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Technical Program - Horticulture - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL

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Horticulture (CRT.HRT)

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Horticulture Lake Land College The Horticulture certificate is designed for students seeking educational training and employment in the industries of landscaping, greenhouse management, plant propagation, nursery management, golf course management and turfgrass management. In addition to 33 credit hours of specialized courses in horticulture, business and soil science, students will receive 12 weeks of supervised occupational experience at approved internship locations.


Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by the student's degree audit.


For more information contact:
Dyke Barkley
217-234-5569
dbarkley@lakelandcollege.edu

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Horticulture Program Coordinator
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
1 Course only offered in summer semester
2 N/A




First Year
First Semester
HRT 201
A study and introduction to the principles and practices involved in the development, production, and use of horticultural crops (fruits, vegetables, greenhouse, turf, nursery, floral, and landscape). Course will include a broad overview of the green industry including propagation, production and design.

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Introduction to Horticulture +
3
HRT 061
A study in the identification of deciduous trees and shrubs used primarily in landscaping. Emphasis is placed on cultural requirements of the plants, their natural habitat, and plant usage.

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Woody Plant Identification +
3
HRT 066
Methods of establishment and maintenance of turfgrass for lawns, public grounds, and recreational areas. Also includes the identification and management of plant and soil materials in different environments.

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Turf Management +
3
HRT 082
Students will learn construction methods for residential and small commercial landscapes; selection and installation of plants; techniques and uses of materials related to various landscape features; prepare cost estimates; control of landscape diseases and pests; and maintenance of landscape areas.

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Landscape Construction and Maintenance +
3
AGR 040
Applications of mathematics as it applies to the operation of grain and livestock farms, agriculture business and agriculture mechanization.

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Agricultural Mathmatics +
2.5
AGR 050
Planned learning activities and experiences designed to cover soil development, functions of soil minerals, soil types, and their class. A major study of soil types in Illinois and Indiana and their conservation practices are included.

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Soils +
3.5 - 4
AGR 205
Application of the basics in the physical, chemical, and biological aspects in soils. Soils of Illinois and Indiana are emphasized along with concepts of fertility, conservation, and field descriptions.

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or
Soil Science
 
  Total Semester Hours:
18 - 18.5
 
Second Semester
HRT 063
A study in the identification, selection, use, propagation, and cultural requirements of woody and herbaceous ground covers, vines, needled evergreens, and broad-leaved evergreen plants.

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Evergreens, Vines, and Ground Covers +++
3
HRT 071
A study in the identification, selection, and use of herbaceous plants primarily used in the landscape, including perennials, biennials, ornamental grasses, wildflowers and specialty annuals. Emphasis is placed on cultural requirements of the plants, propagation, and plant usage.

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Herbaceous Landscape Plants 1 (Perennials) +++
3
HRT 076
A study of the commercial production of floricultural crops, including greenhouse construction, management and operation. Attention will be given to the production of better plants through the study of temperature, light, soil, nutrition, scheduling, propagation methods, and plant breeding.

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Greenhouse Management/Production +++
3
HRT 081
This class will cover the basic principles of landscape design, methods and techniques of the landscape design process for residential and commercial settings, including an appreciation of various landscape theories and objectives, art in landscape design, and special landscape problems.

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Landscape Design +++
3
HRT 091
This course provides introductory on the job experience as a full-time employee in selected horticulture production or landscaping.

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Supervised Occupational Experience I
3.5
  Total Semester Hours:
15.5
 
Summer Term
HRT 072
Covers the identification and use of flowering (bedding) annuals, specialty annuals, and tropical plants used for outdoor displays. Improvement in selection, changes in marketing and branding, and new trends are discussed. Emphasis is placed on use in the Illinois landscape.

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Herbaceous Landscape Plants 2 (Annuals) 1
3
HRT 092
This course provides intermediate level on the job experience as a full-time employee in selected horticulture production or landscaping occupation.

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Supervised Occupational Experience II
2.5
  Total Semester Hours:
5.5
 


Total Program Hours: 39 - 39.5

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