Sustainable Landscape Practices Degree

Curriculum HRT.SUS.AAS (C201F)

Sustainable Landscape Practices offers students an opportunity to acquire specific skills to acquire an entry-level position or self-employment. The associate's degree program provides background in soil and water conservation; appropriate plant selections, use of fertilizers and pesticides with an emphasis on organic materials; reduced use of fossil fuels; infrastructure enhancements such as green roofs and xeriscaping. Students will acquire skills to implement solutions to common landscape practices that have adverse effect on the environment.

Upon successful completion of the Sustainable Landscape Practices Associate Degree, the graduate will be able to:

  • describe the interrelationships of people, society and plants;
  • demonstrate effective written, visual and verbal communication skills;
  • integrate appropriate landscape practices to provide a healthier environment;
  • demonstrate sustainable landscape practices in environmental conservation; and
  • utilize learned skills to advance in chosen career and continue professional development through four-year transfer programs.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One (Fall)

Credit Hours

 

BIS 105

Environmental Biology

4

 

HRT 125

Plants and Society1

4

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I2

3

 

SAT 100

Principles of Agroecology

3

 

SAT 105

Urban Agriculture Issues

3

 

 

 

17

Semester Two (Spring)

 

HRT 135

Soils & Fertilizers

3

 

SAT 130

Sustainable Plant Health Care

3

 

SAT 140

Sustainable/Organic Plants

4

 

SAT 170

Introduction to Biotechnology

3

 

HTH 104

Science of Personal Health or

 

 

HTH 281

First Aid & CPR

2

#

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II or

 

 

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking2

3

 

 

 

18

Semester Three (Summer)

#

HRT 154

Horticulture Internship

3

 

 

 

3

Semester Four (Fall)

#

BIS 205

Field Ecology

4

 

HRT 265

Vegetable and Herb Gardening

3

 

HRT 270

Sustainable Landscape Practices

3

 

HUM 126

Modern Business Ethics

1

 

SAT 272

Construction of Sustainable Landscaping

4

 

 

 

15

Semester Five (Spring)

 

HRT 126

Plant Propagation/Greenhouse Operations

3

 

HRT 275

Innovations in Sustainability

4

 

SAT 110

Natural Resource Management (Soils and Water)

3

 

SAT 271

Design of Sustainable Landscaping

4

 

HIS 151

The History of the U.S. to 1877 or

 

 

PSC 150

American National Politics or

 

 

SSC 190

Contemporary Society

3

 

 

 

17

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

70

See HRT course descriptions; SAT course descriptions.

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.

Coordinator: Tom Elsey, Ext. 3550