Tuesday – November 21, 2017

Landscape Horticulture (2017-2018)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Mequon Campus
Program Code: 10-001-4


For Information: 414-297-6315
Mequon Campus, 262-238-2200

 

Overview — Through hands-on coursework, learn a broad range of horticulture subjects, from plant maintenance and landscape planning to operation of equipment.

Sustainable and environmental horticulture operations; maintaining healthy trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants; selecting and installing plant material; operating equipment; and developing and executing landscape plans are covered to prepare you for careers in the horticulture/landscaping field.


For hands-on learning, the Mequon Campus features a greenhouse and extensively landscaped grounds. MATC’s program is certified by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). Each year, students participate in PLANET Student Career Days and in Tree Care Industry Association Student Career Days, and MATC’s Hort Club is a very active student organization.


Classes are offered full-time days or part-time evenings; students choose one of three program tracks: Design, Landscape Construction, or Landscape Maintenance and Arboriculture.
 

Career Pathway — You can earn the Landscape Horticulture Technician technical diploma on your way to completing this associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Career Outlook — Arborists, horticulturists, landscape designers and landscapers are in steady demand year-round. Typical career settings include landscape companies, garden centers, municipal parks and recreational properties. Possible careers also include grounds manager, garden center manager and landscape construction manager. 

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect graduates to:

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

 

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

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


Possible Careers
Arborist
Garden Center Manager
Grounds Manager
Horticulturist
Landscape Construction Manager
Landscape Designer
Landscape Sales
 

Related Programs
Landscape Horticulture Technician
Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology
Greenhouse Plant Production


Start Dates: August/January
Sixteen-wek terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

 

HORT-111

Introduction to Horticulture ^

3

 

(1)

 

HORT-122

Landscape Design I ^

3

 

(1)

 

HORT-114

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

Communications and Marketing

2

 

Select one of the following groups of courses:

   

Design Emphasis

   

(3)

 

HORT-119

Landscape Construction 1

3

 

(3)

 

HORT-123

Landscape Design II 

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 II

3

 

Landscape Maintenance and Arboriculture Emphasis

   

(3)

 

HORT-133

Turf Management and Related Equipment 

3

 

(3)

 

HORT-160

Landscape Plants  Trees ‡

2

 

(3)

 

HORT-127

Arboriculture I

3

 

(4)   HORT-161 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 ‡

 
 3 

 

 

 

ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 

 

(or) ENG-201‡ and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 

 

 


MATH-107


College Mathematics ‡


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

 

 

   


ELECTIVES


Suggested Electives: Six Credits Needed 

6
 
    HORT-128 Arboriculture II – Tree Climbing and Pruning    
    HORT-140 CAD Landscape Design 1    
    HORT-163 Native Plants – Fall    
    HORT-152 Greenhouse Production – Spring    


TOTAL CREDITS: 70

   

‡ Prerequisite required.

^ Counts toward earning the Landscape Horticulture Technician technical diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.


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

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.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated March 2017.