Horticulture- Turfgrass Operations

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

 

th_HortBldg2The 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.

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: 28

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 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.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
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

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 – Landscaping certificate
Horticulture Turfgrass Management

Accreditation

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