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HRT 100 introduction to Horticulture (3 credits) (Fall)
Introduces commercial horticulture industry with emphasis on career opportunities. Examines equipment, facilities, and physical arrangements of production, wholesale and retail establishments. Surveys individual areas within horticulture industry. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

HRT 115 Plant Propagation (3 credits) (Fall)
Teaches principles and practices of plant propagation. Examines commercial and home practices. Provides experience in techniques using seed-spores, cuttings, grafting, budding, layering and division. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

HRT 119 Irrigation Systems for Turf and Ornamentals (3 credits) (Every Other Spring)
Explains why, when, and how irrigation systems are used by the grounds management industry. Includes component selection, system design, installation, operation, and maintenance. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

HRT 120 History of Garden Design (3 credits) (Fall)
Studies the development of gardens as they chronicle the development of civilization. Introduces the periods, in both Europe and North America, beginning with settlement, on through industrial development, land and space utilization to current environmental concerns. Explores physical and cultural influences on garden design and utilization. Lecture 3 hours per week. 

HRT 134 Four Season Food Production (3 credits) (Spring)
Familiarizes students with organic small-scale food production through lecture and demonstration. Includes seed saving, cover crops, and gardening planning. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HRT 197 Co-op (3 credits)
Requires curriculum advisor and co-op advisor approvals.

Cooperative education in ornamental horticulture. Designed to provide practical work experience for the horticulture student. Minimum on-the-job training is 225 work hours over the course of a semester.

HRT 201 - 202 Landscape Plants I - II (3 credits/ 3 credits) (Fall/Spring)
Studies landscape use of plants. Considers ornamental value, growth habit, identification, and limitations. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.

HRT 205 Soils (3 credits) (Spring)
Teaches theoretical and practical aspects of soils and other growing media. Examines media components, chemical and physical properties, and soil organisms. Discusses management and conservation. Lecture 2.hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

HRT 207 Plant Pest Management (3 credits) (Spring)
Teaches principles of plant pest management. Covers morphology and life cycles of insects and other small animal pests and plant pathogens. Lab stresses diagnosis, chemical and non-chemical control of specific pests, and pesticide safety. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

HRT 226 Greenhouse Management (3 credits) (Spring)
Discusses the theoretical and applied practices of managing a greenhouse facility. Emphasizes greenhouse construction and design, environmental control, energy conservation, and related topics. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

HRT 227 Professional Landscape Management (3 credits) (Spring)
Focuses on basic practices and techniques involving landscape management. Includes development of a year-round management calendar and preparation of bid and contract proposals. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

HRT 233 Landscape Drawing Applications (3 credits)
Applies theories of landscape design and drawing to actual design projects and tasks. Emphasizes drawing techniques and use of advanced media in applications. Includes hard line, free-style, and computer-assisted landscape drawing in simple landscape drawing applications. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. 

HRT 245 - Woody Plants (3 credits)
Studies identification, culture, and uses of woody plants in landscaping. Includes deciduous and evergreen, native and cultivated shrubs, trees and vines. Teaches scientific and common names of plants. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

HRT 246 Herbaceous Plants (2-3 credits)
Studies identification, culture and uses of herbaceous plants in landscaping. Includes perennials, biennials, common bulbs and annuals. Teaches scientific and common names of plants. Lecture 1 – 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.

HRT 247 Indoor Plants (3 credits) (Spring)
Studies identification, culture, and uses of indoor plants in interior landscaping. Includes tropical, subtropical and non-hardy temperate plants. Teaches scientific and common names of plants. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.

HRT 259 Arboriculture (3 credits)
Studies the techniques of tree care. Covers surgery, pruning, insect and disease recognition and control, fertilization, cabling, and lightning rod installation. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

HRT 260 Introduction to Floral Design (3 credits) (Fall)
Teaches skills required for the composition of basic table arrangements. Includes the history of design styles, identification of flowers and green, identification and use of equipment, and conditioning and handling of flowers. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

HRT 269 Professional Turf Care (3 credits) (Fall)
Covers turfgrass identification selection, culture, propagation, and pest control. Surveys commercial turf care operations and use of common equipment. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours Per week.

HRT 275 Landscape Construction and Maintenance (3 credits) (Fall)
Examines practical applications of commercial landscape construction techniques, and materials used. Covers construction, planting, and maintenance. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

HRT 297 Co-op (3 credits)
Requires curriculum advisor and co-op advisor approvals.

Cooperative education in ornamental horticulture. Designed to provide practical work experience for the horticulture student.

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