Oakland Community College 
Programs

LANDSCAPE HORTICULTURE

Associate in Applied Science (LSH.AAS)

   This program, leading to an Associate in Applied Science Degree, gives the student experience in landscape gardening ornamental horticulture, nursery management and methods of plant health care. An individual entering this field can find self-expression and satisfaction in a career that brings pleasure and beauty. A graduate may be employed in one of many landscape businesses in the care of public and recreational grounds, nurseries, flower shops, grounds of public and private institutions or may choose to start a business.

Major Requirements Credits
BIO 1320 Plant Science 3
LST 1110 Introduction to Ornamental Horticulture 3
LST 1120 Plant Identification 3
LST 1140 Flowering Annuals and Perennials 3
LST 1210 Soil and Soil Fertility 3
LST 1220 Landscape Construction-Irrigation 3
or    
LST 1230 Landscape Construction-Hard Structures 3
LST 1403 Field Project 3
LST 2010 Turf grass Management 3
LST 2210 Nursery Practices 3
LST 2310 Introduction to Landscape Planning 3
LST 2340 Insect Pests and Disease Identification 3
LST 2370 Plant Health Care 3
LST 2403 Advanced Field Project 3

Required Supportive Courses
BIO 1500● Environmental Science 4
 or    
GSC 1530● Introductory Geology 4
 or    
BIO 1511● Life Science 4
 or    
CHE 1320● Survey of Organic and Biochemistry 4
COM 1290● Interpersonal Communication 3
LST 1300 Greenhouse Management 3
 
Suggested Electives
ACC 1500 Fundamental Accounting 3
ART 1510● Basic Drawing 3
ART 1520● Basic Design 3
ATW 1120 Introduction to Gas/Arc/MIG/TIG Welding  
BUS 1210 Starting and Operating a Small Business 3
BUS 1310 Principles of Supervision 3
ENG 1350● Business Communications 3
ENG 2200● Professional Communication 4
ENG 1510● Composition I 3
ENG 1520● Composition II 3
LST 1130 Woody Plant Identification II 3
LST 2140 Garden Design and Maintenance 3
SPA 1510● Beginning Spanish I 4

Necessary Electives to Total

62
 
See degree requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree.
 
General Education Requirement
See General Education Distribution Requirements

●  Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.