1620 | Landscape and Horticulture Technology

Associate in Science (A.S.)

Description of Program:

The A.S. degree in Landscape and Horticulture Technology prepares you for employment in the landscape industry as an agricultural or nursery and landscape professional or manager, landscape and groundkeeping manager, production manager and superintendent, landscape gardener, landscape designer, supervisor, park worker, and a landscaping contractor. Course content includes, but is not limited to, instruction pertaining to an understanding of plant physiology and growth, plant nutrition and fertilization, plant classification and identification, propagation, pest management, pruning and shaping plants, maintenance of landscape plants, equipment management, marketing, environmental management, employability and human relations skills, and business management.

Length: Two (2) years (64 credit hours)


PREFIX NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS

FIRST YEAR
First Term
* ENC 1101 Freshman English 1 (G.E.) 3
  CGS 1100C Introduction to Microcomputers using Windows (G.E.) 3
  HOS 1010 Introduction to Plant Science   3
  SWS 1102 Soils and Fertilizers   3
SLS 1106 First Year Experience Seminar 1
        13
Second Term
  OST 2335 Business Communications   3
  MAC 1105 College Algebra (G.E.) 3
  SPC 2608 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (G.E.) 3
  FRC 1211 Citrus Culture   3
  IPM 2671 Principles of Pest Management (Ornamental)   3
        15
Summer Term
  ORH 1220 Turfgrass Management   3
**   Elective   3
        6

SECOND YEAR
First Term
  MNA 2345 Management and Supervision   3
  AOM 1310 Agricultural Machinery and Equipment (Landscape)   3
  ORH 1010 Introduction to Horticulture   3
**   Social Science Elective (G.E.) 3
  INP 1390 Human Relations OR   3
     PSY 2012    General Psychology    
        15
Second Term
**   Humanities Elective (G.E.) 3
  LDE 2402 Landscape Design   3
  FNR 1060 Environmental Science and Policy   3
  AEB 2102 Principles of Agri-Business Management   3
  AGR 2949 Co-op Work Experience in Agriculture (Citrus Industry) OR   3
     ARG 2915    Internship in Agriculture (Citrus Industry)    
        15

* It may be necessary to first enroll in a lower level English, math, or reading course depending on college placement test scores.
** It is the student’s responsibility to meet with the department chair or counselor to select the proper course to fulfill this requirement.
   
NOTE: Many agriculture specific courses are conducted as Web-enhanced independent studies. A mandatory orientation is held the first Tuesday of the term at 6 p.m. in Building T, Room 20.