Texas Tech University's online Horticultural Landscape Management Certificate covers topics including arboriculture, nursery management, turfgrass science, and landscape architecture. Students can pursue the certificate independently or concurrently with a related master's degree program.
Graduates of the landscape management certificate program may pursue careers in professional turf and ornamental plant establishment or maintenance of functional, recreational and aesthetic uses. This certificate equips students with the latest horticultural technologies and valuable hands-on experience. Subject matter includes plant materials, soil, pest control maintenance management, design and implementation.
People working in the landscape field derive job satisfaction from enhancing the function and beauty of the environment while being physically active outdoors or helping support that activity in allied sales and service occupations. Landscape work involves construction and planting projects, irrigation system design and water management, and specialty fields such as turf management, tree care, and interiorscapes.
This program provides an introductory base of plant knowledge and landscape skills, allowing students the option of entering a variety of jobs with the preparation for rapid advancement within their chosen occupations.
There are a total of 12 credit hours in this program. Required classes are completed online. Some optional classes may be available only face-to-face. Some of the required classes include: Advanced Arboriculture and Advanced Principle of Weed Science. Some of the optional courses include: Pesticides, Advanced Nursery Management, Mode and Mechanism of Herbicide Action, Advanced Plant Nutrient Management, Quantitative Agricultural Remote Sensing, Quantitative Agricultural Remote Sensing, Advanced Environmental Soil Science, and Administrative Aspects of Landscape Architecture.
All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C. A prerequisite of a bachelor's degree is required. Students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester, so completion time varies by inpidual.
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