Problem solve the complex issues affecting green spaces while playing a role in preserving the richness and sustainability of our natural landscape!
Classroom and Hands-on Training
- Turf establishment and care
- Pest identification and control
- Soil structure identification and evaluation
- Landscape installation
- Plant identification
- Landscape design
Career Opportunities for Program Graduates
- Golf courses
- Lawn care businesses as landscapers and entrepreneurs
- Sod farms
- Large institutional grounds
- Public gardens
Courses Available Spring 2018
- Landscape Lake Management (WLM 103) Jan. 17 – Mar. 7 (MOD III), Mon. and Wed. from 6-9:50 p.m. – This course teaches cultural treatment of landscape lakes, basins and other impounded water bodies for both adequate enjoyment and environmental protection. Students demonstrate their knowledge of indicator issues (algae, pond weeds, invasive species, etc.), sampling protocols and verification of cultural thresholds and of how to properly manage such urban-suburban landscape bodies of water. This course prepares students to take and pass their Illinois Department of Agriculture aquatic pest control applicator license. This class consists of two lecture hours and two laboratory hours.
*This WLM pilot course is offered at no cost to the student. Costs are covered by the TAACCCT grant.
- Landscape Lake Ecology (WLM 101) Mar. 19 – May 9 (Mod IV), Mon. and Wed. from 6-9:50 p.m. – This course introduces students to cultural landscape lake and basin ecology. Specific aquatic indices such as impacts from organic wastes, industrial chemicals and point/non-point source pollutants are covered. Students identify a healthy cultural landscape lake. This coursework involves extensive student participation, along with supplemental reading materials and lab presentations. This class consists of two lecture hours and two laboratory hours.
Degree and Certificate Opportunities
Join the growing multi-million dollar green industry with a certificate or degree in Horticulture.
Horticulture – Associate in Applied Science
This applied science program requires 60 credit hours within which you can select a landscape specialization or a turf management specialization:
Landscape Specialization – 21 credit hours
- CWE 101 Cooperative Education Work Experience
- HRT 206 Tree and Shrub Identification
- HRT 207 Landscape Construction or ABM 212 Agri-Business Internship
- HRT 208 Landscape Maintenance
- HRT 215 Landscape Design I
- HRT 216 Landscape Design II
- HRT 217 Landscape Design III
- HRT 218 Herbaceous Plant Identification
- HRT 219 Landscape Sales
Turf Management Specialization – 22 credit hours
- ESS 107 Golf
- HRT 103 Turf Management I
- HRT 109 Turf Management II
- HRT 220 Golf Course Operation or ABM 212 Agri-Business Internship
- WLM 101 Landscape Lake Ecology
- WLM 102 Landscape Lake Sampling
- WLM 103 Landscape Lake Management
2+2 Agreement with SIUE
A 2+2 agreement established with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville allows students completing the horticulture program at LLCC to transfer to SIUE to earn a bachelor’s degree in integrative studies.
Landscape Design/Turf Management – Certificate of Completion
Fall 2017 Semester Course Offerings Aug. 21-Dec. 7:
- HRT 100-01 Careers in the Horticulture – Tuesdays, 5-5:50 p.m.
- HRT 102-01 Plant Science – Mondays, 6-9:50 p.m.
- HRT 202-01 Pest and Pest Management – Thursdays, 5:30-10:20 p.m.
- HRT 215-01 Landscape Design I – Wednesdays, 6-8:50 p.m.
- HRT 217-01 Landscape Design III – Tuesdays, 6-8:50 p.m.
- HRT 218-01 Herbaceous Plant Identification – Mondays, 6-8:50 p.m.