Landscape & Turfgrass Technology

Can you see it? As it comes into focus, it becomes clear that’s the Life.Changing future work of a landscape sculptor, a meticulous golf course manager or a greenhouse cultivator. Let’s make it yours! Put your green thumb to work in the Landscape and Turfgrass Technology Program at Indian Hills!

Campus Ottumwa Campus (Main)
Entry Term All Terms
Length of Program 7 Terms (21 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

 

Nature! It’s everywhere, and what’s more rewarding than making nature even more perfect? Maybe building your own company devoted to cultivating the outdoors in its most perfect form?

That’s right. At Indian Hills, you’ll learn more than just how to craft a beautiful lawn or landscape. You can become an entrepreneur. So what are you waiting for?

Manage the turfgrass, equipment, and facilities of a golf course. Lead the charge for parks and conservation efforts. Groom athletic fields for the big leagues (or little leagues). Open your own nursery, garden center, or greenhouse. Start a lawn care or landscaping business.

Let’s plant the seeds of your skills and see what grows! It’s going to be Life. Changing!

Clear the Path!

Are you ready to get started? We are! So roll up your sleeves. There’s a lot of ground to cover in this seven-term program.

Dig into the fundamentals of soil, flowers, trees, shrubs and turfgrass. Jump into pond and fountain maintenance. Suit up for a crash course in operating and maintaining state-of-the-art equipment. And don’t forget to strap on your goggles as you explore the science behind it all.

And don’t worry about being stuck inside all day. We’ve got athletic fields, landscaped flower and shrub beds, ponds with water features, greenhouses, and even a golf hole to grow your experience beyond the classrooms and laboratories.

 

What you will learn:
  • Identify, operate, and maintain power equipment
  • Analyze, design, and install landscaping materials
  • Identify and manage plant material, insects, and diseases
  • Identify and manage greenhouse structures and crops
  • Identify soil types, amendments and pesticides
  • Obtain state pesticide applicator certification along with other optional industry certifications

 

Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the Landscape & Turfgrass Technology Program Details below to see how our program at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. Career as an Athletic Field Manager, Golf Course Superintendent, Landscape Maintenance Worker, Irrigation Professional, or Greenhouse/Nursery Manager!

 

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CONTACT US

Questions? Don’t stress. Neric has the answers!

Neric Smith, Associate Professor, Landscape and Turfgrass Technology
(641)-683-5194 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5194
Neric.Smith@indianhills.edu

Jeff Henderson, Program Director, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
(641)-683-5111, ext. 1757 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1757
Jeff.Henderson@indianhills.edu