Horticulture

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

HORT 1000 : Horticulture Science

Introduces the fundamentals of plant science and horticulture as a career field. Emphasis will be placed on an industry overview; plant morphology; plant physiology; environmental factors affecting horticulture practices; soil physical and chemical properties; fertilizer elements and analysis; and basic propagation techniques.

Credits

3

HORT 1010 : Woody Plant Identification

Provides the basis for a fundamental understanding of the taxonomy, identification, and culture requirements of woody plants. Topics include: introduction to woody plants, classification of woody plants, and woody plant identification and culture requirements.

Credits

3

HORT 1020 : Herbaceous Plant Identification

Emphasizes the identification, selection, and cultural requirements of herbaceous plants. Topics include: introduction to herbaceous plants, plant classification and nomenclature of herbaceous plants, herbaceous plant identification and culture requirements and seasonal color management.

Credits

3

HORT 1030 : Greenhouse Management

This course helps to prepare students for a career in the management of commercial greenhouses, conservatories and institutional greenhouses. Emphasis is placed on greenhouse construction; operation and management; regulating and controlling the environment; applying cultural practices as they affect plant physiological processes and influence plant growth and development; and management of a greenhouse business.

Credits

4

HORT 1041 : Landscape Construction

This course develops fundamental skills in landscape construction with an emphasis on landscape grading, drainage, retaining walls, and pavements. Topics include workplace safety, site preparation, project layout, construction methods, sequencing, and managerial functions.

Credits

4

HORT 1050 : Nursery Production & Management

Develops skills necessary to propagate and produce both container and field grown nursery stock. Topics include: industry overview, facility design, propagation techniques and environment, field grown and container production, and managerial functions for nursery production.

Credits

4

HORT 1060 : Landscape Design

Introduces design principles, drawing skills, and plant selection techniques required to produce landscape plans for residential/commercial clients. Topics include: landscape design principles, sketching and drawing skills, site analysis, plant and material selection, and landscape design process.

Credits

4

HORT 1070 : Landscape Installation

This course develops skills needed for the proper selection, installation, and establishment of landscape trees, shrubs, groundcovers, turf, and flowers. Topics include workplace safety, interpreting a landscape plan, soil preparation, planting methods, post care and establishment, and managerial functions for landscape installers.

Credits

4

HORT 1080 : Pest Management

This course provides an introduction to the principles and mechanisms of integrated pest management across a diverse array of pests including insects, weeds, plant pathogens, nematodes and vertebrates. Specifically, the course will provide students with a fundamental and practical understanding of integrated pest management in a landscape setting with emphasis on pest identification and control; pesticide application safety; and legal requirements for state licensure.

Credits

3

HORT 1120 : Landscape Management

This course introduces cultural techniques required for proper landscape management with emphasis on practical application and managerial techniques. Topics include: landscape management, safe operation and maintenance of landscape equipment, and administrative functions for landscape managers.

Credits

4

HORT 1140 : Horticulture Business Management

This course presents managerial techniques required for business success in a chosen horticultural field. All aspects of establishing and managing a small business will be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on strategic planning; financial management; marketing strategies; human resource management; and operations and administration.

Credits

3

HORT 1150 : Horticulture Internship

Provides the student with practical experience in an actual job setting. This internship allows the student to become involved in on-the-job environmental horticulture applications that require practice and follow through. Topics include: work ethics, skills, and attitudes; demands of the horticulture industry; horticultural business management; and labor supervision.

Credits

3

HORT 1150 or Course Cluster : Horticulture Internship or Course Cluster

Provides the student with practical experience in an actual job setting. This internship allows the student to become involved in on-the-job environmental horticulture applications that require practice and follow through. Topics include: work ethics, skills, and attitudes; demands of the horticulture industry; horticultural business management; and labor supervision.

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HORT Elective

Credits

3

HORT 1310 : Irrigation & Water Management

Provides students with exposure to the basic principles of hydraulics and fluidics. Special attention is given to watering plant materials in various soil and climatic conditions through the use of irrigation. Topics include: industry overview; fluidics and hydraulics; system design and installation.

Credits

4

HORT 1330 : Turfgrass Management

A study of turfgrass used in the southern United States. Topics include: industry overview, soil and soil modification; soil fertility; turf installation; turf maintenance, turf diseases, insects and weeds: and estimating costs on management practices.

Credits

4

HORT 1430 : Advanced Landscape Design

This course familiarizes students with approaches to garden and small outdoor space design. Students will examine various approaches to color and design theory relevant to designing gardens and outdoor spaces. Topics include history of design, landscape design principles and elements, sketching and drawing skills, design analysis, garden design styles, plant material selection and the development of a garden planting plan.

Credits

3

HORT 1560 : Computer Aided Landscape Design

Introduces computer aided landscape design techniques and used in landscape design projects. Emphasis is placed on practical application of landscape design processes through use of computer applications. Topics include: software commands; scale and layers operations; and drawing and design.

Credits

3

HORT 1720 : Introductory Floral Design

This course introduces the basic concepts and practices of floral design. Topics include: introduction to floral design; principles and elements of design used in floral compositions; identification of commonly used floral materials; conditioning and storing cut flowers; mechanics and supplies of flower arranging; construction of basic geometric designs; and corsage construction.

Credits

4

HORT 1730 : Advanced Floral Design

Advanced floral design theory; techniques and skills which enhances students' ability to design with cut and dried floral materials with emphasis on party, wedding, sympathy and high-style floral designs.

Credits

4

HORT 1750 : Interiorscaping

This course develops students' skills in designing, installing, and maintaining interior plantings. Topics include: an industry overview, environmental requirements, nutrient requirements, maintenance practices, plant disorders, and designs and installations.

Credits

4

HORT 2249 : Flower Shop Management

Introduces the student to the development and operational procedures of a floral business. Emphasis will be on both traditional and high style design as a business. Topics include: overview of the floral industry and starting a floral business.

Credits

3