Landscaper and Horticulturalist

You can earn a Midlands Technical College certificate in Landscaping and Horticulture by completing the eight core courses. You'll get the best instruction in the Midlands. Our program faculty are area professionals in the landscaping and horticulture business with well over 100 years combined experience in the field.

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Irrigation

ID: CEHOR-507

Examine the use of irrigation in the landscape industry with emphasis on design, equipment suitability, water application procedures, and construction. Design projects and job bidding are also included. The class meets at W.P. Law, 303 Riverchase Way, Lexington, SC 29072.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Landscape Construction

ID: CEHOR-506

Learn site preparation, drainage, patio, walkway, driveway construction with various materials, wooden decks, boardwalks, koi ponds, outdoor lighting, fences, segmented retaining walls, proper shrub and tree installation, raised vegetable/flower gardens and outdoor kitchens. A field trip showing most of the above is included.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Landscape Design

ID: CEHOR-540

Learn the principles of landscape design including form, function, symmetry vs. asymmetry, balance, texture, light and shadow, composition, and development of your own style. Study hardscapes, lighting plans, designing commercial properties, color theory, spatial arrangements, and water features.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Landscape Management

ID: CEHOR-522

Gain hands-on experience in grounds maintenance. Emphasis is on shrub and tree maintenance, pest control, pruning, fertilization, mulching, mowing and the use of bedding plants for seasonal color, landscape maintenance equipment, records, maintenance schedules, and bid procedures. The first session meets on campus and the remaining sessions meet off campus.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Plant Growth and Development

ID: CEHOR-524

Learn the morphology, anatomy and physiology of higher plants. Emphasis is on plant structure, functions of plant parts, plant processes, plant growth and development, and plant inheritance.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Soil Management

ID: CEHOR-520

Learn about soils and plant nutrition. Emphasis will be placed on physical and chemical properties, water, organic matter, and micro-organisms in soils. Materials and methods for supplying nutrients to horticulture plants are also discussed.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Turf Management

ID: CEHOR-525

Learn the identification, use, culture, and maintenance of turf grasses. Emphasis is on the installation and management of turf in residential and commercial areas including proper fertilizers and pest control.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Woody Plants and Shrubs

ID: CEHOR-529

A study of woody plant materials, shrubs and trees that are used in the Southeastern landscaping and nursery trade. Identification of plants by common and scientific nomenclature, characteristics, culture, and use are included. The first session meets on campus and the remaining sessions meet off campus.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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