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Landscape Horticulture (LH)

Description

The Landscape Horticulture program focuses on interior and exterior landscape design, installation, and management. Students complete foundation courses in horticulture, and then take additional technical courses in subject areas tailored to individual needs, including advanced landscape design, computerized landscape design, landscape construction, arboriculture, or greenhouse or nursery management. Core business courses prepare students for management positions.
 

Related Programs

Program Code

LH.AAB

Accreditation

The Landscape Horticulture degree program is industry-accredited by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Design landscapes
  • Manage horticultural businesses
  • Sell design and landscape services
  • Build and install patios, decks, walls,and walkways
  • Operate and maintain horticultural equipment. Properly install woody and herbaceous plants. Properly maintain plants, turf grasses,and grounds

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Florist
  • Horticulturist
  • Instructor/Curator/Writer
  • Irrigation Specialist
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Construction Specialist
  • Landscape/Grounds Manager or Foreman
  • Nursery/Greenhouse/Retail
  • Garden Center Manager

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$11/hr - $17/hr

Employment Outlook

Excellent. Green industry jobs are projected to increase significantly due to the advancement of new technologies. Graduate placement is extremely high because of a large number of existing employment opportunities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of landscape architects and grounds maintenance workers will grow by 13 percent through 2022.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • University of Cincinnati

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Ammon Wholesale Nursery
  • Brightview
  • Cincinnati Park Board
  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • CruCutters, LLC
  • Hamilton County Parks
  • Natorp Landscape Organization
  • Werbrich’s Landscaping

Co-op Salary Projections

$9/hr - $13/hr

Curriculum

Landscape Horticulture (LH)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
LH 105 Horticulture Occupations ( B) 1 1 1
LH 120 Soil Science and Plant Nutrition ( T) 2 2 3
LH 130 Woody Plant Materials ( T) 1 5 3
LH 125 Turfgrass Management ( B) 2 2 3
LH 140 Landscape Operations ( B) 2 3 3
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
Semester 2      
BUS 190 Professional Practices ( B) 1 0 1
LH 110 Horticulture Science ( G) 2 3 3
LH 151 Landscape Design 1 ( T) 2 3 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
XXX XXX Computer Elective (T)   2 3 3
MAT 1XX Mathematics Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 3      
LH 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Landscape Horticulture ( T) 1 40 2
LH 135 Herbaceous Plant Materials ( T) 2 3 3
LH 165 Landscape Construction ( T) 2 3 3
Semester 4      
ACC 101 Financial Accounting ( B) 2 2 3
LAW 101 Business Law ( B) 3 0 3
LH XXX Landscape Elective 1 (T)   2 3 3
XXX XXX Management/Marketing Elective (B)   3 0 3
Semester 5      
LH 205 Landscape Pests and Controls ( T) 2 3 3
LH 240 Landscape Management ( T) 2 3 3
LH XXX Landscape Elective 2 (T)   3 0 3
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective or Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 6      
LH 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Landscape Horticulture ( T) 1 40 2
Total Credits:   51 119 67

Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Computer Elective  
LH 155 Computer-Aided Landscape Design 3
IM 111 Computer Applications 1 3
IM 112 Computer Applications 2 3
IM 120 Electronic Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 3
Mathematics Elective  
MAT 105 Quantitative Reasoning for the Sciences 3
MAT 111 Business Mathematics 3
MAT 115 Pre-Statistics 3
MAT 120 Technical Mathematics 3
MAT 125 Algebra and Trigonometry 4
Landscape Elective  
LH 115 Floral Design and Marketing 3
LH 160 Irrigation Design, Installation, and Management 3
LH 175 Interior Plantscaping 3
LH 215 Arboriculture 3
LH 225 Greenhouse Management and Plant Production 3
LH 252 Landscape Design 2 3
LH 265 Landscape Grading, Drainage, and Surveying 3
Management/Marketing Elective  
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3
MGT 105 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 120 Entrepreneurship 3
MGT 130 Project Management 3
MKT 101 Principles of Marketing 3
MKT 110 Sales and Customer Relations 3
MKT 130 Professional Selling 3
Arts/Humanities Elective or Social/Behavioral Science Elective (select one course)  
Any Transfer Module course from ART, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE, or COMM 130  
or, any Transfer Module course from ECO, GEO, HST, LBR, POL, PSY, SOC, or SPN 101  

Contacts

Program Chair
Mark Deacon, MS
(513) 569-1644
Advisor
Heather Augustine, MS, LEED Green Associate
(513) 569-1645
heather.augustine@cincinnatistate.edu
Co-op Coordinator
Brian Hooten, MAOL
(513) 569-1634
brian.hooten@cincinnatistate.edu