Associate in Applied Science in Landscape Horticulture Urban Horticulture: Track II Landscape Contracting and Management

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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Landscape Horticulture program helps prepare students for careers as gardeners, technicians, supervisors, managers, or business owners in wholesale or retail nurseries, florists, landscape design and construction operations, or landscape management companies. In addition, the program helps prepare students for careers with local, state, and federal government agencies involved with the technical phases of the Landscape Horticulture industry.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Landscape Horticulture (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3030
Total Credits Required
62-68
Catalog Year
2019-2020

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Design and install complete landscapes and irrigation systems using blueprints, specifications, and appropriate landscape equipment.
  2. Design and manage a greenhouse facility.
  3. Apply knowledge of common landscape plants and their use to develop landscape and irrigation plans that meet the environmental, aesthetic and cultural needs of the customer.
  4. Effectively maintain and assess landscapes by synthesizing principles of plant growth and responses to particular soils, climate, sun exposure, water availability, nutrients and pests.
  5. Employ environmentally and socially responsible horticultural practices.
  6. Perform a cost analysis to develop competitive bidding for landscapes.
  7. Synthesize multiple sources of information to assist in decision making relative to landscape business operations (e.g. orders, inventory, scheduling).
  8. Utilize computer software program applications relevant to the field for communication skills, production decisions, business management and cost analysis.
  9. Demonstrate professional behaviors and abide by norms and conventions appropriate to the field.
  10. Employ effective oral, written, and visual communication skills to multiple stakeholders in a culturally sensitive and responsive manner.
  11. Operate equipment adhering to proper safety, ethical, and environmental protocols.
  12. Explain the physical and chemical properties of soil as they relate to pH, water, nutrients and organic matter.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers

$36,725

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include CPD150, CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AGB139 Agribusiness Computer Operations RC 3
AGL189 Landscape Design I Course offered Fall only RC 3
AGS164 Plant Growth and Development RC 4
CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry NS 3
CHM130LL Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory NS 1
First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course from the First-Year Composition area FYC 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AGS183 Urban Plant Identification And Use Course offered Spring only RC 3
AGS182AA Gardening Practices and Techniques RC 2
AGS260 Soils Course offered Spring only RC 4
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Or equivalent as indicated by assessment CR 3
First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course from the First-Year Composition area FYC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Oral Communication Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area COM 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area SB 3
AGS290 or
AGS296WC
Internship or Cooperative Education RC 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AGS284 Lawn And Turf Care Course offered Fall only RC 3
AGL181 Landscape Construction Techniques Course offered Fall only RC 3
CNS181 Cost Estimating Course offered Fall only RC 3
SSH111 Sustainable Cities Meets Humanities and Fine Arts area RC 3
Mathematics Any approved General Education course in the Math area MA 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AGB130 Establishing And Running An Agribusiness Course offered Spring only RC 3
AGS192 Urban Plant Care Course offered Spring only RC 3
AGS262 Irrigation Design, Installation, Operation, and Trouble Shooting Course offered Spring only RC 3
Oral Communication Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area COM 3
AGS268 Integrated Pest Management in the Cultivated Environment Course offered Spring only RC 4

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Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the Required Courses area.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

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