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Landscape Horticulture Associate Degree

Program Code: 100014

Professionals are needed to design, install and maintain exceptional landscapes. As a Landscape Horticulture graduate, you can create pencil sketching of common landscaping ideas, design landscapes, build and install hardscapes and plants, write cost estimates for labor and materials, perform ground maintenance, safely operate landscape and construction equipment, and have a working knowledge of the safe use of pesticides. Plus you can propagate, grow, and sell all types of ornamental and greenhouse plants. You will hone your skills in NWTC's Landscape Horticulture Learning Center located right on the Green Bay Botanical Garden grounds, giving you the unique opportunity for hands-on learning on a 47-acre ornamental lab with display gardens and natural areas. NWTC's Landscape Horticulture Associate Degree is the only Wisconsin program hosted by an accredited college that is located on a botanical garden site.

Follow Your Path

• All credits in the following certificate(s) apply toward this associate degree:
• Landscape Installation, 610012
Some of the credits in the following certificate(s) apply toward this associate degree:
• Greenhouse Growers, 900012
• Plant Healthcare Management, 900015

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Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

Landscape Horticulture Technician: performs pencil sketching of common ideas, designs landscapes; builds and installs hardscapes and plants; writes cost estimates for labor and materials, performs ground maintenance, safely operates landscape and construction equipment. Has working knowledge of the safe use of pesticides.

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

• Grounds Manager
• Sales Representative
• Garden Center Manager
• Pest Control Specialist
• Garden Center Specialist
• Golf Course Maintenance Assistant
• Lawn Care Equipment Operator
• Turf Technician or Interior Plantscaper

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Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
• Students should have mastered basic math skills (whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, measurements).
.To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Program Availability

FULL TIMEFall 2017Spring 2018Summer 2018
Green Bay
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Application Checklist

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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Landscape Horticulture associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-001-110
Horticulture-Intro
3
10-001-110 HORTICULTURE-INTRODUCTION ...explore the horticulture industry, plant culture, identification, propagation, physiology, selected aspects of horticulture industry including fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, greenhouse systems, landscape techniques, home gardens, and turf.
10-001-117
Applied Botany
2
10-001-117 APPLIED BOTANY ...this course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge skills process and understanding of taxonomy, plant morphology, plant physiology, reproductive processes and environmental interactions.
10-001-158
Plant-Woody Ornamental
3
10-001-158 PLANT-WOODY ORNAMENTAL ...physiology, culture, identification, and use of primarily temperate woody plant materials appropriate for landscapes in northeastern Wisconsin. (Corequisite: 10-001-110, Horticulture-Introduction)
10-606-112
Computer Apps for Technicians
1
10-606-127
Landscape Dsgn Studio Intro
1
10-606-127 LANDSCAPE DESIGN STUDIO INTRODUCTION ...introduction to the techniques of hand drafting and rendering through studio exercises; drafting and sketching techniques include architectural lettering, isometric drawing, section and elevation views, using scales, rendering procedures, etc.
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: One of the following or the equivalent: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater; satisfactory reading and writing assessment scores OR Corequisite: 10-831-102, English Composition Prep OR Prerequisite: 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better)
10-809-197
Contemporary Amer Society
3
10-809-197 CONTEMPORARY AMER SOCIETY...the major social institutions within the American society: government, family, education, religion, and economic system.
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs.
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
SECOND SEMESTER
10-001-116
Horticultural Soils
2
10-001-116 HORTICULTURAL SOILS ...this course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge skills process and understanding of soil formation, fertility, evaluation, sound management practices and alternative mediums. (Prerequisite: 10-001-110, Horticulture-Intro)
10-001-154
Turf Management
3
10-001-154 NATURAL TURF MANAGEMENT...identification of turf grasses; course will examine natural low-maintenance turf, residential lawns and high intensity applications (i.e., golf courses, athletic fields). (Prerequisite: 10-001-110, Horticulture-Introduction)
10-001-159
Flowers-Herbaceous
3
10-001-159 FLOWERS-HERBACEOUS ...annuals/perennials/roses; using flowers/foliage effectively in the landscape; care of each flower emphasizing selection/tips to best utilize each flower; groundcover/vines included. (Corequisite: 10-001-110, Horticulture-Introduction)
10-001-180
Landscape Installation Intro
2
10-001-180 LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION INTRODUCTION ...investigate techniques used in landscape construction practices. These include the use of specific landscape tools, plan implementation methods, preliminary site survey methods, proper planting, equipment operations & installations of basic landscape features.
10-606-125
Landscape Design Technology
2
10-606-125 LANDSCAPE DESIGN TECHNOLOGY ...using computer and computer aided design software as tools for design communication. It is intended to be an introduction to the fundamental components of CAD in landscape design. Property lines, topography, site planning, hardscapes, planting plans, and section view graphics will be covered. (Prerequisite: 10-606-127, Landscape Design Studio; Recommendation: 10-606-112, Computer Apps for Technicians)
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS ...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: One of the following or the equivalent: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater; satisfactory math and reading assessment scores; 10-834-109, Pre Algebra with a “C” or better; 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better)
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCH HR/GENDER DIFF WKPLACE ...seminar on the tug of war men and women call communication in the workplace. Men's and women's values and the complication of interpretation of these values--confusing and different.
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
SUMMER SEMESTER
10-001-151
Landscape/Hort Internship
3
10-001-151 LANDSCAPE/HORTICULTURE INTERNSHIP ...job opportunities in the field, applying scholastic knowledge to practical applications, and cooperation with an employer. (Prerequisites: Accepted to the Landscape Horticulture Program; 10-001-158, Plant-Woody Ornamental; 10-001-159, Flowers-Herbaceous ; 10-001-122, Fundamentals Plant Nutrition; 10-001-153, Plant and Soil Science; 10-001-154, Turf Management; 10-001-180, Landscape Installation Intro)
SEMESTER TOTAL
3
THIRD SEMESTER
10-001-109
Landscape Installation-Adv
2
10-001-109 LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION-ADVANCED...builds upon landscape construction methods learned in Introduction to Landscape Installation. Possible projects include mixed material patios, retaining walls, water features, sustainable landscape elements, rain gardens, roof gardens, wooden structures, etc. (Prerequisite: 10-001-180, Landscape Installation-Introduction)
OR
10-001-108
Plant Propagation
2
10-001-108 PLANT PROPAGATION ...plant propagation and production techniques. (Prerequisite: 10-001-110, Intro to Horticulture)
10-001-170
Integrated Pest Management
2
10-001-170 INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT...various methods to combat plant pests in an environmentally responsible manner; using biorational techniques and strategies. (Prerequisite: 10-001-110, Horticulture-Introduction)
10-001-172
Landscape Maintenance
2
10-001-172 LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE ...identifying problems and cultural challenges in the landscape; pruning techniques, insect/disease problems, weed identification; soil fertility; resolve situations in the field. (Prerequisites: 10-001-110, Horticulture-Introduction; 10-001-153, Plant and Soil Science; 10-001-122, Fundamentals of Plant Nutrition)
10-001-174
Prin of Landscape Design/Graph
3
10-001-174 PRINCIPLES OF LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND GRAPHICS...residential design methods utilizing outdoor room concepts: function, design principles, and composition in developing a landscape plan; drafting, site analysis, graphics. (Prerequisites: 10-001-110, Horticulture-Introduction; 10-606-127, Landscape Design Studio Introduction)
10-104-191
Customer Service
3
10-104-191 CUSTOMER SERVICE ...customer service work environments, develop professional telephone etiquette and develop techniques to handle customer complaints.
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: One of the following or the equivalent: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater; satisfactory reading and writing assessment scores OR Corequisite: 10-831-102, English Composition Prep OR Prerequisite: 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better)
Elective 1
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-001-115
Landscaping-Applied
4
10-001-115 LANDSCAPING-APPLIED ...provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills, processes and understanding of applying the course work learned throughout the two years of the associate degree program. (Prerequisites: 10-001-170, Integrated Pest Management: 10-001-172, Landscape Maintenance; 10-001-174, Prin of Landscape Design/Graph)
10-001-141
Horticultural Operations
2
10-001-141 HORTICULTURAL OPERATIONS ...explore the operations of a horticultural enterprise. The focus will be on business objectives, regulations, estimating, record keeping, equipment and accepted practices. Sustainability, supervision and industry credentialing will also be examined.
10-001-184
Landscape Design Studio-Adv
3
10-001-184 LANDSCAPE DESIGN STUDIO-ADVANCED ...exploration of design elements through individual practicum; survey of landscape design history, land-use planning, topographic design, structural planning of retaining walls, ornamental ponds, bioretention, lighting theory, sustainable practices and bidding procedures. (Prerequisite: 10-001-174, Principles of Landscape Design and Graphics)
OR
10-001-130
Plant Interior
3
10-001-130 PLANT INTERIOR ...how to identify indoor tropical plants and blooming plants that are used in interior plantscaping. Includes identification, plant varieties, pests, diseases, and cultural requirements. Also designing with houseplants. (Prerequisite: 10-001-110, Intro to Horticulture)
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 RED-DEV WKPLCE DIV ...A mixture of theory and specific techniques related to Diversity Training and Cultural Sensitivity
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195-03 ECONOMICS-MODULE 1 ...scarcity, growth, aggregate supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, role of government in economics and in society.
SEMESTER TOTAL
15
TOTAL CREDITS
69
Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an institutional requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C.
Suggested Electives
10-090-121,
Organic
Gardening

Program Outcomes

• Communicate within the horticulture industry.
• Justify the selection of the appropriate woody plant(s) under the given circumstances for the project at hand.
• Justify the selection of the appropriate herbaceous plant(s) under the given circumstances for the project at hand.
• Execute IPM (Integrated Pest Management).
• Prescribe and execute proper landscape maintenance plans.
• Determine nutritional requirements of turf grasses and ornamentals.
• Analyze soil and its influence on plant life.
• Design and build landscapes.
• Implement a landscape construction design plan.
• Operate a transit.
• Use carpentry hand and power tools.
• Safely operate landscape equipment.
• Operate computer hardware system.
• Develop and deliver a landscape design presentation.
• Use CAD (Computer Aided Design).
• Receive training for Wisconsin Pesticide Certification exam.
• Propagate and grow horticulture plants.
• Use masonry hand and power tools.
• Design and install irrigation equipment.
• Diagnose and treat pest problems on ornamental plants.
• Identify and maintain tropical indoor plants.
• Utilize sustainable practices and biorational controls.

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Study Abroad Opportunities

• The International Studies staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor.

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