Landscape Horticulture

Landscape Horticulture - A.A.S. Degree

Recommended Course Sequence

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
LAHT 1000 Plant Science
Description
LAHT 1000 This course covers the study of biology of higher plants, including morphology, physiology, and taxonomy. Emphasis is placed on knowledge relevant to landscape horticulture. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 03/24/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: LAHT1000

2
LAHT 1010 Soil Science
Description
LAHT 1010 This course covers the study of the fundamentals of soil and their use in horticulture. The course is an overview of the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils, their classification and management, and soil fertility. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/24/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: LAHT1010

3
LAHT 1100 Woody Plant Materials I
Description
LAHT 1100 This course covers the identification and use of woody plants, including trees, shrubs, and evergreens, in Minnesota landscapes. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 03/24/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: LAHT1100

2
LAHT 1110 Woody Plant Materials II
Description
LAHT 1110 This course covers the identification and use of woody plants, including trees, shrubs, and evergreens, in Minnesota landscapes. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 09/29/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: LAHT1110

2
LAHT 1200 Plant Pests
Description
LAHT 1200 This course is an overview of the biology, identification, and control of weeds, insects, and infectious and non-infectious diseases common to landscapes of Minnesota. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/23/1998 - 05/19/2015

Course Outline: LAHT1200

3
LAHT 1300 Landscape Construction I
Description
LAHT 1300 This course covers the study and practice of the skills necessary to install landscape plantings and materials. Sample subjects include planting, edging, mulching, retaining walls, decks, patios, and fences. This course emphasizes plantings. Building codes and permits are also discussed. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/24/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: LAHT1300

3
LAHT 1310 Plant Maintenance
Description
LAHT 1310 This course covers the maintenance of landscape plants other than turf by proper cultural practices, including pruning, fertilizing, damage repair, and support. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 03/24/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: LAHT1310

2
LAHT 1320 Turf Management
Description
LAHT 1320 This course is an introduction to establishing and maintaining turf, including turf species identification, seeding, sodding, fertilization, aeration, and other cultural practices. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/24/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: LAHT1320

3
LAHT 1420 Protected Horticulture
Description
LAHT 1420 This course presents basic concepts of growing plants under protective cover or in containers so as to better control the above and/or below ground environment. This course is applicable to anyone who grows plants in greenhouses, cold frames, interior landscapes, ornamental containers and elsewhere.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/23/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: LAHT1420

3
LAHT 1502 Safety and Equipment
Description
LAHT 1502 This course is an introduction to the safe use and basic maintenance of tools and equipment. Personal safety issues as well as legal issues are discussed. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 02/11/1999 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: LAHT1502

1
LAHT 1600 Landscape Design I
Description
LAHT 1600 This course is an introduction to design theory and drafting techniques. Basic design elements, site characteristics, and history of landscape design are discussed. Students are taught basic drafting skills and are prepared to create and read simple landscape plans. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/23/1998 - 05/19/2015

Course Outline: LAHT1600

3
LAHT 2000 Herbaceous Plant Materials
Description
LAHT 2000 This course is an introduction to annuals, perennials, groundcovers, ornamental grasses, and other herbaceous plants grown in Minnesota. Students identify and name assigned plants as well as supply information about the use and culture of each. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 03/24/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: LAHT2000

2
LAHT 2500 Landscape Business Management
Description
LAHT 2500 This course is an overview of the requirements needed for successful management in a landscape business. Subjects include personnel management, sales and marketing, government issues and basic concepts of consumerism, pricing and distribution. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 03/23/1998 - 05/19/2015

Course Outline: LAHT2500

4
LAHT 2510 Landscape Estimating
Description
LAHT 2510 This course is an overview of the competitive bidding process including job estimating, proposal writing, and project specifications. It includes practice in completing business records common to the landscape horticulture industry.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/23/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: LAHT2510

3
LAHT 2605 Introduction to Sustainable Landscape Practices
Description
LAHT 2605 The ability of Earth's ecosystems to sustain life as we know it is coming under increasing pressure from the demands of our consumer oriented society. If future generations are to inherit a healthy planet then we will need to rethink the way we live our lives right down to the way we landscape our back yards, school grounds and city parks. This course will introduce students to the broader concepts and definitions of sustainability - meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs - and illustrate how those concepts can translate to the site specific scale and influence our approach to the design of our local landscapes. While acknowledging the underlying premise of reduced - reuse - recyle this course will introduce students to topics including landscaping with native plants, water resources management (rain gardens and shoreline plantings) green roofs and concepts of Permaculture that can be applied to future landscape projects. This course will consist of classroom lectures and fieldtrips to natural areas and built projects that demonstrate current examples of sustainable landscape practices. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 08/25/2008 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: LAHT2605

2
LAHT 2970 Internship
Description
LAHT 2970 Internship

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 08/23/2004 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: LAHT2970

1
LAHT 2970 Internship
Description
LAHT 2970 Internship

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 08/23/2004 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: LAHT2970

1
LAHT 2970 Internship
Description
LAHT 2970 Internship

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 08/23/2004 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: LAHT2970

1
LAHT 2970 Internship
Description
LAHT 2970 Internship

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 08/23/2004 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: LAHT2970

1
Technical Elective(s)* 15
Total Core Credits: 57

General Education Courses

Course Title Credits
ECON 1100 Microeconomics
Description
ECON 1100 This course is an introduction to: price mechanisms, supply and demand, resource allocation, analysis of market structures, distribution of income, and business decisions with regard to cost analysis. Meets MnTC Goal 5

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 06/03/2002 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 5

Course Outline: ECON1100

3
ENGL 1150 Composition I
Description
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning. Meets MnTC Goal 1 - PREREQUISITES: Student must score an 86 or above on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills assessment OR complete developmental courses through English Essentials AND score a 78 or higher on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Assessment OR complete College Reading I or II.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/24/2009 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 1

Course Outline: ENGL1150

3
SPEE 1020 Interpersonal Communication
Description
SPEE 1020 This course focuses on the practical and theoretical concepts of human communications and the styles used in personal, social and professional environments. Students will also acquire skills in critical thinking, perception, listening, emotional communication, verbal and non-verbal expressions and conflict resolution. Meets MnTC Goal 7

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/26/1999 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 7

Course Outline: SPEE1020

3
General Education Elective(s)** 3
General Education Elective(s) (MnTC Goal 3 or Goal 4 )*** 3
Total General Education Credits: 15
Total Program Credits: 72
* Select Technical electives from the following subject areas: LAHT .
** Select General Education electives from any MnTC goal area.
*** Select General Education electives from MnTC goal area.