At a Glance:

Advisor:
Floyd: Shannen Ferry

Shannen Ferry, Program Director & Instructor of Environmental Horticulture
Office: Woodlee
Phone: 706-295-6902
Email:
Campus: Floyd County Campus
Department: Horticulture, Industrial Technologies

Credentials

M.S., Colorado State University; B.S.A., University of Georgia

Lawn Maintenance Specialist (LM11)

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Floyd County Campus

Program Overview

The Lawn Maintenance Specialist technical certificate of credit program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for entry-level work as a lawn maintenance specialist. Topics include: horticulture construction, landscape installation, and pest management.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (9 hours)
This course helps develop skills needed to prepare an area for plant and vital non-plant materials as well as install the landscape items as intended by the designer. Topics include: Workplace safety, retaining wall construction, landscape paving, irrigation and drainage, plant installation, and managerial functions related to landscape installation.
HORT
1080
3
This course provides an introduction to the principles and mechanisms of integrated pest management across a diverse array of pests including insects, weeds, plant pathogens, nematodes and vertebrates. Specifically, the course will provide students with a fundamental and practical understanding of integrated pest management in a landscape setting with emphasis on pest identification and control; pesticide application safety; and legal requirements for state licensure.
And Choose One of the Following: (3 hours)
3
Introduces the fundamentals of plant science and horticulture as a career field. Emphasis will be placed on an industry overview; plant morphology; plant physiology; environmental factors affecting horticulture practices; soil physical and chemical properties; fertilizer elements and analysis; and basic propagation techniques.
HORT
1410
3
This course introduces students to the basic fundamentals of soil science including: soil formation and classification; physical, chemical and biological characteristics; soil fertility and productivity; and soil management and conservation practices.