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Horticulture, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum HRT.HRT.AAS (C201A)

The Horticulture (HRT) program is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to acquire entry-level positions in all fields of Horticulture and related industries, as well as skills for advancement in their career field, self-employment and transfer into a four-year curriculum. Industry fields include landscape design, landscape and grounds maintenance, floral design, greenhouse and garden center management and sustainable horticulture. Students also will develop skills for lifelong learning. Program includes an AAS degree in Horticulture and certificate programs in Landscape Design, Floral Design, Grounds Maintenance and Sustainable Horticulture.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

At the successful completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Horticulture program, the graduate will be able to:

  • describe the interrelationships of people, society and plants;
  • demonstrate how plants reproduce by pollinating a flower;
  • develop a power point showing how plants adapt to changing environmental conditions;
  • identify the cultural requirements of plants;
  • integrate appropriate landscape design principles onto landscape projects; and
  • develop a functional plan for a horticulture business.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One (Fall)

BUS 141Introduction to Business

3 credits

HRT 100Introduction to Horticulture

4 credits

HRT 125Plants and Society

4 credits

HRT 145Deciduous Plant Identification

3 credits

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

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

Semester Two (Spring)

CIS 101Computer Systems & Business Applications

3 credits

HRT 114Floral Design & Display I

4 credits

HRT 135Soils and Fertilizers

3 credits

HRT 225Evergreens, Vines, Groundcovers

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 154 #Horticulture Internship

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

HRT 154: HRT 100◊, HRT 125◊ and HRT 154◊ will be offered in Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

Semester Four (Fall)

HRT 126Plant Propagation/Greenhouse Operations

3 credits

BIS 105Environmental Biology

4 credits

HRT 240Landscape Design

4 credits

HUM 104Humanities Through the Arts

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Semester Five (Spring)

ECO 103Microeconomics

3 credits

HRT 270Sustainable Landscape Practices

3 credits

HRT 285Turf and Lawn Management

3 credits

HRT 295 #Landscape CAD and Graphics

4 credits

Program electives

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 66

See HRT course descriptions.

Program electives (3): HRT 127◊, HRT 128◊, HRT 261◊, HRT 265◊, HRT 282◊, HRT 296

Interim Coordinator: Christopher Clem, Email: clemchristopher@triton.edu, Cell: (224) 805-3382