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Horticulture Technology -
Landscape Maintenance

Curriculum Description

The Horticulture Technology curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for various careers in horticulture. Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticultural principles and practices are included in the program of study.

Course work includes plant science, plant materials, propagation, soils, fertilizers and pest management. Also included are courses in plant production, landscaping and the management and operation of horticulture businesses.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in nurseries, garden centers, greenhouses, landscape operations, gardens and governmental agencies. Graduates should also be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s Examination and the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.
(CTE-Y C15240L1)


NC CIP: 01.0601
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
HOR 160 Plant Materials I 2 2 0 3
HOR 162 Applied Plant Science 2 2 0 3
    4 4 0 6

Spring Semester
HOR 112 Landscape Design I 2 3 0 3
    2 3 0 3

Fall Semester
HOR 164 Hort Pest Management 2 2 0 3
HOR 168 Plant Propagation 2 2 0 3
    4 4 0 6

Spring Semester
HOR 116 Landscape Management I 2 2 0 3
    2 2 0 3

Total Credit Hours: 18


  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

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