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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

Associate of Applied Science Degree LO

Purpose: The curriculum is designed to prepare students for full-time employment within the field of commercial horticulture as well as for those presently working who seek further knowledge and advancement.

Graduates of the program are prepared for managerial/supervisory level positions in areas which include: landscape design and installation, grounds maintenance, floristry, greenhouse and nursery management, garden center operation, and sales and marketing in related industries.
Students in this program have an opportunity to gain career-related work experience through Cooperative Education or internship in their area of emphasis.

Related Specialization: Landscape Design Specialization

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
HRT 100 Introduction to Horticulture 3
HRT 125 Chemicals in Horticulture 3
HRT 127 Horticultural Botany 3
HRT 160 Applied Mathematics for the Green Industry 2
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
1SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   16
2nd Semester
2CST Elective 3
HRT 115 Plant Propagation 3
HRT 120 History of Garden Design 3
HRT 246 Herbaceous Plants 3
3___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
4HRT Elective 3
Total   18
3rd Semester
BUS 165 Small Business Management or 3
  BUS  200  Principles of Management  
HRT 207 Plant Pest Management or 3
HRT 231 Planting Design I 3
HRT 245 Woody Plants 3
HRT 269 Professional Turf Care 3
5___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   18
4th Semester
HRT 205 Soils 3
HRT 247 Indoor Plants 2
HRT 275 Landscape Const./Maintenance 3
HRT 290 Coordinated Internship or 1
  HRT  297  Cooperative Education  
4HRT Elective 3
6___ MTH 151 or higher or Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 3-4
Total   15-16
Total credits for the Horticulture Technology A.A.S.=67-68

1 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

2 The CST elective may be selected from the following: CST 100, 110, 115, 126, 227 or 229.

3 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. A 200-level Spanish course is strongly recommended.

4 The HRT elective may be met by any horticulture class other than a required horticulture class.

5 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

6 BIO 101, CHM 111, GOL 105, GOL 225, ENV 121, NAS 125 or other course approved by the academic advisor.