Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Landscape Maintenance

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)

The Landscape Maintenance program includes elements from both the Golf Course and Athletic Turfgrass Management and Landscape Construction and Design programs. As a Landscape Maintenance student you’ll learn to install and manage trees, shrubs, annual and perennial plants; install and repair irrigation systems; install and maintain turfgrass; develop solutions for disease, pest and weed control; and operate and maintain equipment. You’ll also develop skills in landscape design and construction; computer literacy, and written and oral communication.

Career opportunities: manage the grounds of private homes or corporate campuses, employed by professional lawn care companies, work in the area of athletic field maintenance.

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-123

Woody Plant Materials

3

AGH-144

Landscape Construction and Design

3

AGH-236

Plant Material Maintenance

3

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Humanities requirement

3

 

 

16

Spring Term I

AGC-932

Internship

3

AGH-102

Horticulture Math

3

AGH-120

Herbaceous Plant Materials

3

AGH-141

Equipment Operations

3

AGH-253

Insects and Diseases

3

AGH-279

Botany for Horticulture

2

COM-723

Workplace Communications or

3

ENG-105

Composition I

 

 

 

20

Fall Term II

AGH-127

Ornamental Plant Materials

3

AGH-152

Landscape Design Techniques

3

AGH-165

Irrigation Installation and Repair

2

AGH-400

Athletic Field Maintenance

3

COM-744

Oral Communication in the Workplace

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management or

3

BUS-161

Human Relations

 

 

 

17

Spring Term II

AGH-156

Landscape Design II

3

AGH-163

Irrigation Design

2

AGH-211

Advanced Turfgrass Management

3

AGH-238

Soil and Water Conservation

3

AGH-293

Landscape Business Operations

2

AGH-425

Grounds Maintenance

3

 

 

16

Total program credit hours

69

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