HORTICULTURE INTERNSHIP2638075/12/2018 11:15:06 AMHorticulture Internship is a supervised on-the-job training program in a student's area of The student selects a training site Written approval of Horticulture department chair HorticultureHRT-250Horticulture Internship is a supervised on-the-job training program in a student's area of interest. The student selects a training site; sets goals with an instructor, who visits the site periodically during the semester; and completes a special project. Credit depends on time spent; 80 clock hours = 1 credit hour. Students may repeat this course once. (1.2) UndergraduateHorticulture
HORTICULTURE INDEPENDENT STUDY2637578/20/2018 3:15:02 PMHorticulture Independent Study offers the opportunity to do research in a particular area ability to excel in area of interest, and written permit of Horticulture department chair HorticultureHRT-299Horticulture Independent Study offers the opportunity to do research in a particular area of interest. Students submit a written proposal at the beginning of the semester and complete a full written report on their laboratory and theoretical research. Students may repeat this course two times for a maximum of 3 credit hours. (1.2) UndergraduateHorticulture
TOPICS AND ISSUES IN HORTICULTURE2635076/20/2017 11:15:12 AMTopics and Issues in Horticulture discusses various topics and current issues in the field of horticulture Written approval from Horticulture department chair HorticultureHRT-290Topics and Issues in Horticulture discusses various topics and current issues in the field of horticulture. Course content and teaching techniques vary based on the focus. Sample topics: horticultural Spanish, equipment and pesticide safety, marketing and horticultural therapy. Students may repeat this course once for a maximum of 6 credit hours. (1.2-Articulated) UndergraduateHorticulture
INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE2639507/3/2018 9:30:01 PMIntroduction to Horticulture covers the science and practice of horticultural plant Students learn about the growth, development and management of fruits and vegetables, flowers HorticultureHRT-100Introduction to Horticulture covers the science and practice of horticultural plant cultivation. Students learn about the growth, development and management of fruits and vegetables, flowers, greenhouse and nursery plants, landscaping, and turf grass. This course also discusses technology and computational models used in the industry, as well as the communication and manual skills needed in any horticultural career. (1.2-Articulated) [IAI Major Course Equivalent: AG905] NOTE: This course requires intermediate reading, intermediate writing, and basic math. UndergraduateHorticulture
LANDSCAPE CAD2637906/28/2017 11:15:06 AMLandscape CAD teaches computer assisted design/drafting (CAD) applications for landscape on experience in creating digital landscape horticulture graphics using AutoCAD software HorticultureHRT-265Landscape CAD teaches computer assisted design/drafting (CAD) applications for landscape horticultural businesses. Students get hands- on experience in creating digital landscape horticulture graphics using AutoCAD software. Students use the program to produce plan, detail, elevation and/or section drawings. (1.2-Articulated) UndergraduateHorticulture
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT2634398/20/2018 3:00:04 PMIntegrated Pest Management covers the latest integrated pest management (IPM) practices for student designs a complete IPM program for a horticulture commodity of his or her choice HorticultureHRT-251Integrated Pest Management covers the latest integrated pest management (IPM) practices for insect, disease and weed problems affecting trees, shrubs, turf grass, flowers, fruit and vegetable crops and foliage plants. Students learn about monitoring,trapping, thresholds, forecasting, and using traditional and alternative pest management materials and methods. Each student designs a complete IPM program for a horticulture commodity of his or her choice. (1.2-Articulated) UndergraduateHorticulture
FLOWER SHOP MANAGEMENT2638407/18/2018 3:30:02 PMFlower Shop Management is an introductory course in flower shop management It discusses equipment, supplies, living and non-living materials, shop design and Horticulture HorticultureHRT-222Flower Shop Management is an introductory course in flower shop management. It discusses equipment, supplies, living and non-living materials, shop design and construction, and day-to-day operations. (1.2-Articulated) UndergraduateHorticulture
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CROPS2636356/28/2017 11:15:09 AMFruit and Vegetable Crops covers growing fruit and vegetable crops in northern Illinois from the planning stages through harvest Hardy fruit crops appropriate for our Horticulture HorticultureHRT-135Fruit and Vegetable Crops covers growing fruit and vegetable crops in northern Illinois from the planning stages through harvest. Hardy fruit crops appropriate for our area along with specific vegetable crops are discussed in detail, including cultivar selection, cultural needs, pest management, and harvesting. (1.2-Articulated)UndergraduateHorticulture
LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION2637791/27/2018 12:15:12 PMLandscape Construction details landscape installation from planning to completion It covers site analysis and measurements, blueprint reading, site preparation, and Horticulture HorticultureHRT-266Landscape Construction details landscape installation from planning to completion. It covers site analysis and measurements, blueprint reading, site preparation, and specific installation and construction techniques. Retaining walls, patios and walkways, decks, planters, raised beds, water features, and plant material are among the landscape features discussed. (1.2-Articulated) UndergraduateHorticulture
ARBORICULTURE2637961/27/2018 12:15:12 PMArboriculture discusses the care of trees, shrubs and vines growing in landscapes, parks and municipal areas It looks in-depth at site analysis and preparation Horticulture HorticultureHRT-264Arboriculture discusses the care of trees, shrubs and vines growing in landscapes, parks and municipal areas. It looks in-depth at site analysis and preparation, selection of plant material, planting procedures, watering, mulching, fertilizing, pruning, weed and brush control, pest and disease management, and assessing tree health and hazards. (1.2-Articulated) UndergraduateHorticulture
FALL GREENHOUSE PRODUCTION2639101/27/2018 12:15:12 PMFall Greenhouse Production is an introduction to the greenhouse environment and industry Various greenhouse structures are studied, including glass, fiberglass and poly Horticulture HorticultureHRT-130Fall Greenhouse Production is an introduction to the greenhouse environment and industry. Various greenhouse structures are studied, including glass, fiberglass and poly. Students grow fall crops and vegetables while learning about managing and maintaining greenhouses. (1.2-Articulated) NOTE: This course requires basic reading, basic writing, and basic math. UndergraduateHorticulture
BASIC FLORAL DESIGN2639217/16/2018 7:15:03 PMBasic Floral Design teaches the basic mechanics of professional floral design The course covers principles of design, materials used in the field, and specific Horticulture HorticultureHRT-120Basic Floral Design teaches the basic mechanics of professional floral design. The course covers principles of design, materials used in the field, and specific techniques for arranging flowers and corsages. (1.2-Articulated) NOTE: This course requires intermediate reading, intermediate writing, and basic math. UndergraduateHorticulture
HORTICULTURAL MECHANICS2636551/27/2018 12:15:09 PMHorticultural Mechanics provides students with an overview of design, function, and simple repair of mechanical systems and equipment involved with growing plants Horticulture HorticultureHRT-112Horticultural Mechanics provides students with an overview of design, function, and simple repair of mechanical systems and equipment involved with growing plants through lecture and lab instruction. Topics of discussion include essentials of how to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot plumbing, HVAC, and electrical systems. Small engine, power equipment, and tool maintenance and repair are also discussed. (1.2-Articulated)UndergraduateHorticulture
TURF & LAWN MANAGEMENT2638621/12/2018 12:15:16 PMTurf & Lawn Management provides an introduction to various turf grasses and techniques for optimizing their growth The course focuses on residential lawns Horticulture HorticultureHRT-181Turf & Lawn Management provides an introduction to various turf grasses and techniques for optimizing their growth. Discussion includes turf grass adaptation, identification, selection, establishment, fertilization, pest control, irrigation and other maintenance practices. The course focuses on residential lawns. (1.2-Articulated) NOTE: This course requires intermediate reading, intermediate writing, and basic math. UndergraduateHorticulture
LANDSCAPE PERENNIALS2638957/16/2018 7:31:11 PMLandscape Perennials gives students interested in garden design a background in perennials It covers the identification, use and environmental requirements of Horticulture HorticultureHRT-159Landscape Perennials gives students interested in garden design a background in perennials. It covers the identification, use and environmental requirements of herbaceous perennials in landscaping. Laboratory and field work stress identification of species as well as designing with and caring for perennials. (1.2-Articulated) NOTE: This course requires intermediate reading, intermediate writing, and basic math. UndergraduateHorticulture
ADVANCED FLORAL DESIGN2638506/28/2017 11:15:06 AMAdvanced Floral Design is an in-depth study of professional floral design, including wedding, sympathy and home decor The course emphasizes the design, assembly, and Horticulture HorticultureHRT-221Advanced Floral Design is an in-depth study of professional floral design, including wedding, sympathy and home decor. The course emphasizes the design, assembly, and marketing of bridal and sympathy arrangements. (1.2-Articulated) UndergraduateHorticulture
INTRODUCTION TO HYDROPONICS2636367/16/2018 8:45:02 PMIntroduction to Hydroponics is an in-depth hands-on study of hydroponic and aquaponic systems for growing horticultural crops and plants in indoor environments Horticulture HorticultureHRT-203Introduction to Hydroponics is an in-depth hands-on study of hydroponic and aquaponic systems for growing horticultural crops and plants in indoor environments. Lecture and lab include the essentials of building a system, equipment considerations, starting and maintaining crop plants and fish, and troubleshooting problems. Students learn hands-on in a greenhouse setting. (1.2-Articulated) Note: Previous credit in HRT 130 and HRT 231 recommended.UndergraduateHorticulture
ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES2636371/27/2018 12:15:04 PMOrganic and Sustainable Practices is an in-depth study of various methods and systems to produce fruit and vegetable crops organically or with minimum use of chemicals Horticulture HorticultureHRT-205Organic and Sustainable Practices is an in-depth study of various methods and systems to produce fruit and vegetable crops organically or with minimum use of chemicals. Topics of discussion include composting and soil building, maximizing use of production areas, organic pest control, extending the season, standards and laws, and marketing. (1.2-Articulated) UndergraduateHorticulture
SPRING GREENHOUSE PRODUCTION2638197/18/2018 3:30:02 PMSpring Greenhouse Production covers the commercial production of spring crops and bedding plants Students learn about watering, fertilization, containers, growing media Horticulture HorticultureHRT-231Spring Greenhouse Production covers the commercial production of spring crops and bedding plants. Students learn about watering, fertilization, containers, growing media, scheduling, temperature control, insects and diseases, height control, and marketing. The course details bedding plant production from selection and seeding to final retail sale at the end of the semester. (1.2-Articulated) NOTE: This course requires basic reading, basic writing, and basic math. UndergraduateHorticulture
LANDSCAPE DESIGN2638731/27/2018 12:15:12 PMLandscape Design introduces students to the principles of landscape design and the use of drafting tools It covers the design process from site analysis and client Horticulture HorticultureHRT-161Landscape Design introduces students to the principles of landscape design and the use of drafting tools. It covers the design process from site analysis and client inventory to the final plan. The focus is primarily on residential design. Drawing exercises begin with simple lines and lettering, and end with a complete home landscape planting plan. (1.2-Articulated) NOTE: This course requires intermediate reading, basic writing, and intermediate math. UndergraduateHorticulture
INTRODUCTION TO SOIL SCIENCE2639327/16/2018 7:15:03 PMIntroduction to Soil Science covers a range of topics: the chemical, physical and biological properties of soils; the origin, classification and distribution of soils Horticulture HorticultureHRT-105Introduction to Soil Science covers a range of topics: the chemical, physical and biological properties of soils; the origin, classification and distribution of soils and their influence on people and plant production; the management and conservation of soil and water resources; and the environmental impact of soil use. (1.1-Articulated) [IAI Major Course Equivalent: AG904] NOTE: This course requires intermediate reading, intermediate writing, and intermediate math. UndergraduateHorticulture
INTERMEDIATE FLORAL DESIGN2636757/16/2018 7:15:02 PMIntermediate Floral Design builds on the skills learned in the introductory class Students focus on quality arrangements as they practice more advanced techniques of Horticulture HorticultureHRT-125Intermediate Floral Design builds on the skills learned in the introductory class. Students focus on quality arrangements as they practice more advanced techniques of floral assembly and design. They also look at various aspects of running a floral design business, including inventory and cost control, the value of different flowers, product availability and marketing. Students may repeat this course once for a maximum of 6 credit hours. (1.2-Articulated) UndergraduateHorticulture
TREES & SHRUBS IN THE LANDSCAPE2638846/20/2017 11:15:10 AMTrees & Shrubs in the Landscape is a practical field course It equips students to identify local trees and shrubs using plant keys and field manuals Horticulture HorticultureHRT-160Trees & Shrubs in the Landscape is a practical field course. It equips students to identify local trees and shrubs using plant keys and field manuals. The course also discusses the adaptability of these plants and their suitability in various landscape settings. Students participate in outdoor labs and field trips to local sites. (1.2- Articulated) NOTE: This course requires intermediate reading and basic writing. UndergraduateHorticulture
GOLF COURSE & SPORTS TURF MANAGEMENT2637677/11/2017 11:15:11 AMGolf Course & Sports Turf Management offers an in-depth study of the establishment, maintenance and improvement of golf course and athletic field turf Horticulture HorticultureHRT-282Golf Course & Sports Turf Management offers an in-depth study of the establishment, maintenance and improvement of golf course and athletic field turf. It covers construction of golf courses and athletic fields, establishment procedures, irrigation systems, mowing, fertilization, soil compaction and drainage issues, renovation techniques, and management of insects, weeds and diseases. Students also discuss equipment selection and care, budgeting, planning and scheduling events, and working with governing boards and the public. (1.2- Articulated) NOTE: Offered in fall semester of even-numbered years only. UndergraduateHorticulture
PLANT PROBLEM DIAGNOSIS & MANAGEMENT2639001/27/2018 12:15:12 PMPlant Problem Diagnosis & Management covers the diagnosis and management of major insect, disease and noninfectious problems in trees and shrubs, turf grass,fruit and Horticulture HorticultureHRT-150Plant Problem Diagnosis & Management covers the diagnosis and management of major insect, disease and noninfectious problems in trees and shrubs, turf grass,fruit and vegetable crops, and herbaceous ornamental plants in Northern Illinois. Students learn to identify and analyze problems and what various chemical and non-chemical management options involve. Students prepare a portfolio of plant problems, outlining the diagnosis and management options for each. This course prepares students for Illinois Pesticide Certification in the green industry categories. (1.2- Articulated) NOTE: This course requires intermediate reading, intermediate writing, and basic math. UndergraduateHorticulture
INTRODUCTION TO PLANT SCIENCE2639437/31/2018 6:00:02 PMIntroduction to Plant Science focuses on the relationship of plants to society with emphasis on scientific inquiry Students explore the biology of plants including Horticulture HorticultureHRT-103Introduction to Plant Science focuses on the relationship of plants to society with emphasis on scientific inquiry. Students explore the biology of plants including their structure, function, heredity, growth and evolution. They learn how the sciences of genetics, physiology and reproduction are applied to improve, manage and produce plants. The course also discusses the historical and economic significance of plants as food, feed and fiber; plant classification; growth and development; propagation; and influences of the botanical environment on plant processes. (1.1-Articulated) [IAI Core Course Equivalent: L1 901L ][IAI Major Course Equivalent: AG903] NOTE: This course requires intermediate reading, intermediate writing, and basic math. UndergraduateHorticulture
SILK AND DRIED FLORAL DESIGN2638281/27/2018 12:15:12 PMSilk and Dried Floral Design covers the history and mechanics of professional silk and dried floral designing Students learn to assemble arrangements using polyester Horticulture HorticultureHRT-229Silk and Dried Floral Design covers the history and mechanics of professional silk and dried floral designing. Students learn to assemble arrangements using polyester, hand-tied and natural silk materials as well as commercial and collected dried flowers and pods (imported and locally grown). They follow current patterns and design trends in their projects. They also focus on the salability and care of dried designs. (1.2-Articulated) UndergraduateHorticulture