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Horticulture (AAS.HRT)

The Horticulture degree is for students seeking advanced training within the green industry including greenhouse management, golf course management, landscape design, nursery management, and landscape construction. The 20 weeks of internship allow the student to specialize within the production or landscape areas.

Note: Those students that are considering transferring to a university should contact their advisor as soon as possible.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester   Hours
HRT-201 Introduction to Horticulture
3.0
HRT-061 Woody Plants Identification
3.0
HRT-082 Landscape Construction & Maint
3.0
AGR-040 Agricultural Mathematics or higher OR
MAT-116 General Education Math
2.5
AGR-050 Soils OR
AGR-205 Intro/Soil Science  
3.5
SEMESTER TOTALS 15.0
Second Semester
HRT-063 Evergreen/Vines & Ground Cover +++ 
3.0
HRT-071 Herbaceous Perennial Plants +++ 
3.0
HRT-091 Supervised Occupational Exp I
3.5
AGR-111 Intro to Agriculture Software +++  OR
AGR-112 Computer Applic/Agriculture +++ 
2.0
HRT or AGR Elective ** 
2.0
HED-178 Responding to Emergencies  
2.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 15.5
Summer Term
AGR-120 Agriculture Economics ++++  OR
AGR-207 Intro/Ag Economics  
3.0
HRT-072 Herbaceous Annual Plants ++++ 
3.0
HRT-092 Supervised Occupational Exp II
2.5
SEMESTER TOTALS 8.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester   Hours
HRT-076 Greenhouse Mgt and Production
3.0
HRT-081 Landscape Design
3.0
BIO-100 Bio Science I   OR
ENG-120 Composition I OR
ENG-098 Communications I
3.0
PSY-271 Intr/Psychology   OR
SOS-050 Human Relations  
2.0
BIO-130 Environmental Science  
4.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 15.0
Second Semester
HRT-066 Turf Management +++ 
3.0
HRT-093 Sup Occupational Exp III
3.0
HRT or AGR Elective ** 
2.0
POS-160 American National Government  
3.0
SPE-111 Intro to Speech Communication  
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 14.0
SUGGESTED ELECTIVES
HRT-083 Landscape Des II-Layout/Graph +++ 
3.0
AGR-141 Introduction to Agroecology +++ 
3.0
AGR-143 Organic Crop Production +++ 
3.0
AGR-145 Biological Pest Management  
3.0
AGR-132 Retailing/Agri Supplies +++ 
2.0
AGR-133 Agriculture Salesmanship +++ 
2.5
AGR-053 Integrated Pest Management ++++ 
3.0
AGR-051 Soil Fertility +++ 
2.5
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 68.00