Horticulture

Curriculum HRT.HRT.AAS (C201A)

The Horticulture (HRT) program is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to acquire entry-level positions in all fields of Horticulture and related industries, as well as skills for advancement in their career field, self employment and transfer into a four-year curriculum. Industry fields include landscape design, landscape and grounds maintenance, floral design, greenhouse and garden center management and sustainable horticulture. Students also will develop skills for lifelong learning. Program includes an AAS degree in Horticulture and certificate programs in Landscape Design, Floral Design, Grounds Maintenance and Sustainable Horticulture.

Upon successful completion of the Horticulture program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Describe the interrelationships of people, society and plants
  • Demonstrate how plants function, reproduce and adapt to changing environmental conditions
  • Describe the identification, maintenance, cultural requirements, design and growth characteristics of plants
  • Integrate appropriate landscape design principles and maintenance practices into landscape projects
  • Develop a functional business plan for successful operation and management of a horticulture business
  • Use learned skills to advance in their chosen career and continue professional development through four-year transfer programs

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One (Fall)

Credit Hours

 

BUS 141

Introduction to Business

3

 

HRT 100

Introduction to Horticulture

4

 

HRT 125

Plants and Society1

4

 

HRT 145

Deciduous Plant Identification

3

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I2

3

 

 

 

17

Semester Two (Spring)

 

CIS 101

Introduction to Computer Science

3

#

HRT 114

Floral Design and Display I

4

 

HRT 135

Soils & Fertilizers

3

 

HRT 225

Evergreens, Vines, Groundcovers

3

#

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II or

 

 

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking2

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Three (Summer)

#

HRT 154

Horticulture Internship3

3

 

 

 

3

Semester Four (Fall)

 

HRT 126

Plant Propagation/Greenhouse Operations

3

 

BIS 105

Environmental Biology

4

 

HRT 240

Landscape Design

4

 

HTH 281

First Aid & CPR

2

 

HUM 104

Humanities Through the Arts

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Five (Spring)

 

ECO 103

Microeconomics

3

 

HRT 270

Sustainable Landscape Practices

3

 

HRT 285

Turf and Lawn Management

3

#

HRT 295

Landscape CAD and Graphics

4

 

 

Program electives

3

 

 

 

16

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

68

See HRT course descriptions.

Program electives (3): HRT 127◊, HRT 128◊, HRT 261◊, HRT 265◊, HRT 282◊, HRT 296

1HRT 125◊ meets the Mathematics and/or Science general education requirement.

2Students must complete RHT 101◊ with SPE 101◊, or RHT 101◊ with RHT 102◊. Students intending to transfer are encouraged to complete all three courses: RHT 101◊, RHT 102◊ and SPE 101◊ to meet university requirements.

3HRT 100◊, HRT 125◊ and HRT 154◊ will be offered in Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

Coordinator: Gary Antonich, Ext. 3550