NVCC 2004-2005 Catalog


     

PROGRAMS OF STUDY


     

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HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGY
Associate in 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.

First Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

3

 

   HRT

100

Introduction to Horticulture

3

 

   HRT

125

Chemicals in Horticulture

3

 

   HRT

127

Horticultural Botany

3

 

   MTH

151

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I

3

 

PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

1

 

   STD

 

Elective

1

 

 

   HRT

115

Plant Propagation

 

3

 

   HRT

120

History of Garden Design

 

3

 

   HRT

246

Herbaceous Plants

 

2

 

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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

 

3

 

   ITE

115

Basic Computer Literacy

 

3

 

   SPD

110

Intro. to Speech Communication

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

17

17

 

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   BUS

165

Small Business Management

3

 

   HRT

207

Plant Pest Management

3

 

   HRT

231

Planting Design I

3

 

   HRT

245

Woody Plants

2

 

   HRT

269

Professional Turf Care

3

 

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Social Science Elective

3

 

 

   HRT

205

Soils

 

3

 

   HRT

247

Indoor Plants

 

2

 

   HRT

275

Landscape Const./Maintenance

 

3

 

   HRT

290

Coordinated Internship or

 

 

 

   

HRT

297 Cooperative Education

 

1

 

   HRT

 

Elective

 

3

 

PED

/RPK

 

 

1

 

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Social Science Elective

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

17

16

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Horticulture Technology = 67.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

1 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

2 Humanities/fine arts elective may be chosen from list on page 38.

3 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

 

       
 
       

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