Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
AGH103Floral Design I1Construction and mechanics of merchandising flowers and plants at retail.Loading...
AGH104Floral Design II1An advanced class in commercial floral design, flower shop organization and management. Advanced wedding work, funeral work and commercial flower arrangements will be taught. Prerequisite: AGH 103Loading...
AGH106Introduction to Horticulture3This course introduces students to basic horticulture. Includes plant anatomy and physiology, plant classification and identification, and basic plant care.Loading...
AGH111Intro to Turfgrass Management2The study of soil and turf relationships to planning, seed bed preparation, seed selection, fertilization, sowing and establishing of turf and lawn. The student receives practical experience in starting and maintaining new lawn areas. Prerequisite: AGH 146 or AGA 154, AGH 147, AGH 221Loading...
AGH112Intro to Turfgrass Management3This course is a study of soil and turf relationships such as seed bed preparation, seed selection, fertilization, sowing and establishing of turf and lawn. The student receives practical experience in starting and maintaining lawn areas. Prerequisite/Corequisite: AGH 146 and 147 OR Prerequisite: BIO 104 or BIO 112 or BIO 135 or BIO 138 or BIO 145.Loading...
AGH120Herbaceous Plant Materials3The study and identification of herbaceous annual and perennial plants used in horticulture.Loading...
AGH123Woody Plant Materials3The identification, morphology, landscape use and culture of native and nonnative woody plants of the Upper Midwest. First 10 weeks, emphasis on deciduous plants. Last 5 weeks, emphasis on evergreens.Loading...
AGH132Introduction to Greenhouse3An introduction to greenhouse structures, heating and environmental control systems and watering. Winter and spring commercial potted plants, cut flowers and bedding plant crops will be explored in the college greenhouse. Prerequisite/Corequisite: AGH 146 and AGH 147 OR Prerequisite: BIO 104 or BIO 112 or BIO 135 or BIO 138 or BIO 145Loading...
AGH133Greenhouse Production I3This course investigates techniques used to produce Fall and Winter crops in a commercial greenhouse. Students will be responsible for the daily growing of a commercial greenhouse crop and its marketing. Field trips to commercial greenhouses are included in this course. Prerequisite: AGH 132Loading...
AGH139Field to Kitchen3An introduction to the production of commercial food crops. Students will produce a food crop. Food safety issues relating to the Food Safety Modernization Act are emphasized.Loading...
AGH140Equipment Operations2In this course students will learn to operate and maintain equipment used in horticulture. Equipment used in turfgrass maintenance will be emphasized.Loading...
AGH142Landscape Construction3Principles and practices of landscape construction will be explained. Curriculum encompasses process from initial client contact to installation of plant material and hardscape. Laboratory work in the course involves landscape installation using various materials and techniques.Loading...
AGH146Soil Science for Horticulture3A study of the management and properties of soils and rooting media for horticulturalists. The course will study the physical, chemical and biological aspects of soil management. This course also includes the study of soil amendments for fertilization, pH and salt control. Corequisite: AGH 147Loading...
AGH147Soil Fertility for Hort.1This course provides a study of the practical application of soil management to the various aspects unique to soil and potting media management in horticulture. Corequisite: AGH 146Loading...
AGH154Residential Landscape Design3Fundamentals of landscape design for homes are presented. Introduction to principles of landscaping as they apply to residential landscaping. Students are given opportunities to draw basic residential landscape plans. Prerequisite: AGH 159Loading...
AGH155Landscape Design II2Course will include design of residential, commercial, public areas and annual and perennial flower beds. Use of landscape construction materials in design and materials and labor estimates will be developed. Prerequisite: AGH 154, 159, 123. Corequisite: AGH 120Loading...
AGH156Landscape Design II3This course covers the landscape design of residential, commercial and public areas with an emphasis on advanced planting and hardscape design. Prerequisite: AGH 154, 159.Loading...
AGH159Landscape Graphics2This course is an introduction to landscape graphics and the associated drafting equipment and materials.Loading...
AGH160Irrigation Systems2A study of the design, installation, use and maintenance and repair of the different types of irrigation systems used in the production of a wide variety of horticulture crops. Irrigation system components, materials and estimates of installation, and maintenance and operation costs will be discussed. Prerequisite: AGH 146 or AGA 154, AGH 147, AGH 111Loading...
AGH161Irrigation Systems3A study of the design, installation, use, repair and maintenance of the different types of irrigation systems used in the production of horticulture crops. Irrigation system components, materials and estimates of operation costs will be discussed.Loading...
AGH200Landscape Estimating and Bidding2This course investigates the development of landscape bids and estimates. Prerequisite: AGH 142Loading...
AGH211Advanced Turfgrass Management3Turf management practices on golf and recreation areas with practical experience in maintaining turf on outdoor campus facilities. Prerequisite: AGH 112Loading...
AGH221Principles of Horticulture3A course designed to introduce the student to the principles of botany that are basic to plant life. Topics covered include plant cell chemistry, cell structure, functions, photosynthesis and transpiration.Loading...
AGH223Tree Physiology3The course investigates tree growth patterns and reactions to abiotic influences. Prerequisite: AGH 281.Loading...
AGH224Tree Maintenance3This course investigates the maintenance techniques used in tree care. Emphasis is placed on the pests, pathogens and treatment of tree diseases. Prerequisite: AGH 281.Loading...
AGH225Tree Climbing and Pruning3This course investigates the basic steps and equipment needed for safe tree climbing and pruning techniques used in tree management. Prerequisite: AGH 281.Loading...
AGH233Plant Propagation I3An introduction to plant propagation with emphasis on grafting, herbaceous and hardwood cuttings, and greenhouse and nursery seeds. Propagation schedules, equipment, structures and growth regulators will be discussed. Prerequisite: AGH 106 or BIO 104 or BIO 112 or BIO 135 or BIO 138 or BIO 145.Loading...
AGH241Sports Turf2Introduction to the variety of sports contests played on turfgrass fields. Students will study the sport, site selection and preparation, turfgrass species selection, establishment and maintenance of the field. Pre-competition practices of field layout along with post-competition practices of repair and field recovery will be discussed. Prerequisite: AGH 146 or AGA 154, AGH 147, AGH 111Loading...
AGH245Golf Course and Sports Turf Mgt3Introduction to the management of turfgrass played upon by a variety of sports contests. Students will study the sport, site selection and preparation, turf grass species selection, establishment and maintenance of the field. Pre-competition practices of field layout along with post-competition practices of repair and field recovery will be discussed. Prerequisite: AGH 112.Loading...
AGH251Insects and Diseases2Identification of diseases and insects that frequently infest horticultural crops and plant materials. Structures, functions and life cycles of these pests will be studied with environmental conditions favoring development. Chemical, organic, biological and mechanical control methods will be presented. A collection will aid in the ID process.Loading...
AGH253Insects and Diseases3Identification of pests that frequently infest horticulture crop will be covered in this course. Pest lifecycles and methods to disrupt pests will also be investigated.Loading...
AGH262Fruit and Vegetable Science3A study of tree fruits, small fruits and vegetable culture, including varietal selection, planting, pruning, fertilizing, disease and insect control programs. Prerequisite: AGH 106 or BIO 104 or BIO 112 or BIO 135 or BIO 138 or BIO 145.Loading...
AGH272Nursery Production I3Introduces the student to site selection, equipment and supplies with an introduction to field production, harvesting and marketing. Basic nursery and landscape skills will be developed on- and off-campus. Prerequisite: AGH 106 or BIO 104 or BIO 112 or BIO 135 or BIO 138 or BIO 145.Loading...
AGH276Greenhouse Production II3This course covers the techniques used to produce Spring crops in a commercial greenhouse. Students will be responsible for the daily growing of a commercial greenhouse crop and its marketing. Field trips to commercial greenhouses are included in this course. Prerequisite: AGH 132, 133.Loading...
AGH281Arboriculture3A study of tree culture with emphasis on propagation, pruning, transplanting, pest control, urban environmental concerns and recognition of hazards and liabilities. Methods of evaluation of values also studied. Prerequisite: AGH 106 or BIO 104 or BIO 112 or BIO 135 or BIO 138 or BIO 145. Loading...
AGH283Pesticide Application Cert2Types of chemicals will be identified and how to use and apply them properly will be studied. The safe handling of chemicals and calibration of spray equipment will be covered. Includes study of core manual and category for commercial pesticide license.Loading...
AGH291Hort. Business Operations3This course is an overview of wholesale and direct-to-consumer horticulture businesses. Various methods of marketing, economic feasibility, roles of personnel and startup for horticulture businesses will be investigated. Prerequisite: AGH 106.Loading...
AGH292Garden Center Management3Display, promotion and merchandising in the modern garden center will be stressed. Problems of distribution functions of marketing and their costs will be studied. Management's role in organizing a business and financial planning will be discussed.Loading...
AGH296Commercial Landscape Industry2This course provides preparation for Iowa Certified Nursery Professional certification and provides an introduction to the commercial landscape industry. Students in this course must be a member of the Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association and attend the Iowa Shade Tree Short Course. Prerequisite: AGH 120, 123, 142.Loading...
AGH805Horticulture Internship I2Experience in a business setting related to the student's career objective. Taken over a five-week period. (This course is Pass/Fail.) Prerequisite: Must be in program major.Loading...
AGH815Horticulture Internship II2An opportunity for the student to gain employment experience in their specialization. In many instances, they will continue as full-time employees upon completion of the program. Taken over a five-week period. (This course is Pass/Fail.) Prerequisite: AGH 805Loading...
AGH912Current Topics in Hort.1This is a capstone course for the Horticulture program. This course provides an overview of current and potential future trends in the green industry. Case studies will be investigated. Prerequisite: AGH 106 or BIO 104 or BIO 112 or BIO 135 or BIO 138 or BIO 145.Loading...
AGH928Independent Study1 Loading...