Horticulture Technology, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science
Campuses: Loudoun

The curriculum is designed to prepare students for full-time employment within the field of commercial horticulture as well as for those presently working who seek further knowledge and advancement.

Graduates of the program are prepared for managerial/supervisory level positions in areas which include landscape design and installation, grounds maintenance, floristry, greenhouse and nursery management, garden center operation, and sales and marketing in related industries.

Students in this program have an opportunity to gain career-related work experience through Cooperative Education or an internship in their area of emphasis.

Related Specialization: Landscape Design

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
HRT 100 Introduction to Horticulture 3
HRT 125 Chemicals in Horticulture 3
HRT 127 Horticultural Botany 3
HRT 160 Applied Mathematics for the Green Industry 2
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
Total 15
2nd Semester
1CST Elective 3
HRT 115 Plant Propagation 3
HRT 120 History of Garden Design 3
HRT 246 Herbaceous Plants 3
2 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
3BUS Elective 3
HRT 207 Plant Pest Management 3
HRT 231 Planting Design I 3
HRT 245 Woody Plants 3
HRT 269 Professional Turf Care 3
4 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Total 18
4th Semester
HRT 205 Soils 3
HRT 247 Indoor Plants 2
HRT 275 Landscape Construction and Maintenance 3
Choose One
HRT 290 Coordinated Internship 1
HRT 297 Cooperative Education
5HRT Elective 3
Choose One
6MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
Total 15-16
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 63-64
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG
111
3
HRT
100
3
HRT
125
3
HRT
127
3
HRT
160
2
Choose One
SDV
100
1
Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
SDV
101
Total 15
2nd Semester
Elective
1CST
3
HRT
115
3
HRT
120
3
HRT
246
3
2
3
Total 15
3rd Semester
Elective
3BUS
3
HRT
207
3
HRT
231
3
HRT
245
3
HRT
269
3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
4
3
Total 18
4th Semester
HRT
205
3
HRT
247
2
HRT
275
3
Choose One
Coordinated Internship
HRT
290
1
Cooperative Education
HRT
297
Elective
5HRT
3
Choose One
6MTH
154
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
Total 15-16
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 63-64

1 Students may choose from any of the following communication electives: CST 100, CST 110, CST 115, CST 126, or CST 227.

2 Students may choose from any of the following humanities/fine arts courses: ART 100, ART 101, ART 102, or ART 250.

3 Students may choose from any of the following business electives: BUS 116, BUS 117, BUS 165.

4 Students may choose from any of the following electives: ECO 110, ECO 120 or GEO 200.

5 Course chosen must align with Coordinated Internship or Cooperative Education focus. Example: If the Internship is with a Vineyard and focus is on vine establishment, VEN 110 would be an appropriate course.

6 Students may choose from any of the following electives: BIO 101, ENV 121, GOL 105, NAS 125, or other course approved by the academic advisor.