Horticulture Technology, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science

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 127 Horticultural Botany 3
HRT 160 Applied Mathematics for the Green Industry 2
HRT 201 Landscape Plants I 3
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline) 1
Total 15
2nd Semester
1BUS Elective 3
2CST Elective 3
HRT 115 Plant Propagation 3
HRT 120 History of Garden Design 3
HRT 202 Landscape Plants II 3
3 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total 18
3rd Semester
CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry I 4
HRT 231 Planting Design I 3
HRT 245 Woody Plants 3
HRT 259 Arboriculture 3
HRT 269 Professional Turf Care 3
Total 16
4th Semester
4HRT Elective 3
HRT 205 Soils 3
HRT 207 Plant Pest Management 3
HRT 275 Landscape Construction and Maintenance 3
Choose One
HRT 290 Coordinated Internship 1
HRT 297 Cooperative Education 1
5 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total 16
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 65
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG
111
3
HRT
100
3
HRT
127
3
HRT
160
2
Landscape Plants I
HRT
201
3
Choose One
SDV
100
1
SDV
101
1
Total 15
2nd Semester
Elective
1BUS
3
Elective
2CST
3
HRT
115
3
HRT
120
3
Landscape Plants II
HRT
202
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
3
Total 18
3rd Semester
CHM
101
4
HRT
231
3
HRT
245
3
HRT
259
3
HRT
269
3
Total 16
4th Semester
Elective
4HRT
3
HRT
205
3
HRT
207
3
HRT
275
3
Choose One
Coordinated Internship
HRT
290
1
Cooperative Education
HRT
297
1
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
5
3
Total 16
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 65

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

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

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

4 Course chosen must align with Coordinated Internship or Cooperative Education focus. 

5 Students may choose from any of the following electives:ECO 150, ECO 202, or GEO 200.