1620 | Landscape and Horticulture Technology – AS

The Associate in Science (AS) 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 groundskeeping 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
Fall 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
* ORH 1010 Introduction to Horticulture   3
  SLS 1106 First-Year Experience Seminar   1
        13
Spring Term
  OST 2335 Business Communications   3
  SPC 2608 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (G.E.) 3
FRC 1211 Citrus Culture   3
  IPM 2671 Principles of Pest Management (Ornamental)   3
MAC 1105 College Algebra or equivalent (G.E.) 3
        15
Summer Term
  AGR 2915 Internship in Agriculture (Landscape/Horticulture Industry) or   3
   AGR 2949 Co-op Education Training Assignment in Agriculture   2-3
        2-3

SECOND YEAR
Fall Term
  MAN 2021 Principles of Management   3
  AOM 1310 Agricultural Machinery and Equipment (Landscape)   3
  ORH 1220 Turfgrass Management   3
   SWS 1102 Soils and Fertilization   3
  PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology or (G.E.)  3
   SYG 2000 General Sociology  (G.E.)  3
        15
Spring Term
*  LDE 2402 Landscape Design   3
  FNR 1060 Environmental Science and Policy   3
  AEB 2102 Principles of Agri-Business Management   3
**    Social Science Elective (G.E.)   3
**      Humanities Elective      (G.E.)    3
        15

* Check the course description for prerequisites.
**  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.
Many agriculture specific courses are conducted as Web-enhanced independent studies. A mandatory orientation is held the first week of class.