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Urban Forestry Technician (BP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This program of study will lead to a degree in the multi-faceted area of Arboriculture. The tree care industry has expanded over the years to include areas of conservation, landscape maintenance and management issues as well. Extensive employment opportunities are available nationwide. Students will study a variety of required subjects and elective courses allowing them to customize their program.

Award Outcomes

Identify Minnesota native woody plants by botanical/common names.

Identify Minnesota natural plant communities.

Select plant needs with proper site characteristics.

Implement proper planting techniques.

Implement proper tree care to potential clients.

Identify common urban tree pests.

Prescribe treatment for common urban tree pests.

Design environmentally sound landscapes.

Integrate a sustainable approach to landscape installation and maintenance.

Prepare to take Minnesota Tree Inspector Certification Test.

Prepare to take ISA Certified Arborist Test (Knowledge Portion).

Career Opportunities

Employment options include career opportunities in municipalities, park districts; utility companies; private residential sites; and commercial tree service companies. Each of these areas utilizes trees for a different purpose. The tree care industry has expanded over the years to include areas of conservation, landscape maintenance and management issues as well.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 39 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1110Introduction to Landscape/Horticulture Careers

1

LNDC1120Woody Plants I - Trees

4

LNDC1131Arboriculture I

3

LNDC1145Tree Climbing Operations

3

LNDC1151Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants

3

LNDC1190Woody Plants II - Shrubs

4

LNDC1220Integrated Pest Management

2

LNDC1242Plant Biology

4

LNDC1271Soil Science

3

LNDC1300Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants

2

LNDC1315Minnesota Native Plants and Communities

4

LNDC2165Advanced Arboriculture

3

LNDC2241Landscape Equipment Operation

3

General Education Required 12 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
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 6 Credits

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1141Nursery Propagation and Production

3

LNDC1160Greenhouse Infrastructure Technology

2

LNDC1202Herbaceous Plant Materials

4

LNDC1231Nursery Operations

2

LNDC1235Landscape Operations

2

LNDC2155Advanced Tree Climbing Operations

2

LNDC2220Turf Culture and Management

3

LNDC2261Professional Gardening

3

LNDC2345Arboriculture Internship

1 - 4

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1110Introduction to Landscape/Horticulture Careers

1

LNDC1120Woody Plants I - Trees

4

LNDC1242Plant Biology

4

LNDC1271Soil Science

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

Total Credits  15

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1145Tree Climbing Operations

3

LNDC1151Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants

3

LNDC1190Woody Plants II - Shrubs

4

LNDC1220Integrated Pest Management

2

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Total Credits  15

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1315Minnesota Native Plants and Communities

4

LNDC2241Landscape Equipment Operation

3

Total Credits  7

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1131Arboriculture I

3

LNDC1300Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants

2

LNDC2155Advanced Tree Climbing Operations

2

Elective

 

Technical Studies Electives

2

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 1

3

Total Credits  12

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC2165Advanced Arboriculture

3

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

Technical Studies Electives

2

General Education Electives

3

Total Credits  11

Technical Studies Electives

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1141Nursery Propagation and Production

3

LNDC1160Greenhouse Infrastructure Technology

2

LNDC1202Herbaceous Plant Materials

4

LNDC1231Nursery Operations

2

LNDC1235Landscape Operations

2

LNDC2155Advanced Tree Climbing Operations

2

LNDC2220Turf Culture and Management

3

LNDC2261Professional Gardening

3

LNDC2345Arboriculture Internship

1 - 4

Choose a Total of:  3 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 (60 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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