Horticulture Technology A.A.S.

A15240

The Horticulture Technology curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for various careers in horticulture. Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticultural principles and practices are included in the program of study.

Coursework includes plant science, plant materials, propagation, soils, fertilizers, and pest management. Also included are courses in plant production, landscaping, and the management and operation of horticulture businesses.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in nurseries, garden centers, greenhouses, landscape operations, gardens, and governmental agencies. Graduates should also be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s Examination and the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination. Students should consult their advisor for information about course scheduling.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Identify and state problems, issues, arguments and questions contained in a body of information (GE II.1)
  • Use written and oral discussion to discover and to articulate ideas. (GE I.1)
  • Identify IPM and its various components and develop an IPM program for a specific landscape, nursery or greenhouse crop or situation (GE I.1)
  • Identify and determine reasons for, and methods of, the major forms of plant propagation with specific, regionally appropriate examples of each in horticultural operations.

General Education

Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry

3

FA, SP, SU
ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting

3

FA, SP, SU
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy

3

FA, SP, SU

Humanities/Fine Arts

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 111Art Appreciation

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 111Theatre Application

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 126Storytelling

3

FA, SP, SU
MUS 110Music Appreciation

3

FA, SP
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics

3

FA, SP, SU
REL 110World Religions

3

FA, SP

Social/Behavioral Science

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics

3

SP, SU
GEO 111World Regional Geography

3

HIS 112World Civilizations II

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 150General Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
POL 120American Government

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology

3

FA, SP, SU

Major Courses

Core Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
AGR 170Soil Science

3

FA
HOR 112Landscape Design I

3

FA
HOR 124Nursery Operations

3

SP
HOR 134Greenhouse Operations

3

FA
HOR 160Plant Materials I

3

FA
HOR 162Applied Plant Science

3

SP
HOR 164Horticultural Pest Management

3

SP
HOR 168Plant Propagation

3

FA

Other Major Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
AGR 263Vegetable Production

3

SU
AGR 266Organic Crop Prod: FA

3

FA
BUS 230Small Business Management

3

FA, SP
CIS 110Introduction to Computers

3

FA, SP, SU
HOR 116Landscape Management I

3

SP
HOR 161Plant Materials II

3

SP
HOR 235Greenhouse Production

3

SP
HOR 245Horticultural Specialty Crops

3

SU
HOR 265Advanced Plant Materials

2

FA

Total Credit Hours: 65