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Landscape/Horticulture (BP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This program of study leading to a diploma 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 47 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

General Education Required 4 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

General Education Elective 4 Credits

Any HTC 1000 level or higher general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirements.

Technical Studies Elective 9 Credits

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 Diploma Credits 64

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

Technical Studies Electives

3

Total Credits  15

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

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

Technical Studies Electives

3

Total Credits  13

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1220Integrated Pest Management

2

LNDC2220Turf Culture and Management

3

General Education Electives

4

Technical Studies Electives

3

Total Credits  12

Technical Studies Electives

Any Landscape and Horticulture Career (LNDC) course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.

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

Choose a Total of:  9 Credits

General Education Electives

If a General Education course is required it may not be used as a General Education Elective.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) may also be used to meet General Education Elective requirements.  A complete list of MnTC courses can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.


Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1000College Success Seminar

1

CCDS1005Effective Study Skills

1

CCDS1010Money Matters

1

CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

CCDS1100Student Success

3

CCDS1600Practical Leadership

2

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

COMM1060Career Portfolio

3

CPLT1000Computer Keyboarding

2

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

CPLT1200Introduction to Macintosh

3

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

ENGL1010Business English

3

ENGL1021Essay Fundamentals

3

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

MATH1020Geometry and Trigonometry

2

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

MATH1650Mathematical Literacy

4

MATH1700Intermediate Algebra

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

Choose a Total of:  4 Credits 

Graduation (64 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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