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
Free Courses Available Fall 2017
LLCC is offering select courses in horticulture at no cost this fall.
The free course offerings are in eight-week modules with evening hours. Courses include:
- Landscape Lake Ecology (WLM 101) Aug. 19-Oct. 13 (Mod I), 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.
- Landscape Lake Sampling (WLM 102) Oct. 14-Dec.14 (Mod II), Mon. and Wed. from 6-9:50 p.m. – This course prepares students in a variety of sampling protocols for landscape aquatic settings. Toxicity tests and field sampling are taught, discussed and practiced. Once lake water sampling protocols are mastered, students learn how to interpret results. This course has an in-class and in-field setting. Extensive student participation is required.
The availability of these courses at no cost is made possible by funding from the U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training grant.
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.