Associate in Applied Science in Landscape Horticulture

Landscape Horticulture

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Landscape Horticulture

Academic Plan Code

3030

Credits

62–68

Landscape Horticulture: Track II Nursery and Greenhouse Operations

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.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
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 3
RC AGL181 Landscape Construction Techniques Course offered Fall only 3
RC AGS183 Urban Plant Identification And Use Course offered Fall only 3

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
17
RC AGB130 Establishing And Running An Agribusiness Course offered Spring only 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
FYC First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course from the First-Year Composition area ENG 101 or 107 3
RC AGS268 Integrated Pest Management in the Cultivated Environment Course offered Spring only 4

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
18
RC AGS186 Greenhouse Management And Construction Course offered Fall only 3
COM Oral Communication Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area 3
FYC First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course from the First-Year Composition area ENG 102 or 108 3
RC AGS 284 Lawn and Turf Care Course offered Fall only 3
RC AGS262 Irrigation Design, Installation, Operation, and Trouble Shooting Course offered Fall only 3
MA Mathmatics Any approved general education course in the Mathematics area 3

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
17
Critical Rdg CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Or equivalent as indicated by assessment 3
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area 3
RC AGS285 Propagation of Horticultural Plants Course offered Spring only 3
RC AGS182AA Gardening Practices and Techniques 2
RC AGS192 Urban Plant Care Course offered Spring only 3
RC SSH111 Sustainable Cities Meets Humanities and Fine Arts area 3

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