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Landscape Gardening

Curriculum Description

The Landscape Gardening curriculum emphasizes intensive, practical, hands-on training in applied horticulture to reinforce classroom lecture on theory and technique.

Course work includes plant propagation, greenhouse and nursery plant culture, turf management, plant identification, arboriculture, diseases and pests of plants, landscape planning, maintenance and construction.

Graduates will be prepared for employment opportunities in applied horticulture related to landscape development and maintenance for residential and commercial operations. Graduates should 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.

Associate in Applied Science

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POS Approved: Fall 2011

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Expository Writing Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
HOR 160 Plant Materials I 2 2 0 3
LSG 111 Basic Landscape Tech 2 0 0 2
LSG 121 Fall Gardening Lab 0 6 0 2
MAT 115 Mathematical Models 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers NEW PREREQ Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy NEW PREREQ 1 2 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 12
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 0 0 10 1
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
HOR 114 Landscape Construction 2 2 0 3
HOR 168 Plant Propagation 2 2 0 3
HOR 260 Plant Materials II 2 2 0 3
LSG 122 Spring Gardening Lab 0 6 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 12
Clinical/WBL Hours: 10
Credit Hours: 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
HOR 118 Equipment Op & Maint 1 3 0 2
HOR 164 Hort Pest Management 2 2 0 3
LSG 123 Summer Gardening Lab 0 6 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 3
Lab/Shop Hours: 11
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 7

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COE 121 Co-op Work Experience II 0 0 10 1
HOR 112 Landscape Design I 2 3 0 3
HOR 134 Greenhouse Operations 2 2 0 3
LSG 231 Landscape Supervision 2 6 0 4
___ ___ Specialty Option ** ** ** 2
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 11
Clinical/WBL Hours: 10
Credit Hours: 13

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COE 131 Co-op Work Experience III 0 0 10 1
HOR 235 Greenhouse Production 2 2 0 3
TRF 110 Intro Turfgrass Cult & ID 3 2 0 4
___ ___ Specialty Option ** ** ** 2
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 10
Credit Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours: 66

Legend

  • : 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

Electives — Select 4 credit hours: COE 113, HOR 166, HOR 213, HOR 215, HOR 245, HOR 255, HOR 257, HOR 265, or HOR 273

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, ENG 125, ENG 131, HUM 110, HUM 121, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, REL 110, or REL 221. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.

General Education Courses

Written Communication:

COM 120, ENG 111, ENG 114

Oral Communication:

COM 231, ENG 115

Behavioral and Social Science:

PSY 118, PSY 150

Humanities and Fine Arts:

ART 111, ENG 125, ENG 131, HUM 110, HUM 121, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, REL 110, REL 221

Mathematics:

MAT 115, MAT 140, MAT 161

Technology:

CIS 110, CIS 111

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