2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jan 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Horticulture Technology, AAS (A15240)


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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.

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.

Major Courses


Total: 52 Credit Hours


General Education Courses


Total: 15 Credit Hours


Other Required Courses


Total: 1 Credit Hours


Total Credits for AAS Degree: 68


*Recommended Elective & General Education Options:


Co-op Electives:


Take 2 credits:

Production Electives:


Take 3 credits:

Communication:


Take 3 credits:

Social/Behavioral Sciences:


Take 3 credits:

Note:


Students enrolled full-time and making satisfactory progress should complete this program in five semesters. Additional time may be needed to achieve minimum requirements in English, math or science.

Contact the program coordinator or department chair for specific requirements.

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