Horticulture- Landscaping

Don’t miss our 37th annual LANDSCAPE & GARDEN DAY
“Reclaim, Reseed, Regrow – An Adventure in Urban Horticulture”
Saturday, September 9, 2017
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Horticulture Land Lab – East Peoria Campus

For more information, call 309-694-8872
Summer 2009.small The Horticulture – Landscaping certificate program trains individuals for entry-level positions in this field. It also provides opportunities for individuals already employed in a horticultural business to gain knowledge and skills in their chosen field.

Career Opportunities

With this certificate, students may find employment in landscaping firms, management firms, lawn care firms; and nurseries.

Advisors and Faculty

Assistant Professor

East Peoria Campus AIT Building 118

(309) 694-8446

Horticulture Technician

East Peoria Campus Hort Land Lab 2

(309) 694-8872

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Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 29

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
AGBUS 118 AGRICULTURAL COMPUTATIONS * 3
AGRI 113 PRINCIPLES OF SOIL FERTILITY  3
HORT 110 INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURAL PLANTS  4
HORT 114 TURF MANAGEMENT I  3
HORT 125 LANDSCAPE PLANTS I  3
HORT 126 HORTICULTURAL PLANT PRUNING  2
HORT 130 LANDSCAPE PLANTS II  3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
APPROVED ELECTIVES ** 8 to 9

* Math requirement may be waived if competence is shown.
** Approved electives: AGRI 112, HORT 124, 132, 210, 213, 214, 255.

Students may apply credit earned toward the Horticulture Landscape Management Associate in Applied Science degree program. With this certificate, students may find employment in: landscaping firms, grounds management firms, lawn care firms, or nurseries.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1 AGBUS 118; HORT 110; HORT 114; Approved Electives
Spring Semester 1 AGRI 113; HORT 125; HORT 126; Approved Electives
Summer SemesterHORT 130; Approved Electives

Program Contact Information

Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
AIT Building, Room 118
(309) 694-5415 or (309) 694-8446

Illinois Career Cluster

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource

Career Pathway:
Plant Systems

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Related Programs

Horticulture Landscape Management
Horticulture Turfgrass Management
Horticulture – Turfgrass Operations certificate

 Accreditation

planetlogoAccreditation is PLANET’s endorsement of colleges and universities with outstanding landscape contracting or horticulture degrees. This recognition is extended to schools that meet or exceed industry standards for a model curriculum.

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