HALT 1327
Horticulture Equipment Management

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information:
    1. Course Description- Instruction,  identification and application of various types of powered equipment used in the horticulture industry.  Presentation of functions, operations, troubleshooting, techniques, and repair of equipment
    2. Required prerequisites-There are no prerequisites for this class.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes: Students must exhibit competency in equipment management, and safety.
    1. Identify and describe the functions, operations, and maintenance of various types of equipment, and troubleshooting problems.
    2. Demonstrate the ability to operate various types of equipment
    3. Practice safety and recognize hazards when around equipment.
    4. Illustrate how to maintain equipment (Students will learn each of these competencies by written tests , method demonstrations. Students must have a final grade of 60% or above to pass the written exam)
  3. Major Course Requirement:
    1. Various course assignments
    2. Four unit tests
    3. Final exam
  4. Other Policies, Procedures: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
    1. Policy on Academic Integrity - Cheating and plagiarism are dishonest.  Plagiarism (using, stating, offering or reporting as one’s own idea, expression or production of another person) carries the penalty of being dismissed from class with a grade of F.  A second violation may result in suspension from school.  This is also true of cheating on exams and any other activities identified in the student handbook under this heading.
    2. ADA Statement - Western Texas College is an equal opportunity institution and is in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act.  Any student who has a physical, emotional, or learning disability can apply for accommodations through the Counseling Center.  Individual programs are designed to give students with disabilities equal access to all phases of college life.
    3. Special Assistance – If, as a result of disability, a student needs special assistance to participate in a class, the counselor is to be notified immediately so that the prescribed process can be initiated.
    4. Affirmative Action – Western Texas College is an equal opportunity institution and is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  5. Course Organization and Schedule
    1.  Weekly Course Schedule

Week Number

Section/Online Work

Week 1

Getting Started

Week 2

Golf and Landscape equipment

Week 3


Week 4


Week 5

Engine Components

Week 6

Engine Components

Week 7

Engine troubleshooting

Week 8

Cutting Units

Week 9


Week 10


Week 11

Reel backlapping

Week 12

Reel Grinding

Week 13

Equipment maintenance

Week 14

Equipment maintenance

Week 15


Week 16

Final Exam


***Class Schedule subject to change.



Last Modified: August 18, 2015