Associate in Applied Science in Landscape Horticulture

Landscape Horticulture

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Landscape Horticulture

Academic Plan Code

3030

Credits

62–68

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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Landscape Horticulture program helps prepare students for careers as gardeners, technicians, supervisors, managers, or business owners in wholesale or retail nurseries, florists, landscape design and construction operations, or landscape management companies. In addition, the program helps prepare students for careers with local, state, and federal government agencies involved with the technical phases of the Landscape Horticulture industry.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the Required Courses area.

When to Start Taking Classes

It is suggested that you begin taking the courses found in this course sequence starting in a Fall Semester.

Fall Semester (Term 1)

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
13-16
RC AGL189 Landscape Design I Course offered Fall only 3
RC AGS164 Plant Growth and Development 4
RC CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry CHM130 or Permission of Program Director 0–3
RC AGL181 Landscape Construction Techniques Course offered Fall only 3
RC AGS183 Urban Plant Identification And Use Course offered Fall only 3
Milestone: CCL in Landscape Aid completed upon completion of term 1

Spring Semester (Term 2)

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
17
RC AGB130 Establishing And Running An Agribusiness Course offered Spring only 3
FYC First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area Critical course ENG101 or ENG107 3
RC AGB139 Agribusiness Computer Operations Online format only 3
NS AGS260 Soils AGS260 is offered in the Spring only. AGS260 meets the Natural Sciences area 4
RC AGS268 Integrated Pest Management in the Cultivated Environment Course offered Spring only 4
Milestone: CCL in Landscape Specialist completed upon completion of term 2

Fall Semester (Term 3)

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
18
RC AGS 284 Lawn and Turf Care Course offered Fall only 3
MA Math Any approved general education course in the Mathematics area 3
COM Oral Communication Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area 3
FYC First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area ENG102 or ENG108 3
RC DFT105AA or
AGS186
Computer Aided Drafting I: AutoCAD or
Greenhouse Management And Construction
If Pursuing the Residential Landscape Design Track, Select DFT105AA. If pursuing the Nursery and Greenhouse Operations, select AGS186 3
RC AGS262 Irrigation Design, Installation, Operation, and Trouble Shooting Course offered Fall only 3

Spring Semester (Term 4)

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
14-17
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area 3
RC SSH111 Sustainable Cities Meets Humanities, Arts and Design Area 3
RC AGS192 Urban Plant Care Course offered Spring only 3
RC AGL269 or
CAD269 or
AGS285
Computer Aided Landscape or
Advanced CAD for Interior Design or
Propagation of Horticultural Plants
If pursing the Residential Landscape Track, select AGL/CAD269. If pursing the Nursery and Greenhouse Operations, select AGS285 3
RC AGS182AA Gardening Practices and Techniques 2
Critical Rdg CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Or equivalent as indicated by assessment 0–3

Fall Semester (Term 1)

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6
RC AGL181 Landscape Construction Techniques Course offered Fall only 3
RC AGL189 Landscape Design I Course offered Fall only 3

Spring Semester (Term 2)

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
4-7
RC AGS164 Plant Growth and Development 4
RC CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry CHM130 or Permission of Program Director 0–3

Fall Semester (Term 3)

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6
RC AGS183 Urban Plant Identification And Use Course offered Fall only 3
RC AGB139 Agribusiness Computer Operations Online format only 3
Milestone: CCL in Landscape Aid completed upon completion of term 3

Spring Semester (Term 4)

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7
RC AGB130 Establishing And Running An Agribusiness Course offered Spring only 3
RC AGS268 Integrated Pest Management in the Cultivated Environment Course offered Spring only 4

Fall Semester (Term 5)

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6
FYC First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area Critical course ENG101 or ENG107 3
RC AGS284 Lawn And Turf Care Course offered Fall only 3

Spring Semester (Term 6)

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7
NS AGS260 Soils AGS260 is offered in the Spring only. AGS260 meets the Natural Sciences area 4
FYC First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area ENG102 or ENG108 3
Milestone: CCL in Landscape Specialist completed upon completion of term 6

Fall Semester (Term 7)

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6
COM Oral Communication Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area 3
MA Math Any approved general education course in the Mathematics area 3

Spring Semester (Term 8)

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area 3
RC DFT105AA or
AGS186
Computer Aided Drafting I: AutoCAD or
Greenhouse Management And Construction
If Pursuing the Residential Landscape Design Track, Select DFT105AA. If pursuing the Nursery and Greenhouse Operations, select AGS186 3

Fall Semester (Term 9)

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6
RC AGS262 Irrigation Design, Installation, Operation, and Trouble Shooting Course offered Fall only 3
RC SSH111 Sustainable Cities Meets Humanities, Arts and Design Area 3

Spring Semester (Term 10)

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6
RC AGS192 Urban Plant Care Course offered Spring only 3
RC AGL269 or
CAD269 or
AGS285
Landscape Computer Aided Design or
Advanced CAD for Interior Design or
Propagation of Horticultural Plants
If pursing the Residential Landscape Track, select AGL/CAD269. If pursing the Nursery and Greenhouse Operations, select AGS285 3

Fall Semester (Term 11)

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
2-5
RC AGS182AA Gardening Practices and Techniques 2
Critical Rdg CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Or equivalent as indicated by assessment 0–3

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