2018-2019 College Catalog 
    
    Oct 26, 2020  
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Horticulture Technology, AAS


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Program Code: A15240

Pathway: Plant Systems

These curricula are designed to prepare individuals for various careers in horticulture. Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticulture principles and practices are included in the program of study.

Course work includes plant identification, pest management, plant science and soil science. Also included are courses in sustainable plant production and management, landscaping, and the operation of horticulture businesses.

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions associated with nurseries, garden centers, greenhouses, landscape operations, governmental agencies/ parks, golf courses, sports complexes, highway, vegetation, turf maintenance companies, and private and public gardens. Graduates should also be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s Examination and/ or the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination.

Horticulture Technology: A program that focuses on the general production and management of cultivated plant, shrubs, flowers, foliage, trees, groundcovers, and related plant materials; the management of technical and business operations connected with the horticulture services; and the basic scientific principles needed to understand plants and their management and care.

General Education Courses: 15 Hours


Social/Behavioral Sciences: 3 Hours


Selected from the list of Social/Behavioral Sciences  electives for the Associate in Applied Science degree appearing in the current catalog.

Humanities/Fine Arts: 3 Hours


Selected from the list of Humanities/Fine Arts  electives for the Associate in Applied Science degree appearing in the current catalog.

Major Courses: 50 Hours


Other Required Courses: 1 Hour


Total Horticulture Technology, AAS: 66 Credits


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