Horticulture Technology

Curriculum Description

Horticulture Science Technology
Career Cluster:    Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Pathway:               Plant Systems

Program Major    Horticulture Technology

Pathway Description

These curricula are 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 identification, pest management, plant science and soil science.  Also included are courses in sustainable plant production and management, landscaping, and the operation of horticulture businesses.

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions associated with nurseries, garden centers, greenhouses, landscape operations, governmental agencies/parks, golf courses, sports complexes, highway vegetation, turf maintenance companies, and private and public gardens.  Graduates should also be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s Examination and/or the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination.

Program Major Description

A program that focuses on the general production and management of cultivated plants, shrubs, flowers, foliage, trees, groundcovers, and related plant materials; the management of technical and business operations connected with horticultural services; and the basic scientific principles needed to understand plants and their management and care.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A15240
NC CIP: 01.0601
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2020

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
HOR 114 Landscape Construction 2 2 0 3
HOR 162 Applied Plant Science 2 2 0 3
HOR 168 Plant Propagation 2 2 0 3
LSG 111 Basic Landscape Technique 2 0 0 2
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
HOR 134 Greenhouse Operations 2 2 0 3
HOR 160 Plant Materials I 2 2 0 3
HOR 166 Soils & Fertilizers 2 2 0 3
___ ___ English Option 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 110
OR
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy NEW VERSION Requisite 2 2 0 3
MAT 143
OR
Quantitative Literacy NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Requisite (3) (2) (0) (4)
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
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 142 Fruit & Vegetable Prod 1 2 0 2
HOR 164 Hort Pest Management 2 2 0 3
HOR 251 Insects & Diseases 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 9
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 10

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
HOR 112 Landscape Design I Requisite 2 3 0 3
HOR 161 Plant Materials II Requisite 2 2 0 3
HOR 225 Nursery Production 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
HOR 152
OR
Horticulture Practices Requisite 0 3 0 1
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I (0) (0) (10) (1)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology REVISED REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
PSY 150 General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction 3 0 0 3
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ Specialty Option ** ** ** 2
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 10
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
HOR 116 Landscape Management I 2 2 0 3
HOR 235 Greenhouse Production Requisite 2 2 0 3
HOR 273 Hor Mgmt & Marketing 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Specialty Option ** ** ** 2
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Specialty Option ** ** ** 2
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours: 72

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

English Option – Select one: COM 120, COM 231, ENG 112, ENG 114, or ENG 115

Specialty Option: Select 6 hours: ARC 114, HOR 213, HOR 215, HOR 245, HOR 255, HOR 257, HOR 265, HOR 271LAR 111, LAR 113, or LAR 235

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives — Select one: HUM 110, HUM 115, PHI 230, PHI 240, ART 111, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, REL 110

**Hours vary depending on course selection.

A15240