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Turf and Landscape Design (AGB)
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Program Overview:
The Turf and Landscape Design certificate is designed as a stand-alone certificate for individuals specifically interested in training for the horticulture/lawn care industry. It will also serve the students of the Agricultural Technologies program (AAS degree) by increasing their marketability through cross-training within the agricultural field.

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Semester 1
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AGR 1111
Introduction to Soil Science
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Physical and chemical properties of soil are studied, including soil origin and formation, soil components, reading of soil surveys and legal descriptions, soil management and conservation.

AGR 1112
Introduction to Agronomy
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This course is designed to meet transfer requirements to a four-year institution. The course is a study of plant growth and development and the practical application of agronomic principles to crop production. Also included is the identification and control of weeds, insects and diseases; cultivating and harvesting methods; and major crops and their uses.

AGR 1261
Supervised Occupational Experience I
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The student will be placed with an agricultural business or operation for full-time training experience in the spring. The student will be supervised by the employer and the college coordinator. PREREQUISITE: 12 semester hours credit completed or concurrent enrollment in Agriculture or consent of the program coordinator. Variable internship hours based on 75 hours of work equated to 1 semester hour of credit.

HRT 1208
Introduction to Horticulture
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Introduction to Horticulture will acquaint the student with a basic understanding of plants' form and function. This course will cover employability opportunities and skills necessary for employment which will be reinforced throughout the remainder of the program.

Term Total
15
Semester 2
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AGR 1213
Soil Fertility & Fertilizers
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A study of the relationship between soil and crop nutrients. Includes fertilizer sources and materials, chemical forms of elements in the soil, reactions of fertilizers, and determination of fertilizer needs.

AGR 1214
Crop Protection
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This course studies the role of chemicals in crop production. Students investigate the use and safe handling of herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. Students will learn the identification and control of various weeds, insects, and diseases.

AGR 1221
Turf & Landscape Management
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This course studies the turf industry from the perspective of seed varieties, planting procedures, controls of weeds, insects and disease, and the overall scope of the turf industry. Also, landscape management is covered from the point of properly growing and installing landscape plant materials, as well as the overall scope of the landscape industry.

AGR 1262
Supervised Occupational Experience II
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The student will be placed with an agricultural business or operation for full-time training experience in the summer. The student will be supervised by the employer and the college coordinator. PREREQUISITE: 12 semester hours credit completed or concurrent enrollment in Agriculture or consent of the program coordinator. Variable internship hours based on 75 hours of work equate to 1 semester hour of credit. Follows Supervised Occupational Experience I.

TRK 1210
CDL Exam Preparation
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This course is designed to prepare a student for the written portion of the Commercial Driver's License exam and will follow the curriculum as set forth by the Secretary of the State of Illinois.

Term Total
14
Program Total
29


We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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