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.

Our students study:

  • Plant and soil science 
  • Landscape installation and design, 
  • Landscape power equipment, 
  • Nursery production, 
  • 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 in Applied Science (AAS) degree is a 72-credit program. The program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in the landscape industries as:
  • Landscape construction technicians
  • Landscape construction supervisors
  • Plant production technicians 
  • Plant production supervisors

Prequisites

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

Credits

  TOTAL CREDITS
 72
 Technical Education Requirements
57
 Course Number  Course Title  Credits
 HORT 1015  Soil Science and Fertility
4
 HORT 1030  Plant Pests I
3
 HORT 1045  Plant Pests II
4
 HORT 1050  Woody Plant Materials I
3
 HORT 1060  Woody Plant Materials II
3
 HORT 1210  Greenhouse Operations
4
 HORT 1230  Environmental Gardens  3
 LNSC 1213  Specialty Landscapes
3
 LNSC 1223  Sustainable Landscapes
3
 LNSC 1233 
 Introduction to Landscape and Horticulture
3
 LNSC 1240  Plant Production
4
 LNSC 1250  Retaining Wall and Surface Design Construction
3
 LNSC 1260  Landscape Design CAD
3
 LNSC 1270  Supervised Occupational Experience
6
 LNSC 1273  Supervised Occupational Experience
2
 TOTAL    51
 
 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
 TOTAL    6
 * 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 isrequired to take:
 NSCI 1020  Plant Science
3
 General Education/MnTC Elective  12
 TOTAL    15

The twelve (12) remaining general education credits must be taken from the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). 

 

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    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    3
 TOTAL  
15

*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 in Applied Science (AAS), 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.

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

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College program 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 ans 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 Landscaping Technology diploma is a 57-credit program.  The program is designed to graduates for employment in the landscape industries as:

  • Landscape construction technicians
  • Landscape construction supervisors
  • Plant production technicians 
  • 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.

Prequisites

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

Credits

  TOTAL CREDITS
 67
 Technical Education Requirements

 Course Number  Course Title  Credits
 HORT 1015  Soil Science and Fertility
4
 HORT 1030  Plant Pests I
3
 HORT 1045  Plant Pests II
4
 HORT 1050  Woody Plant Materials I
3
 HORT 1060  Woody Plant Materials II
3
 HORT 1210  Greenhouse Operations
4
 HORT 1230  Environmental Gardens
3
 LNSC 1213  Specialty Landscapes
3
 LNSC 1223  Sustainable Landscapes
3
 LNSC 1233 
 Introduction to Landscapes and Horticulture
3
 LNSC 1240  Plant Production
4
 LNSC 1250  Retaining Wall and Surface Design Construction
3
 LNSC 1260  Landscape Design CAD
3
 LNSC 1270  Supervised Occupational Experience
6
LNSC 1273  Supervised Occupational Experience
2
 TOTAL    51
 
 Technical Electives
3
 Select courses totaling six (6) 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
 TOTAL    3
 * Please see your advisor for more elective options.
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
3
Three (3) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required. Student is required to take:
 NSCI 1020  Plant Science
3
 TOTAL    3

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   3
 TOTAL  
17

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), 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.

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

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College program 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

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 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.

Prequisites

None.

Credits

  TOTAL CREDITS
 29
 Technical Education Requirements

 Course Number  Course Title  Credits
 HORT 1030  Plant Pests I
3
 HORT 1045  Plant Pests II
4
 HORT 1050  Woody Plant Materials I
3
 LNSC 1270  Supervised Occupational Experience
6
 TOTAL    16
 
 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
 
 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 Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Program Sequence

 FIRST YEAR
 Fall Semester
 Course Number  Course Title  Credits
 NSCI 1020  Plant Science
3
 HORT 1030  Plant Pests I
3
 HORT 1050  Woody Plant Materials I
3
Technical Electives  
6
 TOTAL  
15*
 
 Spring Semester
 HORT 1045  Plant Pests II
4
 LNSC 1270  Supervised Occupational Experience
6
 Technical Electives  
3
 General Education/MnTC Elective
1
 TOTAL  
14*

*Only the required general education course (NSCI1020) is included in this sequence. The additional one (1) credit of elective general education/MnTC courses is not included, but is required for the degree. General education courses may be taken any semester and in any order.

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), 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.

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

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College program 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

 

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.”