Landscape Management

Piedmont Technical College offers a Landscape Management certificate which may be combined with core courses for eligibility for an Associate in Applied Science, major in Horticulture Technology.

The purpose of the Landscape Management Certificate is to cultivate enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and skilled professionals that are equipped for careers in the field of landscape and grounds management, including the management of trees, shrubs, annuals, and turfgrass by providing them with theoretical and hands-on, industry and research backed training in the latest landscape management sciences, practices, technologies and equipment.

Required Courses
 

REQUIRED COURSE INFORMATION  
Courses Credit Hours
CWE 101 Cooperative Work Experience Preparation 1.0
HRT 107 Woody Ornamentals 2.0
HRT 108 Annuals and Perennials  2.0
HRT 121 Commercial Irrigation 3.0
HRT 141 Horticulture Pest Control 4.0
HRT 241 Turfgrass Management 3.0
HRT 254 Landscape Maintenance 2.0
HRT 255 Urban Tree Care 3.0
   
Subtotal 20.0
Total Credit Hours 20.0

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Landscape Management Certificate is to cultivate enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and skilled professionals that are equipped for careers in the field of landscape and grounds management, including the management of trees, shrubs, annuals, and turfgrass by providing them with theoretical and hands-on, industry and research backed training in the latest landscape management sciences, practices, technologies and equipment.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Maintain healthy and well-manicured lawns, golf courses, athletic fields, and landscapes.
  2. Diagnose and provide solutions for biotic and abiotic plant problems utilizing principles of Integrated Pest Management.
  3. Visually identify ornamental plants and provide their scientific names, growth habit, and cultural requirements for optimal growth in the landscape.
  4. Design, install, and troubleshoot basic residential and commercial irrigation systems.
  5. Provide specialized care for trees grown in the urban environment. 

 

Advisement Information

Program notes

  • The best time to start this program is fall.  Advise for general education or developmental courses if students start any other semester.  If student starts in the fall, developmental or transitional classes can be scheduled around program classes, and program classes should be taken as they appear in the academic catalog.
     
  • Every course in the HRT7 certificate applies toward the Associate in Applied Science - Major in Horticulture Technology degree.

Notes about individual classes

  • Please note that the following classes are offered in the fall semester at the Greenwood campus: FOR 104, HRT 101, HRT 253, and HRT 105.  The following classes are offered in the fall semester at the Saluda campus:  FOR 104. The following classes are offered in the spring at the Greenwood campus: HRT 144 and HRT 230.  

2018-2019 Semester-by-Semester Graduation Plans

Horticulture Landscape Management (HRT7) - Fall Start
Horticulture Landscape Management (HRT7) - Spring Start

2019-2020 Semester-by-Semester Graduation Plans

Horticulture Landscape Management (HRT7) - Fall Start
Horticulture Landscape Management (HRT7) - Spring Start

Contacts

  • You can find the name of your assigned academic advisor by reviewing Degree Works, your Class Schedule, or by visiting the Advising webpage.
     
  • Contact Program Director Daniel Greenwell for more information.
     
  • Please e-mail advising@ptc.edu if this Advising Guide needs to be corrected or updated.

Advisement Information updated/reviewed 9/2018.