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Landscape Gardening

The Landscape Gardening curriculum emphasizes intensive, practical, hands-on training in applied horticulture to reinforce classroom lecture on theory and technique. Course work includes plant propagation, greenhouse and nursery plant culture, turf management, plant identification, arboricultural, diseases and pests of plants, and landscape planning, maintenance, and construction. Graduates will be prepared for employment opportunities in applied horticulture related to landscape development and maintenance for residential and commercial operations. Graduates should be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicators Examination and the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination.

Program Details

Landscape Gardening A.A.S. Degree (a15260)

General Education Courses

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3
MAT 120 Geometry and Trigonometry 3
ENG 114 Prof. Research & Reporting 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Social/Behavioral Sci. Elec. 3

Major Courses

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
COE 111 (LG) Co-op Work Experience I 1
COE 121 (LG) Co-op Work Experience II 1
COE 131 (LG) Co-op Work Experience III 1
HOR 114 Landscape Construction 3
HOR 134 Greenhouse Operations 3
LSG 111 Basic Landscape Techniques 2
LSG 121 Fall Gardening Lab 2
LSG 122 Spring Gardening Lab 2
LSG 123 Summer Gardening Lab 2
LSG 231 Summer Gardening Lab 4
TRF 110 Intro to Turfgrass Cultivation
& Identification
4

Other Major Courses

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
HOR 112 Landscape Design I 3
HOR 139 Sustainable Agriculture 2
HOR 160 Plant Materials I 3
HOR 164 Horticulture Pest Management 3
HOR 213 Landscape Design II 3
HOR 235 Greenhouse Production 3
HOR 260 Plant Materials II 3
HOR 257 Arboricultural Practices 2
LSG 232 Garden Management 2

Total Credits …………………………………………….64

Recommended Course Sequence

Fall
Semester I
Spring
Semester I
Summer
Semester I
Fall
Semester II
Spring
Semester II
ENG 111
Humanities/Fine Arts Elect
LSG 111
LSG 121
HOR 114
HOR 164
COE 111(LG)
MAT 120
HOR 134
HOR 142
HOR 160
LSG 122
COE 121(LG)
HOR 112
LSG 123
COE 131(LG)
HOR 260
LSG 231
LSG 232
ENG 114
HOR 213
HOR 235
HOR 271
TRF 110
Social/Behav Science Elect

Landscape Gardening Certificate (C15260)

General Education Courses

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
LSG 111 Basic Landscape Techniques 2
LSG 121 Fall Gardening Lab 2
TRF 110 Intro. To Turf 4
HOR 164 Hort Pest Management 3
HOR 160 Plant Materials I 3

total credits ……………………………………………..14

Fall
Semester I
Spring
Semester II
LSG 111
LSG 121
HOR 164
HOR 160
TRF 111


Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Accessibility Services

Cape Fear Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation or age.