Landscape Horticulture

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Program Information

  • Location: Mequon Campus
  • Pathway: Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation
  • Program Code: 10-001-4
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Program

DESCRIPTION

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.

Each year, students participate in the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) Student Landscape Competition and Career Days, as well as the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) Student Career Days. MATC’s Horticulture 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 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.


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Detailed Program Information

Curriculum

TECHNICAL STUDIES

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

 

HORT-111

Introduction to Horticulture ^

3

 

(1)

 

HORT-112

Horticulture Soils ^

3

 

(1)

 

HORT-114

Woody Ornamental Plants ^

3

 

(1)

 

HORT-116

Landscape Equipment ^

3

 

(2)

 

HORT-122

Landscape Design I ^

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

 

 

 

 

ENG-151 

Communication Skills 1 ‡

 3

 

 

 

& ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 

 

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

 

 


 

 


NATSCI-112


Principles of Sustainability

 
3

 

 
 
  (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: 64

   

‡ 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.

Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Analyze growing media
  • Diagnose plant health
  • Communicate as a horticulture professional
  • Apply design principles
  • Provide horticulture maintenance
  • Apply the principles of plant science

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.

Possible Careers

  • Arborist
  • Garden Center Manager
  • Grounds Manager
  • Horticulturist
  • Landscape Construction Manager
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Sales

Scholarships

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Last updated: 01/31/2020