Landscape/Horticulture (BP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This program of study leading to a degree concentrates on the multi-faceted career opportunities available in the landscape horticulture industry. Students will study a variety of required subjects and elective courses allowing them to customize their program. This is an excellent general program leading to varied opportunities in the landscape or greenhouse/nursery industry.

Award Outcomes

Demonstrate knowledge of greenhouse operation and management.

Demonstrate knowledge of nursery production and nursery crop management.

Demonstrate knowledge of the care and maintenance of trees in the landscape.

Demonstrate knowledge of the care and maintenance of turf.

Demonstrate knowledge of the care and maintenance of landscapes.

Diagnose abiotic and biotic tree problems.

Recommend solutions for tree problems.

Communicate effectively with staff and clients.

Design flowerbeds.

Install landscapes.

Demonstrate knowledge of pesticides and their safe use.

Diagnose abiotic and biotic turf problems.

Recommend solutions for turf problems.

Diagnose abiotic and biotic landscape plant problems.

Recommend solutions for landscape plant problems.

Propagate nursery crops.

Use hand tools safely and efficiently.

Operate landscape and turf equipment safely and efficiently.

Identify plants and recommend uses.

Career Opportunities

Employment options include greenhouse/nursery production, grounds care, retail and wholesale sales, interior landscaping, landscape installation and many specialized areas such as garden design and as municipal tree inspectors.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 49 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1110Introduction to Landscape/Horticulture Careers

1

LNDC1120Woody Plants I - Trees

4

LNDC1131Arboriculture I

3

LNDC1141Nursery Propagation and Production

3

LNDC1151Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants

3

LNDC1190Woody Plants II - Shrubs

4

LNDC1202Herbaceous Plant Materials

4

LNDC1220Integrated Pest Management

2

LNDC1231Nursery Operations

2

LNDC1235Landscape Operations

2

LNDC1242Plant Biology

4

LNDC1250Bedding Plant Production

3

LNDC1271Soil Science

3

LNDC2220Turf Culture and Management

3

LNDC2241Landscape Equipment Operation

3

LNDC2261Professional Gardening

3

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

General Education Required 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

 

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

 

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 1

3

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

General Education Elective 3 Credits

Choose credits from Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses.

Technical Studies Elective 5 Credits

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1160Greenhouse Infrastructure Technology

2

LNDC1166Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Fall

3

LNDC1176Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Winter

3

LNDC1187Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Summer

2

LNDC1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

LNDC2110Introduction to Landscape Construction

2

LNDC2120Landscape Construction I

4

LNDC2131Landscape Construction II

3

LNDC2160Sustainable Landscape Design I

4

LNDC2210Tropical Plants and Their Uses

2

LNDC2335Landscape Construction Internship

1 - 4

LNDC2345Arboriculture Internship

1 - 4

LNDC2350Grounds Maintenance Internship

1 - 4

LNDC2360Horticulture Internship

1 - 4

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 72

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1110Introduction to Landscape/Horticulture Careers

1

LNDC1120Woody Plants I - Trees

4

LNDC1202Herbaceous Plant Materials

4

LNDC1242Plant Biology

4

LNDC1271Soil Science

3

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

Total Credits  18

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1151Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants

3

LNDC1190Woody Plants II - Shrubs

4

LNDC1235Landscape Operations

2

LNDC1250Bedding Plant Production

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

Technical Studies Electives

2

Total Credits  17

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC2241Landscape Equipment Operation

3

LNDC2261Professional Gardening

3

Total Credits  6

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1131Arboriculture I

3

LNDC1141Nursery Propagation and Production

3

LNDC1231Nursery Operations

2

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 1

3

General Education Electives

3

Total Credits  17

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1220Integrated Pest Management

2

LNDC2220Turf Culture and Management

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

Technical Studies Electives

3

Total Credit  14

Technical Studies Electives

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1160Greenhouse Infrastructure Technology

2

LNDC1166Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Fall

3

LNDC1176Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Winter

3

LNDC1187Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Summer

2

LNDC1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

LNDC2120Landscape Construction I

4

LNDC2131Landscape Construction II

3

LNDC2160Sustainable Landscape Design I

4

LNDC2210Tropical Plants and Their Uses

2

LNDC2335Landscape Construction Internship

1 - 4

LNDC2345Arboriculture Internship

1 - 4

LNDC2360Horticulture Internship

1 - 4

Choose a Total of:  5 Credits 

General Education Electives

Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits 

MnTC Goal Area 1

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

ENGL2001Workplace Correspondence

2

ENGL2050Short Form Composition and Reporting

4

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

ENGL2130Introduction to Creative Writing

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 2

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

INFS2000Research Skills in the Information Age

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

MATH2250Precalculus with Trigonometry

5

MATH2300Calculus I

5

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

Choose a Total of: 3 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 5

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2320Psychology of Living in the 21st Century

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI2130Food, Culture and Society

3

SOCI2200Racial and Ethnic Relations

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits 

Graduation (72 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


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