Horticulture Technology A15240

Curriculum Description:
The Horticulture Technology curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for various careers in horticulture.  Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticulture principles and practices are included in the program of study.

Course work includes plant science, plant materials, propagation, soils, fertilizers, and pest management.  Also included are courses in plant production, landscaping, and the management and operation of horticulture businesses.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in nurseries, garden centers, greenhouses, landscape operations, gardens, and governmental agencies.  Graduates should also be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s Examination and the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination.

Degree Course and Hour Requirements:  68 Semester Hours Credit


I.      General Education Courses (15 SHC)

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry30003
COM 231Public Speaking30003
Humanities Elective
Select one of the following:
MAT 110Mathematical Measurement & Literacy22003
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy22003
Select one of the following:
PSY 150General Psychology30003
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology30003

II.     Major Courses   
        Technical Core (12 SHC)

HOR 160Plant Materials I22003
HOR 164Horticulture Pest Mgt.22003
HOR 112Landscape Design I23003
HOR 166Soils and Fertilizers22003

        Program Major (12 SHC)

HOR 162Applied Plant Science22003
HOR 168Plant Propagation22003
HOR 134Greenhouse Operations22003
HOR 245Horticulture Specialty Crops22003

        Other Major Hours (29 SHC)

BUS 230Small Business Management30003
CIS 110Introduction to Computers22003
HOR 161Plant Materials II22003
HOR 213Landscape Design II22003
HOR 225Nursery Production22003
HOR 235Greenhouse Production22003
HOR 266Micropropagation30003
HOR 266AMicropropagation Lab Technology24004
Select 4 hours from the following:
AGR 265Organic Crop Prod: Spring22003
AGR 266Organic Crop Prod: Fall22003
WBL 111Work-Based Learning I001001
WBL 115Work-Based Learning Seminar I10001
HOR 114Landscape Construction22003
HOR 142Fruit and Vegetable Production12002
HOR 150Introduction to Horticulture20002
HOR 154Introduction to Horticulture Therapy24004
HOR 257Arboriculture Practices13002
TRF 110Introduction to Turfgrass Culture & Identification32004

HUMANITIES ELECTIVE:  ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, HUM 110, HUM 122, HUM 130, HUM 160, HUM 220, MUS 110, MUS 112

DEVELOPMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:  DRE 096, DRE 097, DRE 098, DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050, ACA 085