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2016-2017 Course Catalog 
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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The Arboriculture certificate will allow students to earn recognition for work completed in the area of tree maintenance. This certificate will provide students with the opportunity to develop specific skills related to the tree identification, pruning, climbing, pest diagnosis and treatment.

For more information about the Arboriculture certificate, please visit our website at https://go.dmacc.edu/programs/ag/horticulture/Pages/welcome.aspx.

Location: Ankeny

Students start any semester.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements

To earn an Arboriculture certificate,  a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 1

Required Course(s)

Option 1 - Select 1 course

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 19

These credits are applicable to the AAS degree in Horticulture.

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$147.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

Costs Semester 1 Semester 2
Books (approx) 400 300
Field trip/membership fees 100  

Approximate total for certfication: $3,593*

*Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

  • Perform tree maintenance, pruning, fertilization, and pest control.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work with a variable schedule
  • Ability to perform outdoor physical tasks

Nondiscrimination Policy

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in employment, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator may be contacted at 515-964-6857.  For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850. (2016)

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