Horticulture Landscape Management
The Horticulture Landscape Management program prepares students for employment opportunities within the landscaping management industry. Students learn basic theory in the classroom and apply that theory in outdoor laboratories. The program has a variety of outdoor facilities and equipment to support student learning in the “hands-on” labs. Graduates of the program will demonstrate specific knowledge and proficiency in landscape plants, pruning, garden flowers, plant disease and insect control, soil fertility, horticultural business management, irrigation and landscape design and construction. The student will complete an internship with a landscape company during the sophomore year. Students may attend full-time or part-time. Graduates of the program either enter directly into the Horticulture industry or transfer to a four-year university to continue studies.
Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities at ICC besides going to class. The Horticulture Club sponsors a variety of trips and social functions each year. Students may participate in the Illinois Nurserymen’s Association Apprenticeship Program, the Pro-Hort Seminars, and the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) Student Career Days held each spring. In addition, students assist in hosting the College’s Landscape & Garden Day held each fall at the Land Lab.
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Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 62
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Required General Education Courses
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ||3|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE *||3|
|AGRI 112||BASIC SOILS ||4|
Required Program Courses
|AGRI 113||PRINCIPLES OF SOIL FERTILITY ||3|
|HORT 110||INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURAL PLANTS ||4|
|HORT 114||INTRODUCTION TO TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT ||3|
|HORT 124||LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION ||3|
|HORT 126||LANDSCAPE ESTABLISHMENT AND MANAGEMENT ||3|
|HORT 130||WOODY PLANT ID ||3|
|HORT 132||PLANT PROBLEM DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT ||3|
|HORT 213||LANDSCAPE LAYOUT AND DESIGN ||3|
|HORT 214||HORTICULTURAL MECHANICS ||3|
|HORT 218||LANDSCAPE ESTIMATION AND CONTRACTS ||2|
|HORT 226||OCCUPATIONAL INTERNSHIP AND SEMINAR ||3|
|HORT 229||HORTICULTURE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ||3|
|HORT 237||GARDEN FLOWERS ||3|
|HORT 238||WINTER IDENTIFICATION OF DECIDUOUS PLANTS ||1|
|HORT 241||INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERIZED LANDSCAPE DESIGN ||2|
|HORT 250||HORTICULTURE CAREER PREPARATION AND SEMINAR ||1|
* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
Graduates of the program will demonstrate specific knowledge and proficiency in landscape plants, pruning, garden flowers, plant disease and insect control, soil fetility, horticultural business management, irrigation and landscape design and construction. The student will complete an internship with a landscape company during the sophomore year. With this degree, students may find employment in: landscaping firms; botanical gardens; grounds management firms; garden and lawn sales; lawn care firms; nurseries; irrigation.
Recommended Course Sequence
|Fall Semester 1||ENGL 110; Mathematics; AGRI 112; HORT 110; HORT 114|
|Spring Semester 1||Communication; Social Science; AGRI 113; HORT 124; HORT 126|
|Summer Semester||HORT132; HORT 237|
|Fall Semester 2||Humanities; HORT 130; HORT 213; HORT 214; HORT 238; HORT 241|
|Spring Semester 2||HORT 218; HORT 226; HORT 229; HORT 250|
Program Contact Information
Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
Illinois Career Cluster
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource
National accreditation by the National Associate of Landscape Professionals (NALP)
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