Landscape Technology

Landscape Technology

Anoka Technical College offers three Landscape Technology  program options: an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, a diploma and a Landscape Technician certificate.

Our students study:

  • plant and soil science,
  • landscape installation and design, 
  • landscape power equipment, 
  • nursery production, and
  • plant identification.

They develop these skills:

  • Crew supervision and management
  • Propagation and production of plants
  • Sales of plant materials and supplies
  • Operation and care of equipment
  • Turf and plant management
  • Specialty gardening
  • Arboriculture

The Anoka Technical College Landscape Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is a 72-credit program designed to prepare individuals for employment in the landscape industries as landscape construction technicians, landscape construction supervisors, plant production technicians or plant production supervisors.

Landscape employees construct and install plantings and landscape components for commercial and residential sites. Plant production employees produce and maintain plant materials for the landscape industry. 

The Landscape Technology program includes coursework in plant and soil science, landscape installation and maintenance, retaining wall design and construction, desk design and construction, landscape power equipment and nursery production practices. Complementary coursework is offered in communications, computer applications and customer service.

Prerequisites

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

Program Sequence

 FIRST YEAR
 Fall Semester
 Course Number  Course Title  Credits
 HORT 1030  Plant Pests I
3
 HORT 1050  Woody Plant Materials I
3
 LNSC 1233  Introduction to Landscape and Horticulture
3
 LNSC1250  Retaining Wall and Surface Design Construction
3
 TOTAL  
12
 
 Spring Semester
 HORT 1015  Soil Science and Fertility
4
 HORT 1210  Greenhouse Operations
4
 LNSC 1223  Sustainable Landscapes
3
 LNSC 1270  Supervised Occupational Experience
6
 TOTAL  
17
 
 SECOND YEAR
 Fall Semester
 NSCI 1020  Plant Science* 3
 HORT 1230  Environmental Gardens
3
 LNSC 1213   Specialty Landscapes
3
 LNSC 1240  Plant Production
4
 Technical Elective  See list below.
3
 TOTAL  
16
 
 Spring Semester
 HORT 1045  Plant Pests II
4
 HORT 1060  Woody Plant Materials II
3
 LNSC 1260  Landscape Design CAD
3
 LNSC 1273  Supervised Occupational Experience
2
 Technical Elective  See list below.
 3
 TOTAL  
15
 
 Technical Electives
6
 Select courses totaling six (6) credits from the following:
 HORT 1310
 Specialty Horticulture Crops
3
 TURF 1240
 Turfgrass Diseases
3
 TURF 1300
 Irrigation Installation and Design
3
 TURF 1310
 Sports Turf Management
3
 Please see your advisor for more elective options.
 
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
15
Fifteen (15) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required. Student is required to take:
 NSCI 1020
 Plant Science
3
 General Education/MnTC courses
 Remaining twelve must be taken from MnTC.
12

*Only the required general education course (NSCI1020) is included in this sequence. The additional twelve (12) elective general education/MnTC courses are not included, but are required for the degree. General education/MnTC courses may be taken any semester and in any order.

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, diploma or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.

Transfer Opportunities

The Golf Course Grounds Management program has articulated partnerships with two, four-year institutions:
  • University of Minnesota-Crookston campus for a Bachelor of Science degree in Golf Facilities and Turf Systems Management
  • Suny Cobleskill in New York for a Bachelor of Technology degree in Golf Turf Management

To see how program this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

Industry Information

Graduates of Landscape Technology program may find employment in a variety of setting, including garden centers, landscape installations, and ground maintenance. This training will develop the student's skills in landscape installation and construction, crew supervision and management, propagation and production of plants, sales of plant materials and supplies, operations and care of equipment, turf and plant management, specialty gardening and arboriculture.  

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Faculty

Amy Moberg
763-576-4004

For service during summer hours, contact Enrollment Services
763-576-7710

The Anoka Technical College Landscape Technology diploma  is a 57-credit program designed to prepare individuals for employment in the landscape industries as Landscape construction technicians, landscape construction supervisors, plant production technicians or plant production supervisors. Landscape employees construct and install plantings and landscape components for commercial and residential sites. Plant production employees produce and maintain plant materials for the landscape industry. 

The program includes coursework in plant and soil science, landscape installation and maintenance, retaining wall design and construction, desk design and construction, landscape power equipment and nursery production practices. Complementary coursework is offered in communications, computer applications and customer service.

Prerequisites

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completing basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

Program Sequence

 FIRST YEAR
 Fall Semester
Course Number Course Title
Credits
 HORT 1030  Plant Pests I
3
 HORT 1050  Woody Plant Materials I
3
 LNSC 1233
 Introduction to Landscape and Horticulture
3
 LNSC 1250  Retaining Wall and Surface Design Construction  3
 TOTAL  
12
 
 Spring Semester
 HORT 1015  Soil Science and Fertility
4
 HORT 1210  Greenhouse Operations
4
 LNSC 1223  Sustainable Landscapes
3
 LNSC 1270  Supervised Occupational Experience
6
 TOTAL  
17
 
 SECOND YEAR
 Fall Semester
 HORT 1230  Environmental Gardens
3
 LNSC 1213  Specialty Landscapes 3
 LNSC 1240  Plant Production
4
 NSCI 1020  Plant Science
3
 TOTAL  
16
 
 Spring Semester
 HORT 1045  Plant Pests II
4
 HORT 1060  Woody Plant Materials II
3
 LNSC 1260  Landscape Design CAD
3
 LNSC 1273  Supervised Occupational Experience
2
 HORT 1310
 Specialty Horticulture Crops
3
 Technical Elective  See list below.
3
 TOTAL  
17
 
 Technical Electives
3
 Select course totaling three (3) credits from the following:
 HORT 1310
 Specialty Horticulture Crops
3
 TURF 1220
 Introduction to Turfgrass Species
3
 TURF 1255
 Turf Power and Equipment I
2
 TURF 1300
 Irrigation Installation and Design
3
Please see your advisor for more elective options.

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, diploma or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.

Transfer Opportunities


The Golf Course Grounds Management program has articulated partnerships with two, four-year institutions:
  • University of Minnesota-Crookston campus for a Bachelor of Science degree in Golf Facilities and Turf Systems Management
  • Suny Cobleskill in New York for a bachelor of technology degree in Golf Turf Management
To see how this program may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

Industry Information

Anoka Technical College Landscape Technology program gradiates may find employment in a variety of settings, including garden centers, landscape installations and grounds maintenance.

The program develops the students' skills in landscape installation and construction, crew supervision and management, propagation and production of plants, sales of plant materials and supplies, operation and care of equipment, turf and plant management, specialty gardening and arboriculture.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty

Amy Moberg
763-576-4004

For service during summer hours, contact Enrollment Services
763-576-7710

 

The Anoka Technical College Landscape Technology certificate is a 29-credit program designed to prepare individuals for employment in the landscape industries as landscape construction technicians, landscape construction supervisors, plant production technicians or plant production supervisors. Landscape employees construct and install plantings and landscape components for commercial and residential sites. Plant production employees produce and maintain plant materials for the landscape industry.

The program includes coursework in plant and soil science, landscape installation and maintenance, retaining wall design and construction, surface design and construction, deck design and construction, landscape power equipment and nursery production practices. Complementary coursework is offered in communications, computer applications and customer service.

Prerequisites

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

Program Sequence

FIRST YEAR
 29
Fall Semester

 Course Number  Course Title  Credits
 HORT 1030  Plant Pests I
3
 HORT 1050  Woody Plant Materials I
3
 NSCI 1020
 Plant Science
3
 Technical Elective
 See list below.
6
 TOTAL    15
 
 Spring Semester
 HORT 1045
 Plant Pests II
4
 LNSC 1270
 Supervised Occupational Experience
6
 Technical Elective
 See list below.
3
 General Education/MnTC courses
 See list below.
1
 TOTAL
  14
 
 Technical Electives
9
 Select courses totaling nine (9) credits from the following:
 HORT 1210  Greenhouse Operations
4
 LNSC 1213  Specialty Landscapes
3
 LNSC 1223  Sustainable Landscapes
3
 LNSC 1260
 Landscape Design CAD
3
 LNSC 1240  Plant Production
4
 LNSC 1250  Retaining Wall and Surface Design Construction
3
 TOTAL    9
 Please see your advisor for more elective options.
 General Education/MnTC Requirements

Four (4) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required. Student is required to take:
 NSCI 1020  Plant Science
3
 General Education/MnTC Elective 1
 TOTAL   4

The one (1) remaining general education credits must be taken from the MNTC goal area. 

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, diploma or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.

Transfer Opportunities

The Golf Course Grounds Management program has articulated partnerships with two, four-year institutions:
  • University of Minnesota-Crookston campus for a Bachelor of Science degree in Golf Facilities and Turf Systems Management
  • Suny Cobleskill in New York for a bachelor of technology degree in Golf Turf Management
To see how this program may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

Industry Information

Anoka Technical College Landscape Technology program graduates may find employment in a variety of settings, including garden centers, landscape installations and grounds maintenance.

The program develops the students' skills in landscape installation and construction, crew supervision and management, propagation and production of plants, sales of plant materials and supplies, operation and care of equipment, turf and plant management, specialty gardening and arboriculture.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty

Amy Moberg
763-576-4004

For service during summer hours, contact Enrollment Services
763-576-7710

 

Awards

AAS Degree
Diploma
Certificate

Start Dates

Fall: August
Spring: January

Contact

Amy Moberg
763-576-4700

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710

“The best part about our learning community in the Horticulture program at Anoka Technical College is watching students gain the confidence and ability they need to succeed outside our walls.”