Horticulture- Turfgrass Operations
The Horticulture – Turfgrass Operations certificate program is designed to train individuals for entry-level positions in the areas of home lawn care worker, turfgrass grower, golf course attendant and turf and grounds workers for park districts, as well as public and private institutions. In addition, it provides opportunities to individuals already employed in a horticulture business to gain knowledge and skills necessary for upward mobility in their chosen field.
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Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 28
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Required Program Courses
|AGRI 112||BASIC SOILS ||4|
|AGRI 113||PRINCIPLES OF SOIL FERTILITY ||3|
|HORT 110||INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURAL PLANTS ||4|
|HORT 114||INTRODUCTION TO TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT ||3|
|HORT 126||LANDSCAPE ESTABLISHMENT AND MANAGEMENT ||3|
|HORT 214||HORTICULTURAL MECHANICS ||3|
|HORT 235||ADVANCED TURF MANAGEMENT I ||2|
|ELECTIVES **||3 to 5|
* AGBUS 118; MATH 106, MATH 110 or higher, except for the following: 230, 250
** Approved Electives: HORT 132, 216, 218, 236
Students may apply credits earned toward the Horticulture- Turfgrass Management Associate in Applied Science degree program. With this certificate, students may find employment in: turf management firms; parks; businesses and corporations; lawn care firms; golf courses; outdoor sports arenas.
Recommended Course Sequence
|Fall Semester 1||MATHEMATICS; AGRI 112; HORT 110; HORT 114; HORT 214|
|Spring Semester 1||AGRI 113; HORT 126; HORT 235; APPROVED ELECTIVES|
|Summer Semester||APPROVED ELECTIVES|
Program Contact Information
Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
(309) 694-5415 or (309) 694-8446
Illinois Career Cluster
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource
Gainful Employment Disclosure
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