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


PDF Program Guide

Prequisites

See Graduation Requirements.

Credits

  TOTAL CREDITS
 67
 Technical Education Requirements
54
 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 1230    Introduction to Turf and Grounds Management
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

 Select courses totaling six (6) credits from the following:
 HORT 1310  Specialty Horticulture Crops
3
 TURF 1210  Turfgrass and Grounds Management
3
 TURF 1220   Introduction to Turfgrass Species
3
 TURF 1240  Turfgrass Diseases
3
 TURF 1250  Golf Course Construction and Design
3
 TURF 1255  Turf Power and Equipment I
2
 TURF 1260  Turf Power and Equipment II
3
 TURF 1280  Golf Course Planning and Operations
3
 TURF 1300  Irrigation Installation and Design
3
 TURF 1310  Sports Turf Management
3
 TURF 1320  Spanish for the Workplace
3
 TOTAL    6
 
 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 1230  Introduction to Turf and Grounds Management  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 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.  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.


PDF Program Guide

Prequisites

See Graduation Requirements.

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 1230    Introduction to Turf and Grounds Management
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

 Select courses totaling six (6) credits from the following:
 HORT 1310  Specialty Horticulture Crops
3
 TURF 1210  Turfgrass and Grounds Management
3
 TURF 1220   Introduction to Turfgrass Species
3
 TURF 1240  Turfgrass Diseases
3
 TURF 1250  Golf Course Construction and Design
3
 TURF 1255  Turf Power and Equipment I
2
 TURF 1260  Turf Power and Equipment II
3
 TURF 1280  Golf Course Planning and Operations
3
 TURF 1300  Irrigation Installation and Design
3
 TURF 1310  Sports Turf Management
3
 TURF 1320  Spanish for the Workplace
3
 TOTAL    6
 
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
10
Ten (10) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required. Student is required to take:
 NSCI 1020  Plant Science
3
 General Education/MnTC Electives  7
 TOTAL    10

 The seven (7) remaining general education/MnTC 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 1230   Introduction to Turf and Grounds Management
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
 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/MnTC course (NSCI1020) is included in this sequence. The additional  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
  • Plant production technicians
 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.

PDF Program Guide

Prequisites

See Graduation Requirements.

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

 Select courses totaling nine (9) credits from the following:
 HORT 1210  Greenhouse Operations
4
 HORT 1230  Environmental Gardens
3
 HORT 1310  Specialty Horticulture Crops
3
 LNSC 1213  Specialty Landscapes
3
 LNSC 1223  Sustainable Landscapes
3
 LNSC 1230    Introduction to Turf and Grounds Management
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 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.”