Sustainable Landscape Practices, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum HRT.SUS.AAS (C201F)

Sustainable Landscape Practices offers students an opportunity to acquire specific skills to acquire an entry-level position or self-employment. The associate's degree program provides background in soil and water conservation; appropriate plant selections, use of fertilizers and pesticides with an emphasis on organic materials; reduced use of fossil fuels; infrastructure enhancements such as green roofs and xeriscaping. Students will acquire skills to implement solutions to common landscape practices that have adverse effect on the environment.

Upon successful completion of the Sustainable Landscape Practices Associate Degree, the graduate will be able to:

  • describe the interrelationships of people, society and plants;
  • demonstrate effective written, visual and verbal communication skills;
  • integrate appropriate landscape practices to provide a healthier environment;
  • demonstrate sustainable landscape practices in environmental conservation; and
  • utilize learned skills to advance in chosen career and continue professional development through four-year transfer programs.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One (Fall)

BIS 105Environmental Biology

4 credits

HRT 125Plants and Society

4 credits

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

SAT 100Principles of Agroecology

3 credits

SAT 105Urban Agriculture Issues

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

HRT 125 meets the Mathematics and/or Science general education requirement.

Semester Two (Spring)

HRT 135Soils and Fertilizers

3 credits

SAT 130Sustainable Plant Health Care

3 credits

SAT 140Sustainable/Organic Plants

4 credits

SAT 170Introduction to Biotechnology

3 credits

 

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

OR

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

RHT 101, SPE 101: Students must complete RHT 101◊ with SPE 101◊, or RHT 101◊ with RHT 102◊. Students intending to transfer are encouraged to complete all three courses: RHT 101◊, RHT 102◊ and SPE 101◊ to meet university requirements.

Semester Three (Summer)

HRT 154Horticulture Internship

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Semester Four (Fall)

BIS 205 #Field Ecology

4 credits

HRT 265Vegetable and Herb Gardening

3 credits

HRT 270Sustainable Landscape Practices

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

SAT 272Constructon of Sustainable Landscaping

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Semester Five (Spring)

HRT 126Plant Propagation/Greenhouse Operation

3 credits

HRT 275Innovations in Sustainability

4 credits

SAT 110Natural Resources Mgmnt (Soils & Water)

3 credits

SAT 271Design of Sustainable Landscaping

4 credits

 

HIS 151History of the U.S. to 1877

3 credits

OR

PSC 150American National Politics

3 credits

OR

SSC 190Contemporary Society

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Total Credit Hours: 70

See HRT course descriptions; SAT course descriptions.

Coordinator: Tricia Wagner, Ext. 3550