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Landscape Management


Associate of Applied Science in Landscape Management

Major landscape companies across the country have an increasing need for qualified managers to join their staff. Hocking College’s unique Landscape Management program will teach you the skills of landscape design, horticulture, supervision, leadership and project development. You will be prepared to construct and maintain landscapes using the latest technology and sustainable resource management principles.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Landscape Management:

  • Identifies landscape plants, with and without keys/field guides, and knows plant cultures, uses and characteristics;
  • Prepares beds properly for planting, including digging, tilling, fertilizing, and mulching;
  • Provides customer service and client education related to landscape ecology and sustainability;
  • Maintains landscaped facilities and environments;
  • Applies business management skills;
  • Practices appropriate landscape industry safety standards (operates and maintains basic machinery safely); and,
  • Obtains and maintains professional certifications and licensures related to the landscape industry.
  • Communicates and works effectively with diverse groups and cultures.
  • Creates and implements sustainable landscape design.
  • Demonstrates technical skills that meet landscape industry standards.
  • Installs various landscape  components following industry standards (hardscapes, carpentry, irrigation, turf, lighting)
  • Maintains ethical standards.



Associate of Applied Science in Landscape Management

Course of Study

For students entering May 2015

COURSE NO.FIRST SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
LAND-1110Landscape Plants I1.001.001.50$80.00
LAND-1205Landscape Plants II1.001.001.50$80.00
LAND-2218Grounds and Landscape Management1.001.001.50$75.00
LAND-1210Turfgrass Management1.001.001.50$75.00
GS-1000HC Cornerstone1.000.001.00$80.00
FOR-1125Forest Soils1.002.002.00$80.00
NRM-1111Natural Resources Equipment0.002.001.00$200.00
NRM-1110Chain Saw Operations and Maintenance0.002.001.00$200.00
GEO-1104Introduction to GPS and GIS1.004.003.00$300.00
BIOS-1120LBotany Lab0.002.001.00$55.00
COURSE NO.SECOND SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
LAND-1352Landscape Plants III1.001.001.50$80.00
LAND-1353Landscape Plants IV1.001.001.50$80.00
MICS-1125Microsoft Office - Spreadsheet1.000.001.00$70.00
MATH-1108Intermediate Algebra3.000.003.00$40.00
EM-1108CPR & First Aid for Comm. & Workplace0.003.001.00$200.00
LAND-2221Ornamental Pest Control0.501.001.00$110.00
LAND-2220Integrated Plant Management1.001.001.50$125.00
***Social Science Elective0.000.003.00
COURSE NO.SUMMER SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
NRM-2296Natural Resources Practicum & Seminar1.007.002.00$100.00
COURSE NO.SEMESTER THREEClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
LAND-2225Adv Landscape Construction/Estimating1.002.002.00$125.00
LAND-2130Landscape Construction1.002.002.00$125.00
ENGL-1510English Composition I4.000.004.00$50.00
LAND-1120Landscape Design I0.502.001.50$350.00
FOR-1111Forest Dendrology1.004.003.00$90.00
LAND-2240Herbaceous Ornamental Plants I1.001.001.50$110.00
COURSE NO.SEMESTER FOURClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
LAND-2200Landscape Project Mgt (Capstone:SL/CR)$215.00
LAND-1125Landscape Design II0.502.001.50$115.00
BUS-1100Small Business Management2.002.003.00$92.00
LAND-2245Herbaceous Ornamental Plants II1.001.001.50$110.00
***General Technical Elective0.000.003.00


Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

Career Opportunities

Endless opportunities exist for graduates of the Landscape Management program. Graduates find employment as landscape crew leader, nursery technician, irrigation foreman, hardscape estimator, specialty gardener, lawn care technician, plant health care technician, tree farm manager and landscape sales.

Occupation Profile

Hocking College

3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH 45764

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