• Program: Landscape and Horticulture Careers
  • Degree: Associate in Applied Science Degree
  • Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 72
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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.

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.

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.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 54 Credits
General Education Requirements 12 Credits
  • ENGL2121 Writing and Research 4
  • ENGL2125 Technical Writing 3
  • Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 1 3
  • Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 2 3
  • Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 5 3

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 3 Credits
  • Recommended:
  • LNDC1131 Arboriculture I 3
  • LNDC1141 Nursery Propagation and Production 3
  • LNDC1160 Greenhouse Infrastructure Technology 2
  • LNDC1166 Sustainable Food and Plant Production Fall 3
  • LNDC1176 Sustainable Food and Plant Production Winter 3
  • LNDC1187 Sustainable Food and Plant Production Summer 2
  • LNDC1220 Integrated Pest Management 2
  • LNDC1250 Bedding Plant Production 3
  • LNDC1900 Specialized Lab 1 to 4
  • LNDC2210 Tropical Plants and Their Uses 2
  • LNDC2220 Turf Culture and Management 3
  • LNDC2261 Professional Gardening 3
  • LNDC2335 Landscape Construction Internship 1 to 4
General Education Electives 3 Credits
  • Hennepin Technical College‚Äôs 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

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