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Horticulture, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum HRT.HRT.AAS (C201A)

(Total Program Credits: 60)

The Horticulture 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, greenhouse and garden center management and sustainable horticulture. Students also will develop skills for lifelong learning. Program includes an AAS degree in Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture Technology and a certificate program in Grounds Maintenance.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

After successful completion of the Horticulture Associate in Applied Science Degree 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.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor or Transfer Specialist (if transferring), before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
HRT 100Introduction to Horticulture

4 credits

HRT 127Entomology: Insects, People and Plants

3 credits

HRT 128Plant Pathology

3 credits

HRT 145Deciduous Plant Identification

3 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
HRT 125Plants and Society

4 credits

HRT 126Plant Propagation/Greenhouse Operations

3 credits

HRT 135Soils and Fertilizers

3 credits

 

HRT 225Evergreens, Vines, Groundcovers

3 credits

OR

HRT 261Herbaceous Ornamental Plants

3 credits

 

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

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

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: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 105Environmental Biology

4 credits

 

HUM 104Humanities Through the Arts

3 credits

OR

HUM 165Introduction to the Latino and Latin American Studies

3 credits

 

HRT 154Horticulture Internship #

3 credits

HRT 240Landscape Design

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
ECO 103Microeconomics

3 credits

HRT 140Landscape Construction and Maintenance

4 credits

HRT 285Turf and Lawn Management

3 credits

HRT 295Landscape CAD and Graphics #

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Graduation Requirements

Course NumberTitleCredits

General education:

AAS degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:15

Total semester hours for program required courses program specific electives and other electives toward the AAS Degree in Horticulture

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:45

General education Associate in Applied Science requirements by discipline:

  • Communications: Two courses (six semester hours). Department choice of RHT 101 and RHT 102 or RHT 101 with SPE 101. If transferring, it is suggested to take all three courses.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences or Humanities or Fine Arts: Two courses (six semester hours are required for graduation; department choice whether courses are taken from each discipline or two courses from same discipline, to include one approved Human Diversity course.
  • Mathematics or Physical or Life Science: One course (three semester hours); review specific program requirements for your selected curriculum.
Course NumberTitleCredits

Total Credit Hours: 60

See HRT course descriptions.

Department Coordinator: Christopher Clem, Email: christopherclem@triton.edu, Cell: (224) 805-3382
Assistant Coordinator, Special Projects: Sarah Duffy, Email: sarahduffy@triton.edu

Adjunct Faculty: Edward Del Beccaro, Email: edwarddelbeccaro@triton.edu; and David Coulter, Email: davidcoulter@triton.edu; Susan Kauffman, Email: susankauffman@triton.edu; Mitchell Murdock, Email: mitchellmurdock@triton.edu; Mark Omi, Email: Markomi@triton.edu; Margarita Poromanska, Email: margaritaporomanska@triton.edu; Will Spiegelberg, Email: williamspiegelberg@triton.edu; Koch Unni, Email: kochunni@triton.edu

Room: R-205

Phone: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3550