Landscape and Horticulture Careers

Landscape and Horticulture Careers



This program of study is for the student seeking a career in the plant production industry. Graduates in this program will have a strong knowledge and skills in greenhouse operation and management; plant production in a variety of ornamentals such as bedding plants, holiday plants (Easter Lilies, Poinsettias, etc.), and interior foliage plants. This degree will allow for advancement to supervisory and management positions.

Program Title:
Landscape and Horticulture Careers

Award Type:
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60
Award Outcomes:
  • Identify crops to be grown and their cultural needs.
  • Maintain crops.
  • Diagnose greenhouse pests using an IPM program.
  • Design a master plan for a business based on growing or selling crops.
  • Propagate woody and herbaceous plants sexually and asexually.
  • Operate greenhouse equipment efficiently.
  • Select pesticides and fertilizer formulations.
  • Calculate pesticide and fertilizer formulations.
  • Select proper media and amendments for plant crops.
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge of the greenhouse physical structure.
  • Select proper containers for crops.
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge of the environmental systems in the greenhouse.
  • Interpret soil and water tests.
  • Market crops.

Career Opportunities:
Employment options include greenhouse production, plant propagation, greenhouse management and plant brokering.

Choose Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 37 Credits
LNDC1110 Introduction to Landscape/Horticulture Careers 1
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
LNDC1202 Herbaceous Plant Materials 4
LNDC1220 Integrated Pest Management 2
LNDC1231 Nursery Operations 2
LNDC1242 Plant Biology 4
LNDC1250 Bedding Plant Production 3
LNDC1271 Soil Science 3
LNDC2210 Interior Foliage Plants 2
LNDC2261 Professional Gardening 3
Technical Studies Electives: 8 Credits
LNDC1120 Woody Plants I Trees 4
LNDC1151 Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants 3
LNDC1190 Woody Plants II Shrubs 4
LNDC1900 Specialized Lab 1-4
LNDC2220 Turf Culture and Management 3
LNDC2360 Horticulture Internship 1-4
General Education Required: 9 Credits
ENGL2121 Writing and Research 4
ENGL2125 Technical Writing 3

Choose 1 course from MnTC Goal Area 2 3

Choose 1 course from MnTC Goal Area 5 3
General Education Electives: 6 Credits
Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).