Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Parks and Natural Resources

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)

If you enjoy the outdoors and have a deep concern for preserving and managing our precious natural resources, take a look at our Parks and Natural Resources program. As a student in this program, you’ll learn to maintain and build campgrounds and lake areas; identify and manage fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and nesting and game birds; operate and maintain equipment; manage plant material and land; and maintain park facilities.

Career opportunities: working in a city or county park as a park attendant or naturalist; working in conservation, landscaping or environmental education; working for a county conservation district.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Fall Term I

AGH-102

Horticulture Math

3

AGH-110

Success in Horticulture

1

AGH-123

Woody Plant Materials

3

AGN-105

Applications of Natural Resources

3

AGN-132

Plant Management for Parks

3

COM-744

Oral Communication in the Workplace

3

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Humanities requirement

3

 

 

19

Spring Term I

AGC-313

Leadership in Agriculture

1

AGC-932

Internship

3

AGH-141

Equipment Operations

3

AGH-144

Landscape Construction and Design

3

AGH-279

Botany for Horticulture

2

AGN-250

Park Maintenance Programs

3

COM-723

Workplace Communications or

3

ENG-105

Composition I

 

 

 

18

Fall Term II

AGH-152

Landscape Design Techniques

3

AGN-140

Plants of the Wild

3

AGN-220

Avian Wildlife

3

AGN-223

Aquatic Wildlife

3

AGN-244

Wildlife Management

3

AGN-248

Natural Resources Appreciation

3

 

 

18

Spring Term II

AGH-238

Soil and Water Conservation

3

AGN-226

Mammalian Wildlife

3

AGN-235

Park and Recreation Administration

3

AGN-240

Natural Resources Interpretation

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management or

3

BUS-161

Human Relations

 

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

70

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