Landscape Horticulture (LH)


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.

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The Landscape Horticulture degree program is accredited by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).
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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


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Landscape Horticulture (LH)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
LH 105Horticulture Occupations ( B) 111
LH 120Soil Science and Plant Nutrition ( T) 223
LH 130Woody Plant Materials ( T) 153
LH 125Turfgrass Management ( B) 223
LH 140Landscape Operations ( B) 233
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
Semester 2  
BUS 190Professional Practices ( B) 101
LH 110Horticulture Science ( G) 233
LH 151Landscape Design 1 ( T) 233
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
XXX XXX Computer Elective (T)  233
MAT 1XX Mathematics Elective (G)  303
Semester 3  
LH 135Herbaceous Plant Materials ( T) 233
LH 165Landscape Construction ( T) 233
LH X9X Cooperative Education Elective 1: Landscape Horticulture (T)  1402
Semester 4  
ACC 101Financial Accounting ( B) 223
LAW 101Business Law ( B) 303
LH XXX Landscape Elective 1 (T)  233
XXX XXX Management/Marketing Elective (B)  303
Semester 5  
LH 205Landscape Pests and Controls ( T) 233
LH 240Landscape Management ( T) 233
LH XXX Landscape Elective 2 (T)  303
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective or Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)  303
Semester 6  
LH X9X Cooperative Education Elective 2: Landscape Horticulture (T)  1402
Total Credits:  5111967


First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Computer Elective
LH 155Computer-Aided Landscape Design3
IM 111Computer Applications 13
IM 112Computer Applications 23
IM 120Electronic Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel3
Mathematics Elective
MAT 105Quantitative Reasoning3
MAT 111Business Mathematics3
MAT 115Pre-Statistics3
MAT 120Technical Mathematics3
MAT 125Algebra and Trigonometry4
Landscape Elective
LH 115Floral Design and Marketing3
LH 160Irrigation Design, Installation, and Management3
LH 175Interior Plantscaping3
LH 215Arboriculture3
LH 225Greenhouse Management and Plant Production3
LH 252Landscape Design 23
LH 265Landscape Grading, Drainage, and Surveying3
Management/Marketing Elective
MGT 101Principles of Management3
MGT 105Human Resource Management3
MGT 120Entrepreneurship3
MGT 130Project Management3
MKT 101Principles of Marketing3
MKT 105Marketing and Customer Relations3
MKT 130Professional Selling3
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
Cooperative Education Electives (4 credit hours required)
LH 191Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Landscape Horticulture1
LH 192Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Landscape Horticulture1
LH 193Part-Time Cooperative Education 3: Landscape Horticulture1
LH 194Part-Time Cooperative Education 4: Landscape Horticulture1
LH 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Landscape Horticulture2
LH 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Landscape Horticulture2

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Mark Deacon, MS
(513) 569-1644
Heather Augustine, MS, LEED Green Associate
(513) 569-1645
Co-op Coordinator
Brian Hooten, MAOL
(513) 569-1634
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