Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Landscape Construction and Design

Ag Sciences

Horticulture/Floral Careers

319-398-5441

www.kirkwood.edu/agrisciences

Entry time

Summer or Fall

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters)

A well designed landscape adds beauty and value to any home or business. Proper installation of that design ensures that it will provide a functional outdoor space for years to come. In the Landscape Construction & Design program, students can choose to focus on creating those designs utilizing plant knowledge and artistic principles. Students will develop problem solving skills as well as work with computer design software. New trends in sustainability and landscape maintenance will also be explored.

Career opportunities: landscape designer, nursery sales person, landscape project manager.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Fall Term I

AGH-110

Success in Horticulture

1

AGH-112

Introduction to Turfgrass Management

3

AGH-144

Landscape Construction and Design

3

AGH-152

Landscape Design Techniques

3

AGH-220

Plant Identification Suite I

3

AGH-236

Plant Material Maintenance

3

CON-134

Surveying and Site Layout

2

 

 

18

Spring Term I

AGC-932

Internship

3

AGH-102

Horticulture Math

3

COM-723

Workplace Communications or

3

ENG-105

Composition I

 

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

–––––––

Construction or Design Track course

3

 

 

15

Fall Term II

AGA-154

Fundamentals of Soil Science

3

AGH-240

Plant Identification Suite II

3

COM-744

Oral Communication in the Workplace

3

MGT-300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3

–––––––

Construction or Design Track course

5

 

 

17

Spring Term II

AGH-200

Landscape Estimating and Bidding

2

AGH-253

Insects and Diseases

3

AGH-301

Sustainable Site Management

2

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management or

 

BUS-161

Human Relations

3

FLS-128

Conversational Spanish

3

–––––––

Construction or Design Track course

2

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

65

Construction Track courses

AGH-141

Equipment Operations

3

AGH-163

Irrigation Design

2

AGH-165

Irrigation Installation and Repair

2

AGH-300

Hardscape Installation Techniques

3

Design Track courses

AGH-156

Landscape Design II

3

AGH-158

Computer Applications for the Landscape Industry

2

AGH-302

Advanced Landscape Design

3

AGH-460

Design Capstone

2

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