Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

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 terms, 1 summer)

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, design students can 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.

The construction track in this program allows students the opportunity to actually build what a designer would put on paper. These students will learn site layout, lighting and hardscape installation techniques. Classes in this part of the program would include information about the latest trends in construction materials, equipment and green building.

Career opportunities: landscape designer for private homes or corporate campuses; garden center or greenhouse manager; salesperson; commercial grounds foreman; nursery production.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term I

AGH-112

Introduction to Turfgrass Management

3

AGH-236

Plant Material Maintenance

3

AGH-220

Plant Identification I

3

AGC-313

Leadership in Agriculture

1

AGH-110

Success in Horticulture

1

CON-134

Surveying and Site Layout

2

AGH-152

Landscape Design Techniques

3

AGH-162

Landscape Construction Lecture

2

AGH-164

Landscape Construction Lab

1

 

 

19

Term 2

AGH-102

Horticulture Math

3

AGH-221

Principles of Horticulture

3

COM-723

Workplace Communications OR

3

ENG-105

Composition I

 

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

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Construction or Design Track course

3

 

 

15

Term 3-Summer

AGC-932

Internship

3

 

 

3

Term 4

MGT-300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3

AGH-240

Plant Identification II

3

COM-744

Oral Communication in the Workplace

3

AGH-238

Soil and Water Conservation

3

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Construction or Design Track course

5

 

 

17

Term 5

AGH-253

Insects and Diseases

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

 

FLS-128

Conversational Spanish

3

AGH-200

Landscape Estimating and Bidding

2

AGH-301

Sustainable Site Management

2

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Construction or Design Track course

2

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

69

Construction Track courses

AGH-150

Equipment Operations

2

AGH-157

Equipment Operations Lab

1

AGH-166

Turfgrass and Landscape Irrigation

3

AGH-300

Hardscape Installation Techniques

3

AGH-282

Pesticide Application Certification

1

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

Optional courses

AGH-120

Herbaceous Plant Materials

3

AGH-127

Ornamental Plant Materials

3

AGH-131

Greenhouse Management

3

AGH-233

Plant Propagation I

3

AGH-275

Commercial Plant Production

3

AGH-293

Landscape Business Operations

2

AGH-264

Hydroponic Production

3

Diploma Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term I

AGH-220

Plant Identification I

3

AGH-110

Success in Horticulture

1

COM-723

Workplace Communications

3

AGH-157

Equipment Operations

2

AGH-150

Equipment Operations Lab

1

AGH-162

Landscape Construction Lecture

2

AGH-164

Landscape Construction Lab

1

 

 

13

Term 2

AGH-221

Principles of Horticulture

3

AGH-102

Horticulture Math

3

AGH-112

Introduction to Turfgrass Management

3

AGH-253

Insects and Diseases

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

 

 

 

15

Term 3

AGH-152

Landscape Design Techniques

3

AGH-127

Ornamental Plant Materials

3

AGH-236

Plant Material Maintenance

3

AGH-120

Herbaceous Plant Materials

3

AGH-158

Computer Applications for the Landscape Industry

2

 

 

14

Total program credit hours

42

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