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 Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) 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.
East Peoria Campus AIT Building 118
East Peoria Campus Hort Land Lab 2
Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 62
Select a course number below to see a course description.
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ||3|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE *||3|
|AGRI 112||BASIC SOILS ||4|
|AGRI 113||PRINCIPLES OF SOIL FERTILITY ||3|
|HORT 110||INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURAL PLANTS ||4|
|HORT 114||TURF MANAGEMENT I ||3|
|HORT 124||LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION ||3|
|HORT 125||LANDSCAPE PLANTS I ||3|
|HORT 126||HORTICULTURAL PLANT PRUNING ||2|
|HORT 130||LANDSCAPE PLANTS II ||3|
|HORT 132||PLANT DISEASES AND INSECTS AND THEIR CONTROL ||3|
|HORT 213||LANDSCAPE LAYOUT AND DESIGN ||3|
|HORT 226||OCCUPATIONAL INTERNSHIP AND SEMINAR ||5|
|HORT 229||HORTICULTURE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ||3|
|HORT 235||ADVANCED TURF MANAGEMENT ||3|
|HORT 237||GARDEN FLOWERS ||3|
|APPROVED ELECTIVES ****||2 to 4|
* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** COMM 110, 113 or 3 additional hours in composition courses numbered 111 or above, such as ENGL 111, 116 or 125.
*** AGBUS 118; MAT 106, MATH 110 or higher based upon Math Placement Test.
**** Approved Electives: HORT 214, 216, 218, 255; AGBUS 115.
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. With this degree, students may find employment in: turf management firms; parks; businesses and corporations; lawn care firms; golf courses; outdoor sports arenas.
|Fall Semester 1||ENGL 110; Mathematics; AGRI 112; HORT 110; HORT 114|
|Spring Semester 1||Communication; AGRI 113; HORT 124; HORT 125; HORT 126|
|Summer Semester||HORT 130; HORT 132|
|Fall Semester 2||Humanities; HORT 213; HORT 237; Approved Electives|
|Spring Semester 2||Social Science; HORT 226; HORT 229; HORT 235; Approved Electives|
Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
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