AAS Urban Horticulture
Academic Plan Code
Urban Horticulture: Track III Nursery and Greenhouse Operations
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Urban 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 Urban Horticulture industry. The curriculum combines coursework in horticulture with General Education components.
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 and Fine Arts
- Mathematics = Mathematics
- NS = Natural Science
- Oral Comm = Oral Communication
- PP = Program Prerequisite
- SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
- RC = Required Courses
- RE = Restricted Electives
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
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||AGB139||Agribusiness Computer Operations||3|
|NS||CHM130||Fundamental Chemistry||CHM130 & CHM130LL recommended courses||3|
|NS||CHM130LL||Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory||1|
|FYC||First-Year Composition||Any approved General Education course from the First-Year Composition area||ENG 101 or 107||3|
|RC||AGS164||Plant Growth and Development||4|
|RC||AGB130||Establishing And Running An Agribusiness||Course offered Spring only||3|
|RC||AGS183||Urban Plant Identification And Use||Course offered Spring only||3|
|Oral Comm||Communication||Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area||3|
|RC||AGS260||Soils||Course offered Spring only||4|
|FYC||First-Year Composition||Any approved General Education course from the First-Year Composition area||ENG 102 or 108||3|
|SB||Social & Behavioral Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area||3|
|Critical Rdg||CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking||Or equivalent as indicated by assessment||0–3|
|COM||Oral Communication||Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area||3|
|RC||AGS182AA||Gardening Practices and Techniques||Course offered Fall only||2|
|RC||AGB142||Floriculture||Course offered Fall only||3|
|RC||AGS 284||Lawn and Turf Care||Course offered Fall only||3|
|RC||AGS285||Propagation of Horticultural Plants||Course offered Fall only||3|
|MA||Mathmatics||Any approved general education course in the Mathematics area||3|
|RC||AGS186||Greenhouse Management And Construction||Course offered Spring only||3|
|RC||AGS192||Urban Plant Care||Course offered Spring only||3|
|RC||AGS262||Irrigation Design, Installation, Operation, And Trouble Shooting||Course offered Spring only||3|
|RC||AGS268||Integrated Pest Management in the Cultivated Environment||Course offered Spring only||4|
|RC||SSH111||Sustainable Cities||Meets Humanities and Fine Arts area||3|
It is recommended that students take the courses in Term 3 during the summer.
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Learn more about and find contact information for the Urban Horticulture program.
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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.
View MCCCD's program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Urban Horticulture (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/acres.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=102620).