Associate Degree in Applied Science
Horticulture technology students study applied plant science emphasizing plant production and use. Students are trained in landscaping, nursery and garden center operations, greenhouse management and horticulture support operations.
Students participate in indoor and outdoor labs, greenhouse and nursery operations and the establishment and maintenance of ornamental gardens on the College's campus. In addition, students participate in horticultural work projects and field trips to horticulture sites within the region. Students receive training for the landscaping industry, nursery and garden center operations, and greenhouse management, as well as supporting horticulture supply businesses.
Nursery operations, landscape management, grounds maintenance, landscape installation, parks and forestry services, urban forestry, retail plant sales, garden center management, greenhouse operation and horticulture supply businesses.
Each year, numerous horticulture technology program students complete internships with various companies, including Walt Disney World, Callaway Gardens and Biltmore House and Gardens.
EEDA Career Cluster
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; Architecture & Construction
Course Requirements for Horticulture Technology
A. General Education Courses (followed by number of credit hours)
Math Requirement (3)
Humanities Requirement (3)
Social Sciences Requirement (3)
ENG 101 English Composition I (3)
SPC 205 Public Speaking (3)
B. Major Courses (followed by number of credit hours)
HRT 105 Landscape Plant Materials (4)
HRT 110 Plant Form and Function (4)
HRT 125 Soils (4)
HRT 141 Horticulture Pest Control (4)
C. Electives and/or Additional Hours Required for Graduation
HRT 102 Landscape Design (4)
HRT 108 Annuals and Perennials (2)
HRT 139 Plant Propagation (3)
HRT 200 Horticulture Business Management (3)
HRT 223 Irrigation 4HRT 230 Greenhouse Technology (4)
HRT 132 Nursery Operation (3)
HRT 241 Turf Management (3)
HRT 253 Landscape Installation (4)
HRT 255 Urban Tree Care (3)
HRT 256 Landscape Management (4)
• The student must complete one elective course that totals at least 2.0 semester credit hours.
Minimum semester credit hours required for graduation: 70