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Landscape and Lawn Management - Grand Rapids Community College

Program Contact:

Marcus Duck
Program Coordinator and Advisor
240D Plant and Soil Science Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
Office 517-355-5191 ext. 1351
duckmarc@msu.edu
 

The Landscape and Lawn Management Certificate combines horticulture courses with business courses and an industry related internship to fulfill the program.  The combination of courses is delivered by the Institute of Agricultural Technology and Grand Rapids Community College which together fulfill the Certificate requirements.  Students in the program are also able to earn an Associate’s Degree from GRCC by taking only a few more classes.

This Certificate leads to employment in landscaping, turfgrass, and plant nursery industries.  The required professional internship gives students direct applied experience in preparation of job placement or enhancing current skills.

For more information visit the Department of Horticulture.

For information on job postings and internships.

You can download MSU_Land_Lawn_GRCC_final.pdf to learn more.

Requirements for Landscape and Lawn Management Certificate at Grand Rapids Community College

IAT Required Courses

 

 

AT

293

Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology

3 credits

CSS

210

Fundamentals of Soil Science

3

CSS

202

The World of Turf

2

CSS

203

Applied Turf Management

1

ENT

111

Basics of Applied Entomology

2

HRT

211

Landscape Plants I

3

HRT

212

Landscape Plants II

3

HRT

213

Landscape Maintenance

2

HRT

214

Landscape and Turfgrass Business Operations

2

PLP

104

Applied Plant Pathology for Ornamentals & Turf

3

 

 

Elective Courses

 

HRT

111

Landscape Design

3 credits

HRT

218

Landscape Irrigation

3

HRT

290

Independent Study in Ornamental Horticulture

1-4

HRT

475

Study Abroad

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRCC Courses

 

One of the Following:

 

 

 

BA

101

Business and Technical English

3 credits

EN

100

College Writing

3

EN

101

English Composition            I

3

Required:

 

 

 

BA

103

Introduction to Business

4 credits

Two courses from the   following:

 

 

 

BA

156

Accounting Fundamentals*         

3 credits

OR

 

 

 

BA

256

Principles of Accounting 1*

4

BA

172

Sales

3

BA

174

Advertising

3

BA

183

Supervision

3

BA

270

Marketing

3

BA

283

Business Management

3

*NOTE: If taking an Accounting course, you   may choose only one to   Satisfy the   business credit requirements.

 

 

 

Required:

 

 

 

BI

103

Plant Biology

4 credits

One of the following:*

 

 

 

BA

145

Computer Applications in Business

4 credits

CO

101

Intro to Computer Applications

2

CO

155

Word

2

CO

156

Excel   

2

*NOTE: CO 151 AND CO 153 if   previously taken

 

 

 

One of the following:*

 

 

 

MA

104

Elementary Algebra

4 credits

MA

105

Basic Geometry

4

MA

107

Intermediate Algebra

4

TE

103

Intermediate Technical Math

4

TE

104

Advanced Technical Mathematics

3

*NOTE: MA 003 may be a prerequisite for   the above courses based on    student’s   math background.