Horticulture Turfgrass Management
The Horticulture Turfgrass Management program prepares students for employment opportunities within the turfgrass 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 soil fertility, turfgrass management, irrigation, landscape plants, landscape construction, pruning, garden flowers, plant disease and insect control, horticultural mechanics, lawn care and golf industries, and horticultural business management. The student will complete an internship with a turfgrass operations 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: 64
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 216||IRRIGATION SYSTEMS ||2|
|HORT 218||LANDSCAPE ESTIMATION AND CONTRACTS ||2|
|HORT 226||OCCUPATIONAL INTERNSHIP AND SEMINAR ||5|
|HORT 229||HORTICULTURE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ||3|
|HORT 235||ADVANCED TURF MANAGEMENT I ||2|
|HORT 246||ADVANCED TURF MANAGEMENT II ||3|
* See specific requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** AGBUS 118; MATH 106, MATH 110 or higher, except for the following: 230, 250
With this degree, you may find employment in:
â– Turf management firms
â– Businesses and corporations
â– Lawn care firms
â– Outdoor sports arenas
â– Golf courses
Recommended Course Sequence
|Fall Semester 1||ENGL 110; Mathematics; AGRI 112; HORT 110; HORT114|
|Spring Semester 1||Communication; AGRI 113; HORT 124; HORT 126; HORT 235|
|Summer Semester||HORT 132; HORT 246|
|Fall Semester 2||Humanities; Social Science; HORT 130; HORT 213; HORT 214|
|Spring Semester 2||HORT 216; HORT 218; HORT 226; HORT 229|
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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