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.
East Peoria Campus AIT Building 118
East Peoria Campus Hort Land Lab 2
Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 28
Select a course number below to see a course description.
|AGBUS 118||AGRICULTURAL COMPUTATIONS *||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 126||HORTICULTURAL PLANT PRUNING ||2|
|HORT 132||PLANT DISEASES AND INSECTS AND THEIR CONTROL ||3|
|HORT 214||HORTICULTURAL MECHANICS ||3|
|HORT 235||ADVANCED TURF MANAGEMENT ||3|
* Mathematics requirement may be waived if competence is shown.
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.
|Fall Semester 1||AGBUS 118; HORT 110; HORT 114|
|Spring Semester 1||AGRI 113; HORT 126; HORT 235|
|Summer Semester||HORT 132|
|Fall Semester 2||HORT 214; AGRI 112|
Accreditation 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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