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Horticulture- Landscaping

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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.

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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
MATHEMATICS *3
AGRI 113PRINCIPLES OF SOIL FERTILITY 3
HORT 110INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURAL PLANTS 4
HORT 114INTRODUCTION TO TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT 3
HORT 124LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION 3
HORT 126LANDSCAPE ESTABLISHMENT AND MANAGEMENT 3
HORT 130WOODY PLANT ID 3
HORT 132PLANT PROBLEM DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT 3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
APPROVED ELECTIVES **3 to 4

* AGBUS 118; MATH 106, MATH 110 or higher, except for the following: 230, 250
** Approved electives: AGRI 112; HORT 210; HORT 214

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 1Mathematics; HORT 110; HORT 114; HORT 130; Approved Electives
Spring Semester 1 AGRI 113; HORT 124; HORT 126; Approved Electives
Summer SemesterHORT 132

Program Contact Information

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

Illinois Career Cluster

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource

Career Pathway:
Plant Systems

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Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Pathway: Plant Systems
ICC Pathway: Horticulture – Landscape

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

Composition I (ENGL 110) | Humanities | Introduction to Communication (COMM 110) | Mathematics | Social Science

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information: Landscape Architects | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Horticulture Landscaping (28-29 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

None

Employment Information

Pesticide Applicator, Lawn Care Technician, Tree Trimmer & Pruner, Grounds Maintenance Worker, Segmental Paver Installer, Landscape Worker $10-17/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Horticulture Landscape Management(62 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

Landscape Industry Certified Horticultural Technician

Employment Information

Landscape Account Manager, Arborist, Landscape Designer, Landscape Estimator, Landscape Supervisor, Nursery/Greenhouse Professional, Landscape Project Manager, Contractor$10-40/hr

OCCUPATION BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs at this time.

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Program transfer guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs at this time.

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements

Related Programs

Horticulture Landscape Management
Horticulture Turfgrass Management
Horticulture – Turfgrass Operations certificate

Accreditation

National accreditation by the National Associate of Landscape Professionals (NALP)

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