC Goal Area 2 3

Choose 1 course from MnTC Goal Area 5 3
General Education Electives: 3 Credits
Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).