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Horticulture Technology Management
Program Requirements

Degree type: B Tech (Bachelor of Technology)

Total Required Credits: 131

Estimated Time to Complete the Degree: (Assuming student maintains a full credit load) - 4 years

Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Mathematics: 1 unit sequential math; 1 required or elementary algebra
Science: 2 units (Biology and Chemistry recommended)
Standardized Test Score Results (S.A.T. or A.C.T.)

THERE ARE TWO OPTIONS: General Horticulture and Landscape Development

General Horticulture

The program in General Horticulture provides a generalized study of horticulture and business. Students receive training in horticulture, plant identification, botany, entomology, soil science, business and computer business applications.

Landscape Development

The focus of this option is to prepare students for professional landscape contracting and landscape design. In addition to a core of courses in horticulture, plant identification, soil science and business, students are trained in landscape drafting, graphics, landscape plans, site engineering, landscape construction and computer-aided design and professional practices.

A.A.S Degree Requirements(Click here for a degree synopsis)

Degree type: A.A.S (Associate in Applied Science)

Total Requred Credits: 63-64

Estimated Time to Complete the Degree: (Assuming student maintains a full credit load) - 2 years

Special entrance Requirements:
Mathematics: 1 unit sequential math 1 required or elementary algebra
Science: 2 units (Biology and Chemistry recommended)

General Horticulture

The program in General Horticulture provides a generalized study of horticulture. In addition to the required basic, introductory courses, a wide range of electives are offered thereby allowing students to develop their desired areas of expertise.

Students learn hot to identify plants, run computer business applications and take courses in botany, entomology, soil science, and business. Students may elect additional courses in plant propagation, landscape construction, commercial floral design, arboriculture, ecology, and turf grass management. Laboratory hours provide students with valuable 'hands-on' experience in the College's extensive greenhouses and ornamental gardens.

The broad scope of course offerings within this option allows students to experience all phases of horticultural operations and to maximize their employment opportunities and career choices. Professional development opportunities are varied as a result of the program's many elective choices.

Ornamental Horticulture Certificate Program

In addition to the Associate in Applied Science degree, the Department offers a Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture which prepares students to be horticulture technicians, managers and supervisors in garden defaults, parks, arboreta, private residences, golf courses, flower shops, commercial interior plantscaping and greenhouses.