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Curriculum Information Guide

Horticultural Technology Management

Dr. Jonathan Lehrer, Chair
Urban Horticulture and Design Dept.
Jonathan.Lehrer@farmingdale.edu
631-420-2711
School of Business

 

Bachelor of Technology Degree

The Horticultural Technology Management program is designed to produce versatile graduates prepared for a wide range of entry-level and middle management positions in the extensive green industry on Long Island and beyond. The horticultural green industry is a diverse conglomerate of growers, retailers, designers, installers, and maintenance personnel serving public and private gardens, homeowners, golf courses, parks and recreational facilities.

Through a selection of required and elective courses in the concentration, students will become progressively more specialized and advanced in their chosen area of interest. The Horticultural Technology Management program has a common business and horticulture core which serves as the foundation for the two concentrations in the program.

The two major concentrations are: General Horticulture and Landscape Development. Each concentration offers a sequence of courses that build upon a strong foundation in the discipline and draws from a multi-disciplinary array of course work in Horticulture, Business and the Arts and Sciences.

The broad scope of courses allows students to experience various phases of horticultural operations as well as business procedures and practices. The mix of horticulture and business maximizes their employment opportunities and career choices. Graduates of this program may develop careers owning and operating their own businesses, propagating plants, designing interior and exterior landscapes, managing golf courses, estates, public gardens and garden centers.

Horticultural Technology Management (BT) Program Outcomes:

This major has two concentrations: Landscape Development and General Horticulture.

General Horticulture (BT) Program Outcomes:

  • Graduates will receive a strong foundation in science and master skillsets utilizing traditional and cutting edge techniques.
  • Graduates will demonstrate diverse knowledge and skills required to perform professionally in today’s complex multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Graduates will exhibit the knowledge necessary to understand horticulture from an historical perspective, as well as current and future trends of industry.
  • Graduates will have learned specific professional skills addressing the science and art of growing and utilizing cultivated plants to beautify, enhance and restore private and public landscapes, and become familiar with ever-changing industry procedures, practices and techniques.
  • Graduates will have learned specific professional skills addressing resume development, self-promotion and job search skills in order to successfully compete in the current job market.

Landscape Development (BT) Program Outcomes:

  • Graduates will receive a strong foundation in design, and master skillsets utilizing traditional and cutting digital techniques.
  • Graduates will demonstrate diverse knowledge and skills required to perform professionally in today’s design environment.
  • Graduates will exhibit the knowledge necessary to understand design from an historical perspective, as well as current and future trends of industry.
  • Graduates will have learned specific professional skills addressing resume development, self-promotion, job search skills, industry procedures and practices and presentation techniques.
  • Graduates will have created a portfolio of work, which will meet industry demands in order to successfully compete in the current job market.
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Fall 2017- Subject to Revision
Liberal Arts and Sciences: (43 credits)
EGL 101 Composition I: College Writing (GE) 3
EGL 102 Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
SPE 130 or SPE 202 (GE) 3
Humanities (GE) 3
American/Other World/Western Civilization History (GE) 3
Mathematics (GE) 3
The Arts (GE) 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE) 3
General Education elective (GE) 3
BIO 192 Botany (GE) 4
BIO 198 Entomology (GE) 4

Students must select 8 credits from:

BIO 353/BIO 354L Essentials of Plant Pathology/Lab 4
BIO 355 Ecological Topics 4
CHM 124 Principles of Chemistry 4
Required: BUS/BCS/IND Courses (21 credits)
BCS 102 Computer Concepts & Applications 3
BUS 109 Management Theories and Practices 3
BUS 131 Marketing Principles 3
BUS 141 Contemporary Business Communications 3
BUS 230 Environmental Law 3
BUS/IND/BCS Electives (300 level or above) 6
Required: Horticulture Courses (28 credits)
HOR 110 Horticulture I 3
HOR 111 Horticulture II Growth and Development of Cultivated Plants 3
HOR 112 Soils: The Foundation of Life 3
HOR 127 Horticultural Seminar 1
HOR 131 Landscape Drafting I 3
HOR 204 Herbaceous Plants II 3
HOR 211 Woody Plants I 3
HOR 212 Woody Plants II 3
HOR 340 The Sustainable Garden 3

Writing Intensive: Students must choose one of the following:

HOR 320W Public Garden Management OR 3
HOR 350W The History of Garden Design & Landscape Architecture 3

Please refer to the General Education and Writing Intensive requirement sections of the College catalog and consult with your advisor to ensure that graduation requirements are satisfied.

Concentration Requirements (choose one):

General Horticulture:

The concentration in General Horticulture provides a generalized study of horticulture and business. Through a wide range of electives, students can develop specific areas of expertise. The program of study includes training in plant identification, botany, entomology, soil science, business, and computer business applications. Students may elect additional courses in plant propagation, landscape construction, commercial floral design, arboriculture, ecology, and turf and grass management. Laboratory hours provide students valuable “hands-on” experience in the College’s extensive greenhouses and ornamental gardens. 

General Horticulture Concentration: (31-32 credits)
HOR 103 Herbaceous Plants I 3
HOR 200 +- Level Electives 18
___ 200 +- Level Elective (by advisement: if not HOR) 3-4
HOR 311 Woody Plants III:Advanced Topics 3
HOR 475 Horticulture Practicum 4

Landscape Development:

The focus of this specialization is to prepare students for business in professional landscape contracting and landscape design. The student is trained in landscape drafting, landscape graphics, landscape plans, landscape construction, landscape surveying, computer-aided design, plant materials, professional practices, business, and computer business applications.

Landscape Development Concentration: (31 credits)
HOR 133 Landscape Drafting II 3
HOR 207 Landscape Plans I 3
HOR 219 Landscape Construction 3
HOR 220 Landscape Plans II 3
HOR 370 Landscape Professional Practices 3
HOR 371 Landscape CAD I 3
HOR 372 Site Engineering I 3
HOR Electives (200 level or above) 6
HOR 474 Design Capstone Project 4

Total Credits:

123-124

Curriculum Summary

Degree Type: BT
Total Required Credits: 123-124

Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

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