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Horticulture and Cultivation • Associate in Applied Science

Occupational Program

Colleague Code: AAS.LDTM

Curriculum Code: HRT 215

Program Information:

Successful completion of the Horticulture and Cultivation AAS program will provide students with required knowledge, skills, and certifications to obtain a career in the green industry. This program incorporates classroom, lab, and internship learning experiences. The Horticulture and Cultivation program courses include plant growth, soils, fertilizers, pest management, turf management and landscape design and installation. Careers upon graduation include turf and landscape management, landscape design and installation, nursery sales and management, specialty crop production.

This applied science program of study must be taken in its entirety to meet degree requirements.

For Program Information Contact:

Department of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at 217-786-4987, Program Specialist Holly Bauman at 217-786-2276, or Program Coordinator Bill Harmon at 217-786-2573.

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester:

HRT 103Turf Management I

3

HRT 218Herbaceous Plant Identification

2

ABM 103Soils

3

OR

AGR 203Soil Science

4

AGR 205Horticulture Science

3

OR

HRT 102Plant Science

3

ESI 101Employability Skills

2

EGL 101Composition I

3

OR

EGL 103Career Communications

3

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Second Semester:

HRT 206Tree and Shrub Identification

3

HRT 208Landscape Maintenance

3

ABM 104Fertilizers

3

ABM 201Integrated Pest Management

3

TEM 103Vocational-Technical Math

3

OR

Mathematics Selection

3-5

Total Credit Hours:15-17

Third Semester:

HRT 207Landscape Construction

3

HRT 215Landscape Design I

2

Social Science Selection

3

CMN 101Public Speaking Fundamentals

3

OR

CMN 104Interpersonal Communication

3

Program Course Selection

3

Program Course Selection

1-3

Total Credit Hours:15-17

Fourth Semester

HRT 216Landscape Design II

3

ABM 212Agri-Business Internship

3

Laboratory Science Elective

4

Program Course Selection

3

Program Course Selection

1-3

Total Credit Hours:14-17

Course Requirements:

Required General Education Courses

Please see your Student Success Coach for course planning.

EGL 101Composition I

3

OR

EGL 103Career Communications

3

CMN 101Public Speaking Fundamentals

3

OR

CMN 104Interpersonal Communication

3

TEM 103Vocational-Technical Math

3

OR

Mathematics Selection

3-5

Laboratory Science Elective

4

Social Science Selection

3

Total Credit Hours:16-18

Required Program Courses

HRT 103Turf Management I

3

HRT 206Tree and Shrub Identification

3

HRT 207Landscape Construction

3

HRT 208Landscape Maintenance

3

HRT 215Landscape Design I

2

HRT 216Landscape Design II

3

HRT 218Herbaceous Plant Identification

2

ABM 103Soils

3

OR

AGR 203Soil Science

4

AGR 205Horticulture Science

3

OR

HRT 102Plant Science

3

ABM 104Fertilizers

3

ABM 201Integrated Pest Management

3

ABM 212Agri-Business Internship

3

ESI 101Employability Skills

2

Total Credit Hours:36-37

Program Course Selection

Choose 8-12 credit hours from the courses listed below. 

ABM 202Agri-Business Sales and Management

3

AFO 208Applied Skills in Agricultural Mechanization

3

AGR 109Agriculture Computer Applications

3

AGR 208Introduction to Agricultural Mechanics

3

BIO 150Introduction to Prairie Restoration

2

BIO 180Invasive Plants

1

BIO 240Local Flora - Identification of Plants of Illinois

3

BUS 125Entrepreneurship

3

BUS 127E-Business Strategy

3

BUS 205Effective Selling

3

HRT 219Landscape Sales

3

Total Credit Hours:5-8