Horticulture Landscape Management

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Piedmont Technical College offers a Horticulture Landscape Management certificate which may be combined with core courses for eligibility for an Associate in Applied Science, major in Horticulture Technology.

Graduates of the landscape management program may pursue careers in professional turf and ornamental plant establishment or maintenance of functional, recreational and aesthetic uses. This certificate equips students with the latest horticultural technologies and valuable hands-on experience. Subject matter includes plant materials, soil, pest control maintenance management, design and implementation. Enhancement of classroom instruction through co-op placement allows the student to begin professional development while still enrolled at Piedmont Technical College.

Program Location: Greenwood County

Contact Information: Josh Murdock


Required Courses

Additional Program Information


Day Program

HRT 105 Landscape Plant Materials 4.0
TUF 172 Turfgrass Management I 3.0
HRT 253 Landscape Installation 4.0
FOR 104 Introduction to Environmental & Natural Resources 1.0
HRT 144 Plant Pests 3.0
HRT 101 Introduction to Horticulture 3.0
HRT 230 Greenhouse Technology 4.0
CWE 101 Co-op Work Prep 1.0
BUS 101 Introduction to Business
or ACC 101 Accounting Principles I
or AGR 209 Introduction to Agricultural Marketing
Total Credit Hours 26.0

Updated 4/10/2014

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement – The purpose of the Horticulture Landscape Management is to equip students with the latest horticulture technologies and valuable hands-on experience needed to pursue careers in professional turf and ornamental plant establishment or maintenance of functional, recreational, and aesthetic uses.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

1.  Complete a landscaping project including assimilation of existing conditions, design, and implementation of improvements.

2.  Demonstrate knowledge of methods, materials, equipment, tools and labor resources necessary for proper design, implementation and maintenance of landscapes.

3.  Apply classroom theory and practical hands on experience to be effective in the field of horticulture and/or turfgrass after graduation.

4.  Demonstrate the ability to identify plant material, understand cultural requirements and knowledge of providing a proper environment for them to grow.

5.  Demonstrate proper plant selection and maintenance thereof for landscapes and turfgrass.

6.  Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with others and ability to perform effectively in the workplace. 


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Advisement Information

  • To enroll in HRT 104, 110 and 125, students should have test scores or prerequisites showing readiness for ENG 101 and MAT 170, or have consent of the instructor.

  • HRT 271 can be taken only in summer. Students must have completed 12 HRT hours before enrolling.
  • Students need design equipment for HRT 104. The cost is approximately $100.

  • Every course in the HRT7 certificate applies toward the Associate in Applied Science - Major in Horticulture Technology degree.
  • HRT 101 transfers to Clemson as HORT 1010, HRT 104 transfers as HORT 2080, HRT 110 transfers as BIOL 2050/2060, HRT 125 transfers as CSEN 2020 and AGR 211 transfers as an elective.  

  • Please refer all new students majoring in horticulture to Josh Murdock if possible.

Advisement Information updated on 6/16/2014.