Grounds Management Certificate [30-36 credit]

Code: CERT.GRND.MGT

The student of our Grounds Management Certificate understands the function of various plant types (e.g. grasses, shrubs, trees, herbaceous plants) and the cultural needs of these for sustainably dealing with soils, water, fertilizer, pruning, pest control, planting and more. A hands-on educational approach is given to each student with designed projects for them to fulfill on campus.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the major insect, disease, nutritional and physiological disorders that effect plant growth.
  • Conduct a site analysis of the existing and potential problems to the plants and surrounding items and areas.
  • Take a soil sample and remedy any deficiencies, abnormal pH levels or nutritional concerns
  • Manage the turf area for weeds, insects, diseases and nutrient needs.
  • Consult on pruning practices appropriate for shrub and tree care.
  • Coordinate sub contracted services necessary to the site.

Career Pathways

     
     
     

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

HRT-102Plant Science

4

HRT-103Turf and Grounds Management

3

HRT-104Landscape Plants and Materials I

2

HRT-112Pests and the Ornamental Plant

4

HRT-130Landscape Contracting

1

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Second Semester

  Restricted Elective* 2-4
  General Education Elective** 3
HRT-124Irrigation Technology

2

HRT-125Equipment Management

2

HRT-235Landscape Analysis

3

HRT-237Arboriculture and Plant Healthcare

3

Total Credit Hours:15-17

General Education Requirements

  General Education Elective*   3
WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Restricted Program Requirements

  Restricted Elective* 2-4
HRT-102Plant Science

4

HRT-103Turf and Grounds Management

3

HRT-104Landscape Plants and Materials I

2

HRT-112Pests and the Ornamental Plant

4

HRT-124Irrigation Technology

2

HRT-125Equipment Management

2

HRT-130Landscape Contracting

1

HRT-235Landscape Analysis

3

HRT-237Arboriculture and Plant Healthcare

3

Total Credit Hours:26-28

Total Credit Hours: 32-34

Specific Program Notes

*Restricted Electives: HRT-113, HRT-232, HRT-233

**General Education Course List.

Students enrolled in this program ARE NOT REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.