Horticulture Technology: Landscape Design Specialization, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science
Campuses: Loudoun

This program is designed to prepare the student for full-time employment within the field of landscape design as well as assisting those who are presently working and who wish to further their knowledge and upgrade their skills.

Graduates of this degree are prepared to work in the field of landscape design, in nurseries and garden centers, and as institutional horticultural staff. Students in this degree have the opportunity to gain career-related work experience through a Coordinated Internship, Cooperative Education, or Special Studio Project in the area of 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
1CST Elective 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
HRT 100 Introduction to Horticulture 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 12
2nd Semester
2 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
HRT 120 History of Garden Design 3
HRT 230 Site Analysis 2
HRT 246 Herbaceous Plants 3
Choose One
3MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
Total 14-15
3rd Semester
4BUS Elective 3
HRT 231 Planting Design I 3
HRT 245 Woody Plants 3
HRT 251 Site Engineering for Landscape Design 3
5HRT Elective 3
6 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Total 18
4th Semester
HRT 232 Planting Design II 3
HRT 244 Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) for Landscape Designers 3
HRT 250 Plant Composition 2
HRT 252 Landscape Construction Drawings 3
HRT 275 Landscape Construction and Maintenance 3
Choose One
HRT 290 Coordinated Internship 2
HRT 297 Cooperative Education/Special Studio Project
HRT 298 Seminar and Project
Total 16
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 60-61
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
Elective
1CST
3
ENG
111
3
HRT
100
3
HRT
160
2
Choose One
SDV
100
1
Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
SDV
101
Total 12
2nd Semester
2
3
HRT
120
3
HRT
230
2
HRT
246
3
Choose One
3MTH
154
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
Total 14-15
3rd Semester
Elective
4BUS
3
HRT
231
3
HRT
245
3
HRT
251
3
Elective
5HRT
3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
6
3
Total 18
4th Semester
HRT
232
3
Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) for Landscape Designers
HRT
244
3
HRT
250
2
HRT
252
3
HRT
275
3
Choose One
Coordinated Internship
HRT
290
2
Cooperative Education/Special Studio Project
HRT
297
Seminar and Project
HRT
298
Total 16
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 60-61

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 electives: BIO 101, ENV 121, GOL 105, NAS 125, or other course approved by the academic advisor.

4 Students may choose from any of the following business electives: BUS 116, BUS 117, BUS 165, BUS 200, or BUS 260.

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

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

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