1620 | Landscape and Horticulture Technology – AS

Description: 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 groundskeeping manager, production manager and superintendent, landscape gardener, landscape designer, supervisor, park worker, and 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: 60 credit hours


Fall Term
  CGS 1100C Introduction to Microcomputers using Windows (G.E.) 3
^ ENC 1101 Freshman English I (G.E.) 3
  HOS 1010 Introduction to Plant Science   3
* ORH 1010 Introduction to Horticulture   3
  SLS 1106 First-Year Experience Seminar   1
Spring Term
* FRC 1211 Citrus Culture   3
  IPM 2671 Principles of Pest Management (Ornamental)   3
  OST 2335 Business Communications   3
  SPC 2608 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (G.E.) 3
MAC 1105 College Algebra OR equivalent (G.E.) 3
Summer Term
  AGR 2915 Internship in Agriculture (Landscape/Horticulture Industry) OR    
   AGR 2949 Co-op Education Training Assignment in Agriculture   2-3

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

* 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 your responsibility to meet with the instructional supervisor 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 week of class.