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Landscape Horticulture Degree - curriculum
2012-13  Landscape Horticulture  Associate in Applied Science Degree —
Mequon Campus
Program Code: 10-001-4

This curriculum goes into effect starting with the fall 2012 semester.

This page was last updated in April 2012.

Overview — Landscape Horticulture is an associate degree program structured to prepare you for employment in the horticulture/landscape industry. With a base of core courses, this program allows you flexibility in selecting some of your courses. While many students are engaged in full-time day school, you have the option of participating in program courses offered in the evenings on a rotating basis. MATC’s Mequon Campus offers complete design, construction and equipment laboratories. Instruction on this campus is supported by an extensively landscaped area, which is used in course studies. MATC’s program is certified by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). Students participate in PLANET Student Career Days each year, and MATC’s Hort Club is a very active student organization.

Career Outlook — Horticulturists and landscapers are in steady demand to meet growing requests for installation and maintenance work on commercial, residential and recreational properties. Some graduates take positions as specialists or salespeople with garden centers. Companies supplying products to the horticulture industry are other sources of employment.

Job titles commonly assigned to horticulturalists’ positions include landscape designer, landscape technician, design/sales, construction technician, grounds manager, sales representative, garden center manager, pest control specialist, arborist, maintenance specialist and garden center specialist. Job duties may include designing landscapes, installing and maintaining design plans, garden center operations, installing plant material, diagnosing plant problems, operating equipment used in horticulture industries, developing and executing landscape maintenance plans, and estimating costs of labor and materials for job orders.

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect you as a job applicant to be able to:

  • Communicate effectively and work well with people
  • Have a positive attitude toward the job
  • Conduct client interviews and site analysis
  • Safely operate and maintain equipment
  • Have a good technical background in horticultural plants and their selection and maintenance

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment
  • A high school diploma or GED

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Possible Careers:

Arborist
Garden Center Manager
Grounds Manager
Landscape Designer
Landscape Sales
Landscape Technician

Related Program:

Liberal Arts and Sciences

For more information: 262-238-2300.

Curriculum effective 2012-13.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

HORT-111

Introduction to Horticulture

3

(1)

HORT-122

Landscape Design 1

3

(1)

HORT-114

Survey of Woody Ornamental Plants

3

(1)

 

HORT-116

Landscape Equipment

3

 

(2)

HORT-112

Horticulture Soils

3

(2)

HORT-113

Ornamental Plant Healthcare

3

(2)

 

HORT-159

Survey of Herbaceous Plants

2

 

(2)

 

HORT-126

Landscape Estimating and Bidding

3

 

(2)

HORT-118

Landscape Business Principles

3

(3)

HORT-125

Landscape Maintenance Applications

3

(4)

 

HORT-132

Horticulture Communications & Marketing

2

 

           

Select one of the following groups of courses:

Design Emphasis

(3)

HORT-119

Landscape Construction 1

3

(3)

 

HORT-123

Landscape Design 2

3

 

(3)

 

HORT-160

Landscape Plants - Trees

2

 

(4)

HORT-161

Landscape Plants - Shrubs

2

(4)

HORT-124

Landscape Design 3

2

Landscape Construction Emphasis

(3)

 

HORT-119

Landscape Construction 1

3

 

(3)

 

HORT-117

Landscape Equipment 2

3

 

(3)

 

HORT-121

Irrigation, Lighting and Ponds

3

 

(4)

 

HORT-120

Landscape Construction 2

3

 

 

 

 

 

Landscape Maintenance & Arboriculture Emphasis

(3)

 

HORT-133

Turf Management and Related Equipment 

3

 

(3)

 

HORT-160

Landscape Plants - Trees

2

 

(3)

 

HORT-127

Arboriculture 1

3

 

(4)

 

HORT-162

 

Landscape Plants - Shrubs

2

 

(4)

HORT-171

Exterior Plant Pests

2

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

ECON-195

Economics

3

OR Any 200-series ECON course

 

 


ENG-151 and


Communication Skills 1 ‡

 

 

 

 

ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 

OR ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 

 


MATH-107


College Mathmatics ‡


3

 

OR Any 200-series MATH course


 

 


NATSCI-184


Plant Biology
OR Any 200-series NATSCI course

 

 

 

 


PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


3

 

 

 

OR Any 200-series PSYCH course 

 

 

 

 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3

 

 

 

OR Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course

 

 

Suggested Electives: Six Credits Needed                                                 6

HORT-157

Production Horticulture

HORT-196

LandCADD 1 ‡

PHYED-210

An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness

                                                                      TOTAL CREDITS: 70



Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Prerequisite required.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with the GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, times, location or to register online, visit INFOnline.