Horticulture Technology Diploma D15240

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.


Diploma Course and Hour Requirements:  46 Semester Hours Credit

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I.      General Education Courses (6 SHC)

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry30003
COM 231Public Speaking30003

II.     Major Courses   
        Core (21 SHC)

HOR 112Landscape Design I23003
HOR 160Plant Materials I22003
HOR 162Applied Plant Science22003
HOR 164Horticulture Pest Mgt.22003
HOR 166Soils and Fertilizers22003
HOR 168Plant Propagation22003
HOR 245Horticulture Specialty Crops22003

        Other Major Hours (19 SHC)

HOR 114Landscape Construction22003
HOR 150Introduction to Horticulture20002
HOR 235Greenhouse Production22003
HOR 266Micropropagation30003
HOR 266AMicropropagation Lab Technology24004
TRF 110Introduction to Turfgrass Culture & Identification32004

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