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  Horticulture Technology

Associate of Applied Science

Program Coordinator:         Kevin Hamed, OTC 220, Ext. 2431
Length:                                             
Four semesters (two years)

Purpose: The Horticulture Industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the VHCC service region. The Horticulture program is designed to prepare students for employment in the horticulture industry or a related field and to provide training for those who are currently working in the field and wish to improve their knowledge and skills. Students will not only develop skills in plant production, but also interpersonal and business management skills.

Occupational Objectives: Graduates of the program are prepared for managerial/supervisory level positions in areas that include landscape design and installation, grounds maintenance, turfgrass maintenance, floral designer, greenhouse and nursery management, garden center operation, and sales and marketing and related industries.

Program Requirements: The curriculum is designed to integrate courses in nursery management, greenhouse management, turf management and related areas, general education, and electives. Students are advised to follow the curriculum as outlined in the College catalog and consult with their faculty advisor or counselor in planning their programs and selecting electives. Courses within this curriculum may be applied to a four-year program at the discretion of the admitting institution. Students planning to transfer should explore opportunities with their faculty advisor or counselor.
Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester curriculum, the student will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Horticulture Technology.

 

Horticulture Technology

First Semester (Fall)

Course Number

Course Title

Lec. Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Crs.

BIO 215

Plant Life of Virginia

2

3

3

HRT 100

Into. to Horticulture

2

2

3

HRT 246

Herbaceous Plants

2

2

3

ENG 111

College Composition

3

0

3

EEE

2*Social Science Elective

3

0

3

SDV 101

Orientation to College Success

1

1

1

Total

13

8

16

Second Semester (Spring)

HRT 205

Soils

2

2

3

HRT 226

Greenhouse Management

2

2

3

HRT 275

Landscape Construction

2

2

3

BIO 101

Gen Biology I

3

3

4

EEE

3*Humanities Elective

3

0

3

Total

12

9

16

Summer Semester

HRT 197 or 297

Cooperative Education

0

45

3

Total

0

45

3

Third Semester (Fall)

HRT 115

Plant Propagation

2

2

3

HRT 233

Landscape Drawing Applications

2

2

3

HRT 260

Floral Design

2

2

3

SPA 101

Spanish (or HRT 297)

3-4

0

3-4

CST 100

Principles of Public Speaking

3

0

3

Total

12-13

6

15-16

Fourth Semester (Spring)

HRT 134

Four Season Food Production

3

0

3

HRT 245

Woody Plants (opt. HRT 247/269)

2

2

3

HRT 259

Arboriculture

2

2

3

EEE

2*Social Science Elective

3

0

3

MTH 141

Business Math

3

0

3

PED

4*Physical Education

0

2-3

1

Total

13

6-7

16

Total Minimum Credits for AAS Degree..........................66-67

Footnotes*

1. HRT classes do not have prerequisites.

2. Students must take 6 credits of social sciences. Recommended social science courses include ECO 201-202; GEO 210; HIS 101-102; HIS 121-122; PLS 135, 211-212; PSY 200; SOC 200.

3. Students must take 3 credits of Humanities/Fine Arts. Recommended humanities courses include ART 201, 202; MUS 121, 122; REL 200, 210, 230; CST 130, 151, 152; PHI 101; foreign language and literature.

4. Students may substitute any HLT (Health) course that contains a personal wellness component for physical education requirement. Transfer students should note that four-year institutions might require a PED activity course in the general education core.

 

Horticulture

Career Studies Certificate 

Purpose:  To provide the knowledge and skills needed for entry-level positions in horticulture. Also appropriate for personal growth and development. 

Fall

Course Number

Course Title

Lec. Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Crs.

HRT 100

Intro. to Horticulture

2

2

3

BIO 215

Plant Life of Virginia

2

3

3

HRT 246

Herbaceous Plants

2

2

3

Spring

HRT 205

Soils

2

2

3

HRT 245

Woody Plants

2

2

3

EEE

Horticulture Elective

2

2

3

Total

12

13

18

 

 

Horticulture: Floral Design and Indoor Plant Care

Career Studies Certificate

Course Number

Course Title

Lec. Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Crs.

HRT 100

Intro. to Horticulture

2

2

3

HRT 226

Greenhouse Management

2

2

3

HRT 202

Landscape Plants

2

2

3

HRT 207

Plant Pest Management

2

2

3

HRT 260

Floral Design

2

2

3

HRT 247

Indoor Plants

2

2

3

Total

12

12

18


Organic Food/Plant Production

Career Studies Certificate

Purpose: To provide the knowledge and skills needed for growing organic food and plant crops. Also appropriate for personal growth and development.

 

Fall

Course Number

Course Title

Lec. Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Crs.

HRT 100

Intro. to Horticulture

2

2

3

HRT 115

Plant Propagation

2

2

3

BIO 215

Plant Life of Virginia

2

3

3

Spring

HRT 134

Four Season Food Production

3

0

3

HRT 205

Soils

2

2

3

HRT 226

Greenhouse Management

2

2

3

Total

13

11

18

Last updated: 3/7/2014 1:43:46 PM