Landscape Technology

Landscape Technology

Anoka Technical College offers three Landscape Technology  program options: an associate in applied science (AAS) degree, a diploma and a Landscape Technician certificate.

Each program offers students coursework in plant and soil science, landscape installation and design, landscape power equipment, nursery production, and plant identification, students expand their knowledge of the field of landscape horticulture.

The programs also develop the students' skills in 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.

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

The Anoka Technical College Landscape Technology associate in applied science (AAS) degree is a 72-credit program is 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.

PDF Program Guide

Prequisites

See Graduation Requirements.

Credits

  TOTAL CREDITS
 67
 Technical Education
54
 HORT1015  Soil Science and Fertility
4
 HORT1030  Plant Pests I
3
 HORT1045  Plant Pests II
4
 HORT1050  Woody Plant Materials I
3
 HORT1060  Woody Plant Materials II
3
 HORT1210  Greenhouse Operations
4
 HORT1230  Environmental Gardens  3
 LNSC1213  Specialty Landscapes
3
 LNSC1223  Sustainable Landscapes
3
 LNSC1230    Introduction to Turf and Grounds Management
3
 LNSC1240  Plant Production
4
 LNSC1250  Retaining Wall and Surface Design Construction
3
 LNSC1260  Landscape Design CAD
3
 LNSC1270  Supervised Occupational Experience
6
 LNSC1273  Supervised Occupational Experience
2
 
 Electives
3
 Select courses totaling three (3) credits from the following:
 HORT1310  Specialty Horticulture Crops
3
 TURF1210  Turfgrass and Grounds Management
3
 TURF1220   Introduction to Turfgrass Species
3
 TURF1240  Turfgrass Diseases
3
 TURF1250  Golf Course Construction and Design
3
 TURF1255  Turf Power and Equipment I
2
 TURF1260  Turf Power and Equipment II
3
 TURF1280  Golf Course Planning and Operations
3
 TURF1300  Irrigation Installation and Design
3
 TURF1310  Sports Turf Management
3
 TURF1320  Spanish for the Workplace
3
 
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
18
Eighteen (18) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required. Student isrequired to take:
 NSCI1020  Plant Science
3

The fifteen (15) remaining general education credits must be taken from the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). 

 

Program Sequence

 FIRST YEAR
 Fall Semester
 NSCI1020  Plant Science
3
 HORT1030  Plant Pests I
3
 HORT1050  Woody Plant Materials I
3
 LNSC1213  Specialty Landscapes
3
     
 TOTAL  
12*
 
 Spring Semester
 HORT1015  Soil Science and Fertility
4
 HORT1210  Greenhouse Operations
4
 LNSC1223  Sustainable Landscapes
3
 LNSC1270  Supervised Occupational Experience
6
     
 TOTAL  
17*
 
 SECOND YEAR
 Fall Semester
 HORT1230  Environmental Gardens
3
 LNSC1230    Introduction to Turf and Grounds Management
3
 LNSC1240  Plant Production
4
 LNSC1250  Retaining Wall and Surface Design Construction
3
     
 TOTAL  
13*
 
 Spring Semester
 HORT1045  Plant Pests II
4
 HORT1060  Woody Plant Materials II
3
 HORT1310  Specialty Horticulture Crops
3
 LNSC1260  Landscape Design CAD
3
 LNSC1273  Supervised Occupational Experience
2
     
 TOTAL  
15*

*Only the required general education course (NSCI1020) is included in this sequence. The additional 15 elective general education courses are not included, but are required for the degree. General education courses may be taken any semester and in any order.

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students must demonstrate basic competency in Math, English, and Reading. Competency may be demonstrated through achieving minimum cut scores in new student assessments (Accuplacer); through other assessment exemptions; or through successful completion of Basic Math, Basic English, and Reading courses, earning a “C” or higher before receiving a diploma or an associate in applied science degree.

Also see graduation standards in Anoka Technical College Student Handbook.

NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.

Transfer Opportunities

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

Faculty

Anoka Technical College Horticulture instructors bring more than 40 years of experience in the horticultural industry into the classroom.

The diverse backgrounds of each instructor - ranging from golf course management, small business operation, dairy and cattle farming, wholesale and retail nursery operation, fruit and vegetable production, and many years of teaching - enrich the Horticulture Department and contribute to providing students with a well-rounded Horticulture education.

The Anoka Technical College Landscaping Technology diploma is a 67-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.

PDF Program Guide

Prequisites

See Graduation Requirements.

Credits

  TOTAL CREDITS
 67
 Technical Education
57
 HORT1015  Soil Science and Fertility
4
 HORT1030  Plant Pests I
3
 HORT1045  Plant Pests II
4
 HORT1050  Woody Plant Materials I
3
 HORT1060  Woody Plant Materials II
3
 HORT1210  Greenhouse Operations
4
 HORT1230  Environmental Gardens
3
 LNSC1213  Specialty Landscapes
3
 LNSC1223  Sustainable Landscapes
3
 LNSC1230    Introduction to Turf and Grounds Management
3
 LNSC1240  Plant Production
4
 LNSC1250  Retaining Wall and Surface Design Construction
3
 LNSC1260  Landscape Design CAD
3
 LNSC1270  Supervised Occupational Experience
6
LNSC1273  Supervised Occupational Experience
2
 
 Electives
6
 Select courses totaling six (6) credits from the following:
 HORT1310  Specialty Horticulture Crops
3
 TURF1210  Turfgrass and Grounds Management
3
 TURF1220   Introduction to Turfgrass Species
3
 TURF1240  Turfgrass Diseases
3
 TURF1250  Golf Course Construction and Design
3
 TURF1255  Turf Power and Equipment I
2
 TURF1260  Turf Power and Equipment II
3
 TURF1280  Golf Course Planning and Operations
3
 TURF1300  Irrigation Installation and Design
3
 TURF1310  Sports Turf Management
3
 TURF1320  Spanish for the Workplace
3
 
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
10
Eighteen (18) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required. Student is required to take:
 NSCI1020  Plant Science
3

 The ten (10) remaining general education credits must be taken from the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Program Sequence

 FIRST YEAR
 Fall Semester
 NSCI1020  Plant Science
3
 HORT1030  Plant Pests I
3
 HORT1050  Woody Plant Materials I
3
 LNSC1213  Specialty Landscapes
3
     
 TOTAL  
12*
 
 Spring Semester
 HORT1015  Soil Science and Fertility
4
 HORT1210  Greenhouse Operations
4
 LNSC1223  Sustainable Landscapes
3
 LNSC1270  Supervised Occupational Experience
6
     
 TOTAL  
17*
 
 SECOND YEAR
 Fall Semester
 HORT1230  Environmental Gardens
3
 LNSC1230    Introduction to Turf and Grounds Management
3
 LNSC1240  Plant Production
4
 LNSC1250  Retaining Wall and Surface Design Construction
3
     
 TOTAL  
13*
 
 Spring Semester
 HORT1045  Plant Pests II
4
 HORT1060  Woody Plant Materials II
3
 HORT1310  Specialty Horticulture Crops
3
 LNSC1260  Landscape Design CAD
3
 LNSC1273  Supervised Occupational Experience
2
     
 TOTAL  
15*

*Only the required general education course (NSCI1020) is included in this sequence. The additional 15 elective general education courses are not included, but are required for the degree. General education courses may be taken any semester and in any order.

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students must demonstrate basic competency in Math, English, and Reading. Competency may be demonstrated through achieving minimum cut scores in new student assessments (Accuplacer); through other assessment exemptions; or through successful completion of Basic Math, Basic English, and Reading courses, earning a “C” or higher before receiving a diploma or an associate in applied science degree.

Also see graduation standards in Anoka Technical College Student Handbook.

NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.

Transfer Opportunities

The Anoka Technical College Landscape Technology diploma transfers directly into the associate in applied science (AAS) degree.

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

Anoka Technical College Horticulture instructors bring more than 40 years of experience in the horticultural industry into the classroom.

The diverse backgrounds of each instructor - ranging from golf course management, small business operation, dairy and cattle farming, wholesale and retail nursery operation, fruit and vegetable production, and many years of teaching - enrich the Horticulture Department and contribute to providing students with a well-rounded Horticulture education.

The Anoka Technical College Landscaping 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.

PDF Program Guide

Prequisites

See Graduation Requirements.

Credits

  TOTAL CREDITS
 29
 Technical Education
16
 HORT1030  Plant Pests I
3
 HORT1045  Plant Pests II
4
 HORT1050  Woody Plant Materials I
3
 LNSC1270  Supervised Occupational Experience
6
 HORT1060  Woody Plant Materials II
3
 HORT1210  Greenhouse Operations
4
 HORT1230  Environmental Gardens
3
 LNSC1260  Landscape Design CAD
3
LNSC1273  Supervised Occupational Experience
2
 
 Electives
9
 Select courses totaling nine (9) credits from the following:
 HORT1210  Greenhouse Operations
4
 HORT1230  Environmental Gardens
3
 HORT1310  Specialty Horticulture Crops
3
 LNSC1213  Specialty Landscapes
3
 LNSC1223  Sustainable Landscapes
3
 LNSC1230    Introduction to Turf and Grounds Management
3
 LNSC1240  Plant Production
4
 LNSC1250  Retaining Wall and Surface Design Construction
3
 
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
4
Four (4) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required. Student is required to take:
 NSCI1020  Plant Science
3

 The one (1) remaining general education credits must be taken from the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Program Sequence

 FIRST YEAR
 Fall Semester
 NSCI1020  Plant Science
3
 HORT1030  Plant Pests I
3
 HORT1050  Woody Plant Materials I
3
 Electives  
6
     
 TOTAL  
15*
 
 Spring Semester
 HORT1045  Plant Pests II
4
 LNSC1270  Supervised Occupational Experience
6
 Electives  
3
General Educations MnTC
3
     
 TOTAL  
14*

*Only the required general education course (NSCI1020) is included in this sequence. The additional 15 elective general education courses are not included, but are required for the degree. General education courses may be taken any semester and in any order.

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students must demonstrate basic competency in Math, English, and Reading. Competency may be demonstrated through achieving minimum cut scores in new student assessments (Accuplacer); through other assessment exemptions; or through successful completion of Basic Math, Basic English, and Reading courses, earning a “C” or higher before receiving a diploma or an associate in applied science degree.

Also see graduation standards in Anoka Technical College Student Handbook.

NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.

Transfer Opportunities

The Anoka Technical College Landscape Technical certificate transfers directly into the associate in applied science (AAS) degree and diploma programs.

To see how this program transfers to other programs, review the Anoka Tech articulation agreements at Minnesota Transfer. Articulation agreements are transfer agreements with specific programs and partnering schools. These agreements detail how specific courses transfer to a specific program at the partnering school. For a complete list of Anoka Tech’s articulation agreements listed by program please see this Minnesota Transfer link.

This program may also include Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) courses. MnTC courses transfer to meet MnTC general education courses throughout the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. MnTC courses from Anoka Technical College transfer to any MnSCU institution to meet the same goal areas that are met at Anoka Tech.

Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Records and Registration at all transfer schools for details about the institution’s transfer process and policies.

For more information please visit our Transfer page.

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

Anoka Technical College Horticulture instructors bring more than 40 years of experience in the horticultural industry into the classroom.

The diverse backgrounds of each instructor - ranging from golf course management, small business operation, dairy and cattle farming, wholesale and retail nursery operation, fruit and vegetable production, and many years of teaching - enrich the Horticulture Department and contribute to providing students with a well-rounded Horticulture education.

Awards

AAS Degree
Diploma
Certificate

Start Dates

Fall: August
Spring: January

Contact

Amy Moberg
763-576-4700

“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.”