Plant Identification • Pest Control • Soil Evaluation • Landscape Design • Turf Management
Key Program Features
Solve complex issues affecting green spaces, while playing a role in preserving the richness and sustainability of our natural landscape. LLCC Horticulture provides classroom and hands-on training in turf establishment and care, pest identification and control, landscape installation, plant identification and landscape design. Career opportunities include working at nurseries, golf courses, botanical gardens, nature preserves and sod farms; in lawn care and landscape sales; and as entrepreneurs.
The National Association of Landscape Professionals reports that the field of professional landscaping is a $76 billion industry. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment in horticulture and landscape-related positions is expected to grow 5 to 6 percent from 2014-2024.
Degree and Certificate Programs
Join the growing multibillion dollar green industry by earning a degree or certificate. Find out more about the courses required for each of LLCC’s landscape design/turf management programs:
Time to completion: 2 years
This applied science program offers the option to select a landscape specialization or a turf management specialization. In addition, a 2+2 agreement established with Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville allows students completing the horticulture Associate in Applied Science degree at LLCC to transfer to SIUE to earn a bachelor’s degree in integrative studies.
Time to completion: 1 year
This program falls under regulations for “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation.” LLCC provides the gainful employment information for Landscape Design/Turf Management • Certificate of Completion in compliance with the “Program Integrity” and “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation” regulations as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (34 CFR 668.8).
Investment in Your Future
The 2018-2019 tuition rates for horticulture/landscape design/turf management (HRT), agriculture (AGR) and agri-business management (ABM) courses are $161.75 per credit hour for in-district students. Other program courses run the standard in-district rate of $129.50 per credit hour. Fees are $11 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.
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