AAS Landscape Horticulture
Academic Plan Code
Landscape Horticulture: Track I Residential Landscape Design
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.
Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester:
Track I: Residential Landscape Design
Track II: Nursery and Greenhouse Operations
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.
|RC||AGL189||Landscape Design I||Course offered Fall only||3|
|RC||AGS164||Plant Growth and Development||4|
|RC||CHM130||Fundamental Chemistry||Prerequisites: C or better in [CHM090 or MAT090 or MAT091 or MAT092 or (MAT103AA & MAT103AB) or higher or satisfactory placement score] and [RDG100 or higher or eligibility for CRE101], or permission of the Instructor/Department/Division Chair.||CHM130 or Permission of Program Director||3|
|RC||AGL181||Landscape Construction Techniques||Course offered Fall only||3|
|RC||AGS183||Urban Plant Identification And Use||Course offered Fall only||3|
|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||ENG101 or ENG107||3|
|RC||AGB139||Agribusiness Computer Operations||Online format only||3|
|NS||AGS260||Soils||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CHM130 or permission of Instructor.||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|
|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||Computer Aided Drafting I: AutoCAD||3|
|RC||AGS262||Irrigation Design, Installation, Operation, and Trouble Shooting||Course offered Fall only||3|
|SB||Social & Behavioral Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area||3|
|RC||SSH111||Sustainable Cities||Meets Humanities and Fine Arts area||3|
|RC||AGS192||Urban Plant Care||Spring only||3|
|Landscape Computer Aided Design or
Advanced CAD for Interior Design
|(AGB139, or CAD100, or CAD101) AND AGL189, OR permission of instructor||3|
|RC||AGS182AA||Gardening Practices and Techniques||2|
|Critical Rdg||CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking||Prerequisites: (A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107) and (appropriate reading placement test score or a grade of C or better in RDG095 or RDG100 or RDG111 or RDG112 or RDG113 or permission of Instructor).||Or equivalent as indicated by assessment||3|
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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.
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