Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2018-2019

Landscape Horticulture Studies

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)

Landscape Horticulture Studies AAS

Landscaping is so much more than just plants and patios! In our Landscape and Horticulture Studies program, students who like to be outside or work with their hands can explore new trends in design, hardscape installation and maintenance. In addition to traditional landscape classes, the science of plants, alternative food crop production, and sustainable site management are emphasized in this program. Students can elect to take classes that relate to greenhouse or nursery production, growing fruits & vegetables, and hydroponics.

The entire Kirkwood campus is an outdoor learning laboratory for our classes. Students will work on real world projects that require problem solving, communication with clients, and time management skills. Using computer, operating large equipment and learning to identify native and ornamental plants are just a few of the opportunities students will have while taking classes in our curriculum.

Landscape Horticulture Studies Diploma

Students in the Landscape Horticulture Studies program may elect to receive this Diploma after completing the courses below. Please consult with the Ag Sciences Department for more information regarding this option.

Plant Science Certificate

The Plant Science Certificate gives students the opportunity to specialize in newer trends within Horticulture production and focuses on alternative food crop production and sustainable practices. Emphasis will be placed on greenhouse, fruit & vegetable, and alternative production methods.

Landscape Design Certificate

Emphasis is on the design, installation and maintenance of landscaped spaces. Students learn how to work, how to identify plants, the principles of good design and how to install plant material. Students in the design track will develop problem solving and communication skills as well as work with computer design software.

Landscape Construction Certificate

Students in the construction track learn site layout, lighting and hardscape installation techniques. Students learn how to work, how to install plant material and the construction of hardscape features that complement the overall design.

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-221

Principles of Horticulture

3

AGH-102

Horticulture Math

3

COM-723

Workplace Communications OR

3

ENG-105

Composition I

 

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

AGH-156

Landscape Design II* OR

3

AGH-158

Computer Applications for the Landscape Industry* OR

 

AGH-157

Equipment Operations* OR

 

AGH-150

Equipment Operations Lab*

 

 

 

15

Term 3-Summer

AGC-932

Internship

3

 

 

3

Term 4

AGB-331

Entrepreneurship in Agriculture

3

AGH-240

Plant Identification II

3

COM-744

Oral Communication in the Workplace

3

AGH-238

Soil and Water Conservation

3

AGH-166

Turfgrass and Landscape Irrigation* OR

3

AGH-300

Hardscape Installation Techniques* OR

 

AGH-302

Advanced Landscape Design*

 

 

 

15

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-282

Pesticide Application Certification-Horticulture OR

1

AGH-460

Design Capstone

 

AGH-301

Sustainable Site Management

2

AGH-264

Hydroponic Production* OR

3

AGH-131

Greenhouse Management* OR

 

AGH-233

Plant Propagation I* OR

 

AGH-275

Commercial Plant Production*

 

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

67

*Must take 3 credits from this list

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

Plant Science Certificate Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term I

AGH-233

Plant Propagation I

3

AGH-275

Commercial Plant Production

3

-------

Program Elective

6

 

 

12

Term 2

AGB-331

Entrepreneurship in Agriculture

3

AGH-221

Principles of Horticulture

3

AGH-253

Insects and Diseases

3

-------

Program Elective

5

 

 

14

Total program credit hours

26

Program Electives

AGH-301

Sustainable Site Management

2

AGH-262

Fruit and Vegetable Science

3

VIN-106

Introduction to Viticulture

3

AGN-140

Native Plants

3

AGH-220

Plant Identification I

3

AGH-240

Plant Identification II

3

AGH-264

Hydroponic Production

3

AGC-932

Internship

2

AGN-280

Introduction to Forestry

3

AGH-236

Plant Material Maintenance

3

AGH-157

Equipment Operations

2

AGH-150

Equipment Operations Lab

1

AGP-333

Precision Farming Systems

3

AGA-114

Principles of Agronomy

3

AGA-154

Fundamentals of Soil Science

3

Landscape Design Certificate Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term I

AGH-152

Landscape Design Techniques

3

AGH-220

Plant Identification I

3

AGH-156

Landscape Design II

3

AGH-158

Computer Applications for the Landscape Industry

2

 

 

11

Term 2

AGH-302

Advanced Landscape Design

3

AGH-460

Design Capstone

2

AGH-240

Plant Identification II

3

 

 

8

Total program credit hours

19

Landscape Construction Certificate Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term I

AGH-166

Turfgrass and Landscape Irrigation

3

AGH-300

Hardscape Installation Techniques

3

CON-134

Surveying and Site Layout

2

 

 

8

Term 2

AGH-150

Equipment Operations Lab

1

AGH-157

Equipment Operations

2

AGH-282

Pesticide Application Certification-Horticulture

1

AGH-162

Landscape Construction Lecture

2

AGH-164

Landscape Construction Lab

1

 

 

7

Total program credit hours

15

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