Horticulture Technology

The Horticulture Technology program at Alamance Community College offers courses that provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in the green industry. It is a unique program designed to provide comprehensive knowledge of horticultural practices through a hands-on approach.

The program offers a variety of courses which cover the broad range of subject matter within the discipline of Horticulture. Some of the course topics are as follows: applied plant science, plant identification, propagation, greenhouse operations, arboriculture, landscape irrigation, sales, marketing, landscape design, construction and management.

The overall goal of this program is to provide students with a thorough and well-rounded education in horticulture that prepares them for employment in the industry. In addition to the knowledge and skills implemented in the program, students are introduced and exposed to the industry through field trips, guest speakers and numerous opportunities to attend industry trade-shows, conferences and symposiums. These opportunities offered to students enhance the educational experience by providing a better look into the diverse career paths available in horticulture as well as networking opportunities with potential employers in the local area and throughout the nation.

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*This program combines seated, hybrid, and online course options.
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HOR-160 Plant Materials I 4 3
HOR-160   Plant Materials I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers identification, culture, characteristics, and use of plants in a sustainable landscape. Emphasis is placed on nomenclature, identification, growth requirements, cultural requirements, soil preferences, and landscape applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the proper selection and utilization of plant materials, including natives and invasive plants.

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TRF-220 Turfgrass Calculations 2 2
TRF-220   Turfgrass Calculations PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the specific math concepts and calculations necessary in the turfgrass industry. Emphasis is placed on calibration of equipment used in the application of fertilizers and pesticides and calculation of solid materials used in construction. Upon completion, students should be able to correctly perform basic calculations and calibrations and estimate materials needed in specific professional turfgrass management situations.

Register for this class
HOR-162 Applied Plant Science 4 3
HOR-162   Applied Plant Science PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the basic concepts of botany as they apply to horticulture. Topics include nomenclature, physiology, morphology, and anatomy as they apply to plant culture. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the basic principles of botany to horticulture.

Register for this class
HOR-166 Soils and Fertilizers 4 3
HOR-166   Soils and Fertilizers PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the physical and chemical properties of soils and soil fertility and management. Topics include soil formation; classification; physical, chemical, and biological properties (including microorganisms); testing; and fertilizer application. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, evaluate, and properly amend soils/media according to sustainable practices.

Register for this class
CIS-111 Basic PC Literacy 3 2
CIS-111   Basic PC Literacy PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides an overview of computer concepts. Emphasis is placed on the use of personal computers and software applications for personal and fundamental workplace use. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic personal computer skills.

Register for this class
Semester Total 17 13
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HOR-161 Plant Materials II 4 3
HOR-161   Plant Materials II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides a supplementary opportunity to cover identification, culture, characteristics, and use of plants in a sustainable landscape, giving students a broader knowledge of available landscape plants for utilization in landscapes and plant production. Emphasis is placed on nomenclature, identification, growth requirements, cultural requirements, soil preferences, landscape applications and expansion of the plant palette. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the proper selection and utilization of plant materials, including natives and invasive plants.

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HOR-116 Landscape Management I 4 3
HOR-116   Landscape Management I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers information and skills necessary to analyze a property and develop a management schedule. Emphasis is placed on property measurement, plant condition, analysis of client needs, and plant culture needs. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze a property, develop management schedules, and implement practices based on client needs.

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HOR-168 Plant Propagation 4 3
HOR-168   Plant Propagation PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is a study of sexual and asexual reproduction of plants. Emphasis is placed on seed propagation, grafting, stem and root propagation, micro-propagation, and other propagation techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully propagate ornamental plants.

Register for this class
HOR-118 Equipment Operation and Maintenance 4 2
HOR-118   Equipment Operation and Maintenance PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the proper operation and maintenance of selected equipment used in horticulture. Emphasis is placed on the maintenance, minor repairs, safety devices, and actual operation of selected equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to design a maintenance schedule, service equipment, and demonstrate safe operation of selected equipment.

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HOR-277 Horticultural Sales & Services 3 3
HOR-277   Horticultural Sales & Services PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces various strategies for marketing horticulture products and services. Topics include wholesale, retail, and consignment sales; advertising media; costing products and services; preparing estimates, bids, and proposals; and consumer relations. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a marketing strategy for various horticulture products and services.

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Semester Total 19 14
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HOR-114 Landscape Construction 4 3
HOR-114   Landscape Construction PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the design and fabrication of landscape structures/features. Emphasis is placed on safety, tool identification and use, material selection, construction techniques, and fabrication. Upon completion, students should be able to design and construct common landscape structures/features.

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HOR-215 Landscape Irrigation 4 3
HOR-215   Landscape Irrigation PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces basic irrigation design, layout, and installation. Topics include site analysis, components of irrigation systems, safety, types of irrigation systems, and installation techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to design and install basic landscape irrigation systems.

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ENG-115 Oral Communication 3 3
ENG-115   Oral Communication PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE-096

This course introduces the basic principles of oral communication in both small group and public settings. Emphasis is placed on the components of the communication process, group decision-making, and public address. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the principles of effective oral communication in small group and public settings.

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Semester Total 11 9
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HOR-112 Landscape Design I 5 3
HOR-112   Landscape Design I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers landscape principles and practices for residential and commercial sites. Emphasis is placed on drafting, site analysis, and common elements of good design, plant material selection, and proper plant utilization (encouraged use of native plants and discouraged use of invasive species). Upon completion, students should be able to read plans and draft a landscape design according to sustainable practices.

Register for this class
HOR-164 Horticultural Pest Management 4 3
HOR-164   Horticultural Pest Management PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the identification and management of plant pests including insects, diseases, and weeds. Topics include pest identification and beneficial organisms, pesticide application safety and use of least toxic methods of management. Upon completion, students should be able to manage common landscape pests using least toxic methods of control and be prepared to sit for North Carolina Commercial Pesticide Ground Applicators license.

Register for this class
HOR-257 Arboriculture Practices 4 2
HOR-257   Arboriculture Practices PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the culture and maintenance of trees and shrubs. Topics include fertilization, pruning, approved climbing techniques, pest control, and equipment use and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to properly prune trees and shrubs and perform arboricultural practices.

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HOR-152 Horticultural Practices 3 1
HOR-152   Horticultural Practices PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the maintenance of ornamental plantings and production areas. Topics include maintenance of flower beds, vegetable gardens, greenhouses, and container and field nursery stock using sound horticultural practices. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles and practices of maintaining ornamental landscape plantings.

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HOR-253 Horticulture Turfgrass 4 3
HOR-253   Horticulture Turfgrass PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers information and skill development necessary to establish and manage landscape turfgrasses. Topics include grass identification, establishment, cultural requirements, application of control products, fertilization, and overseeding techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze a landscape site and determine those cultural and physical activities needed to establish or mange a quality turf.

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Semester Total 20 12
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HOR-134 Greenhouse Operations 4 3
HOR-134   Greenhouse Operations PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the principles and procedures involved in the operation and maintenance of greenhouse facilities. Emphasis is placed on the operation of greenhouse systems, including the environmental control, record keeping, scheduling, and production practices. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to operate greenhouse systems and facilities to produce greenhouse crops.

Register for this class
HOR-273 Horticultural Management & Marketing 3 3
HOR-273   Horticultural Management & Marketing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the steps involved in starting or managing a horticultural business. Topics include financing, regulations, market analysis, employer/employee relations, formulation of business plans, and operational procedures in a horticultural business. Upon completion, students should be able to assume ownership or management of a horticultural business.

Register for this class
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HOR-213   Landscape Design II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • HOR-112;

This course covers residential and commercial landscape design, cost analysis, and installation. Emphasis is placed on job cost estimates, installation of the landscape design, and maintenance techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to read landscape design blueprints, develop cost estimates, and implement the design.

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HOR-213 Landscape Design II 4 3
HOR-225   Nursery Production PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers all aspects of nursery crop production. Emphasis is placed on field production and covers soils, nutrition, irrigation, pest control, and harvesting. Upon completion, students should be able to produce a marketable nursery crop.

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HOR-225 Nursery Production 4 3
BIO-140 Environmental Biology 3 3
BIO-140   Environmental Biology PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • DMA-010 DMA-020 DMA-030 and DRE-097

This course introduces environmental processes and the influence of human activities upon them. Topics include ecological concepts, population growth, natural resources, and a focus on current environmental problems from scientific, social, political, and economic perspectives. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of environmental interrelationships and of contemporary environmental issues.

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Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 3
Semester Total 20 18
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HOR-170 Horticultural Computer Applications 4 2
HOR-170   Horticultural Computer Applications PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces computer programs as they apply to the horticulture industry. Emphasis is placed on applications of software for plant identification, design, and irrigation. Upon completion, students should be able to use computer programs in horticultural situations.

Register for this class
Choose one from the following:
HOR-245   Horticultural Specialty Crops PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the techniques and requirements for the production of horticultural crops of special or local interest. Topics include development of a local market, proper varietal selection, cultural practices, site selection, and harvesting and marketing practices. Upon completion, students should be able to choose, grow, and market a horticultural crop of special or local interest.

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HOR-245 Horticultural Specialty Crops 4 3
Or the following 2 classes
WBL-111   Work-Based Learning I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides a work-based learning experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student's program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.

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WBL-111 Work-Based Learning I 10 1
WBL-115   Work-Based Learning Seminar I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course description may be written by the individual colleges.

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WBL-115 Work-Based Learning Seminar I 1 1
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3 3
ENG-110   Freshman Composition PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take All: DRE-097

This course is designed to develop informative and business writing skills. Emphasis is placed on logical organization of writing, including effective introductions and conclusions, precise use of grammar, and appropriate selection and use of sources. Upon completion, students should be able to produce clear, concise, well-organized short papers.

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Semester Total 8-17 6-8
TOTAL CREDITS 72-74

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CIS-111 Basic PC Literacy 3 2
CIS-111   Basic PC Literacy PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides an overview of computer concepts. Emphasis is placed on the use of personal computers and software applications for personal and fundamental workplace use. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic personal computer skills.

Register for this class
ENG-115 Oral Communication 3 3
ENG-115   Oral Communication PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE-096

This course introduces the basic principles of oral communication in both small group and public settings. Emphasis is placed on the components of the communication process, group decision-making, and public address. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the principles of effective oral communication in small group and public settings.

Register for this class
HOR-112 Landscape Design I 5 3
HOR-112   Landscape Design I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers landscape principles and practices for residential and commercial sites. Emphasis is placed on drafting, site analysis, and common elements of good design, plant material selection, and proper plant utilization (encouraged use of native plants and discouraged use of invasive species). Upon completion, students should be able to read plans and draft a landscape design according to sustainable practices.

Register for this class
HOR-114 Landscape Construction 4 3
HOR-114   Landscape Construction PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the design and fabrication of landscape structures/features. Emphasis is placed on safety, tool identification and use, material selection, construction techniques, and fabrication. Upon completion, students should be able to design and construct common landscape structures/features.

Register for this class
HOR-160 Plant Materials I 4 3
HOR-160   Plant Materials I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers identification, culture, characteristics, and use of plants in a sustainable landscape. Emphasis is placed on nomenclature, identification, growth requirements, cultural requirements, soil preferences, and landscape applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the proper selection and utilization of plant materials, including natives and invasive plants.

Register for this class
HOR-162 Applied Plant Science 4 3
HOR-162   Applied Plant Science PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the basic concepts of botany as they apply to horticulture. Topics include nomenclature, physiology, morphology, and anatomy as they apply to plant culture. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the basic principles of botany to horticulture.

Register for this class
HOR-164 Horticultural Pest Management 4 3
HOR-164   Horticultural Pest Management PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the identification and management of plant pests including insects, diseases, and weeds. Topics include pest identification and beneficial organisms, pesticide application safety and use of least toxic methods of management. Upon completion, students should be able to manage common landscape pests using least toxic methods of control and be prepared to sit for North Carolina Commercial Pesticide Ground Applicators license.

Register for this class
HOR-166 Soils and Fertilizers 4 3
HOR-166   Soils and Fertilizers PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the physical and chemical properties of soils and soil fertility and management. Topics include soil formation; classification; physical, chemical, and biological properties (including microorganisms); testing; and fertilizer application. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, evaluate, and properly amend soils/media according to sustainable practices.

Register for this class
HOR-170 Horticultural Computer Applications 4 2
HOR-170   Horticultural Computer Applications PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces computer programs as they apply to the horticulture industry. Emphasis is placed on applications of software for plant identification, design, and irrigation. Upon completion, students should be able to use computer programs in horticultural situations.

Register for this class
HOR-213 Landscape Design II 4 3
HOR-213   Landscape Design II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • HOR-112;

This course covers residential and commercial landscape design, cost analysis, and installation. Emphasis is placed on job cost estimates, installation of the landscape design, and maintenance techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to read landscape design blueprints, develop cost estimates, and implement the design.

Register for this class
HOR-245 Horticultural Specialty Crops 4 3
HOR-245   Horticultural Specialty Crops PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the techniques and requirements for the production of horticultural crops of special or local interest. Topics include development of a local market, proper varietal selection, cultural practices, site selection, and harvesting and marketing practices. Upon completion, students should be able to choose, grow, and market a horticultural crop of special or local interest.

Register for this class
BIO-140 Environmental Biology 3 3
BIO-140   Environmental Biology PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • DMA-010 DMA-020 DMA-030 and DRE-097

This course introduces environmental processes and the influence of human activities upon them. Topics include ecological concepts, population growth, natural resources, and a focus on current environmental problems from scientific, social, political, and economic perspectives. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of environmental interrelationships and of contemporary environmental issues.

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Semester Total 46 34

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Course
Number
Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
CIS-111 Basic PC Literacy 3 2
CIS-111   Basic PC Literacy PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides an overview of computer concepts. Emphasis is placed on the use of personal computers and software applications for personal and fundamental workplace use. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic personal computer skills.

Register for this class
ENG-115 Oral Communication 3 3
ENG-115   Oral Communication PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE-096

This course introduces the basic principles of oral communication in both small group and public settings. Emphasis is placed on the components of the communication process, group decision-making, and public address. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the principles of effective oral communication in small group and public settings.

Register for this class
HOR-114 Landscape Construction 4 3
HOR-114   Landscape Construction PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the design and fabrication of landscape structures/features. Emphasis is placed on safety, tool identification and use, material selection, construction techniques, and fabrication. Upon completion, students should be able to design and construct common landscape structures/features.

Register for this class
HOR-160 Plant Materials I 4 3
HOR-160   Plant Materials I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers identification, culture, characteristics, and use of plants in a sustainable landscape. Emphasis is placed on nomenclature, identification, growth requirements, cultural requirements, soil preferences, and landscape applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the proper selection and utilization of plant materials, including natives and invasive plants.

Register for this class
HOR-162 Applied Plant Science 4 3
HOR-162   Applied Plant Science PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the basic concepts of botany as they apply to horticulture. Topics include nomenclature, physiology, morphology, and anatomy as they apply to plant culture. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the basic principles of botany to horticulture.

Register for this class
HOR-164 Horticultural Pest Management 4 3
HOR-164   Horticultural Pest Management PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the identification and management of plant pests including insects, diseases, and weeds. Topics include pest identification and beneficial organisms, pesticide application safety and use of least toxic methods of management. Upon completion, students should be able to manage common landscape pests using least toxic methods of control and be prepared to sit for North Carolina Commercial Pesticide Ground Applicators license.

Register for this class
HOR-166 Soils and Fertilizers 4 3
HOR-166   Soils and Fertilizers PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the physical and chemical properties of soils and soil fertility and management. Topics include soil formation; classification; physical, chemical, and biological properties (including microorganisms); testing; and fertilizer application. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, evaluate, and properly amend soils/media according to sustainable practices.

Register for this class
HOR-168 Plant Propagation 4 3
HOR-168   Plant Propagation PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is a study of sexual and asexual reproduction of plants. Emphasis is placed on seed propagation, grafting, stem and root propagation, micro-propagation, and other propagation techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully propagate ornamental plants.

Register for this class
HOR-170 Horticultural Computer Applications 4 2
HOR-170   Horticultural Computer Applications PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces computer programs as they apply to the horticulture industry. Emphasis is placed on applications of software for plant identification, design, and irrigation. Upon completion, students should be able to use computer programs in horticultural situations.

Register for this class
HOR-225 Nursery Production 4 3
HOR-225   Nursery Production PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers all aspects of nursery crop production. Emphasis is placed on field production and covers soils, nutrition, irrigation, pest control, and harvesting. Upon completion, students should be able to produce a marketable nursery crop.

Register for this class
HOR-245 Horticultural Specialty Crops 4 3
HOR-245   Horticultural Specialty Crops PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the techniques and requirements for the production of horticultural crops of special or local interest. Topics include development of a local market, proper varietal selection, cultural practices, site selection, and harvesting and marketing practices. Upon completion, students should be able to choose, grow, and market a horticultural crop of special or local interest.

Register for this class
HOR-273 Horticultural Management & Marketing 3 3
HOR-273   Horticultural Management & Marketing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the steps involved in starting or managing a horticultural business. Topics include financing, regulations, market analysis, employer/employee relations, formulation of business plans, and operational procedures in a horticultural business. Upon completion, students should be able to assume ownership or management of a horticultural business.

Register for this class
BIO-140 Environmental Biology 3 3
BIO-140   Environmental Biology PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • DMA-010 DMA-020 DMA-030 and DRE-097

This course introduces environmental processes and the influence of human activities upon them. Topics include ecological concepts, population growth, natural resources, and a focus on current environmental problems from scientific, social, political, and economic perspectives. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of environmental interrelationships and of contemporary environmental issues.

Register for this class
Semester Total 48 37

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Course
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Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
CIS-111 Basic PC Literacy 3 2
CIS-111   Basic PC Literacy PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides an overview of computer concepts. Emphasis is placed on the use of personal computers and software applications for personal and fundamental workplace use. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic personal computer skills.

Register for this class
HOR-160 Plant Materials I 4 3
HOR-160   Plant Materials I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers identification, culture, characteristics, and use of plants in a sustainable landscape. Emphasis is placed on nomenclature, identification, growth requirements, cultural requirements, soil preferences, and landscape applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the proper selection and utilization of plant materials, including natives and invasive plants.

Register for this class
HOR-162 Applied Plant Science 4 3
HOR-162   Applied Plant Science PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the basic concepts of botany as they apply to horticulture. Topics include nomenclature, physiology, morphology, and anatomy as they apply to plant culture. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the basic principles of botany to horticulture.

Register for this class
HOR-166 Soils and Fertilizers 4 3
HOR-166   Soils and Fertilizers PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the physical and chemical properties of soils and soil fertility and management. Topics include soil formation; classification; physical, chemical, and biological properties (including microorganisms); testing; and fertilizer application. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, evaluate, and properly amend soils/media according to sustainable practices.

Register for this class
TRF-220 Turfgrass Calculations 2 2
TRF-220   Turfgrass Calculations PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the specific math concepts and calculations necessary in the turfgrass industry. Emphasis is placed on calibration of equipment used in the application of fertilizers and pesticides and calculation of solid materials used in construction. Upon completion, students should be able to correctly perform basic calculations and calibrations and estimate materials needed in specific professional turfgrass management situations.

Register for this class
Semester Total 17 13

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Course
Number
Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
HOR-134 Greenhouse Operations 4 3
HOR-134   Greenhouse Operations PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the principles and procedures involved in the operation and maintenance of greenhouse facilities. Emphasis is placed on the operation of greenhouse systems, including the environmental control, record keeping, scheduling, and production practices. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to operate greenhouse systems and facilities to produce greenhouse crops.

Register for this class
HOR-162 Applied Plant Science 4 3
HOR-162   Applied Plant Science PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the basic concepts of botany as they apply to horticulture. Topics include nomenclature, physiology, morphology, and anatomy as they apply to plant culture. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the basic principles of botany to horticulture.

Register for this class
HOR-164 Horticultural Pest Management 4 3
HOR-164   Horticultural Pest Management PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the identification and management of plant pests including insects, diseases, and weeds. Topics include pest identification and beneficial organisms, pesticide application safety and use of least toxic methods of management. Upon completion, students should be able to manage common landscape pests using least toxic methods of control and be prepared to sit for North Carolina Commercial Pesticide Ground Applicators license.

Register for this class
HOR-166 Soils and Fertilizers 4 3
HOR-166   Soils and Fertilizers PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the physical and chemical properties of soils and soil fertility and management. Topics include soil formation; classification; physical, chemical, and biological properties (including microorganisms); testing; and fertilizer application. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, evaluate, and properly amend soils/media according to sustainable practices.

Register for this class
HOR-245 Horticultural Specialty Crops 4 3
HOR-245   Horticultural Specialty Crops PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the techniques and requirements for the production of horticultural crops of special or local interest. Topics include development of a local market, proper varietal selection, cultural practices, site selection, and harvesting and marketing practices. Upon completion, students should be able to choose, grow, and market a horticultural crop of special or local interest.

Register for this class
HOR-273 Horticultural Management & Marketing 3 3
HOR-273   Horticultural Management & Marketing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the steps involved in starting or managing a horticultural business. Topics include financing, regulations, market analysis, employer/employee relations, formulation of business plans, and operational procedures in a horticultural business. Upon completion, students should be able to assume ownership or management of a horticultural business.

Register for this class
Semester Total 23 18

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Course
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TITLE
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HOR-112 Landscape Design I 5 3
HOR-112   Landscape Design I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers landscape principles and practices for residential and commercial sites. Emphasis is placed on drafting, site analysis, and common elements of good design, plant material selection, and proper plant utilization (encouraged use of native plants and discouraged use of invasive species). Upon completion, students should be able to read plans and draft a landscape design according to sustainable practices.

Register for this class
HOR-160 Plant Materials I 4 3
HOR-160   Plant Materials I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers identification, culture, characteristics, and use of plants in a sustainable landscape. Emphasis is placed on nomenclature, identification, growth requirements, cultural requirements, soil preferences, and landscape applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the proper selection and utilization of plant materials, including natives and invasive plants.

Register for this class
HOR-166 Soils and Fertilizers 4 3
HOR-166   Soils and Fertilizers PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the physical and chemical properties of soils and soil fertility and management. Topics include soil formation; classification; physical, chemical, and biological properties (including microorganisms); testing; and fertilizer application. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, evaluate, and properly amend soils/media according to sustainable practices.

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HOR-170 Horticultural Computer Applications 4 2
HOR-170   Horticultural Computer Applications PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces computer programs as they apply to the horticulture industry. Emphasis is placed on applications of software for plant identification, design, and irrigation. Upon completion, students should be able to use computer programs in horticultural situations.

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HOR-213 Landscape Design II 4 3
HOR-213   Landscape Design II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • HOR-112;

This course covers residential and commercial landscape design, cost analysis, and installation. Emphasis is placed on job cost estimates, installation of the landscape design, and maintenance techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to read landscape design blueprints, develop cost estimates, and implement the design.

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Semester Total 21 14

printLandscape Management Certificate

Course
Number
Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
HOR-116 Landscape Management I 4 3
HOR-116   Landscape Management I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers information and skills necessary to analyze a property and develop a management schedule. Emphasis is placed on property measurement, plant condition, analysis of client needs, and plant culture needs. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze a property, develop management schedules, and implement practices based on client needs.

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HOR-160 Plant Materials I 4 3
HOR-160   Plant Materials I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers identification, culture, characteristics, and use of plants in a sustainable landscape. Emphasis is placed on nomenclature, identification, growth requirements, cultural requirements, soil preferences, and landscape applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the proper selection and utilization of plant materials, including natives and invasive plants.

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HOR-164 Horticultural Pest Management 4 3
HOR-164   Horticultural Pest Management PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the identification and management of plant pests including insects, diseases, and weeds. Topics include pest identification and beneficial organisms, pesticide application safety and use of least toxic methods of management. Upon completion, students should be able to manage common landscape pests using least toxic methods of control and be prepared to sit for North Carolina Commercial Pesticide Ground Applicators license.

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HOR-166 Soils and Fertilizers 4 3
HOR-166   Soils and Fertilizers PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the physical and chemical properties of soils and soil fertility and management. Topics include soil formation; classification; physical, chemical, and biological properties (including microorganisms); testing; and fertilizer application. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, evaluate, and properly amend soils/media according to sustainable practices.

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HOR-277 Horticultural Sales & Services 3 3
HOR-277   Horticultural Sales & Services PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces various strategies for marketing horticulture products and services. Topics include wholesale, retail, and consignment sales; advertising media; costing products and services; preparing estimates, bids, and proposals; and consumer relations. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a marketing strategy for various horticulture products and services.

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Semester Total 19 15

printHorticulture Business

Course
Number
Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
HOR-116 Landscape Management I 4 3
HOR-116   Landscape Management I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers information and skills necessary to analyze a property and develop a management schedule. Emphasis is placed on property measurement, plant condition, analysis of client needs, and plant culture needs. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze a property, develop management schedules, and implement practices based on client needs.

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HOR-118 Equipment Operation and Maintenance 4 2
HOR-118   Equipment Operation and Maintenance PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the proper operation and maintenance of selected equipment used in horticulture. Emphasis is placed on the maintenance, minor repairs, safety devices, and actual operation of selected equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to design a maintenance schedule, service equipment, and demonstrate safe operation of selected equipment.

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HOR-164 Horticultural Pest Management 4 3
HOR-164   Horticultural Pest Management PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the identification and management of plant pests including insects, diseases, and weeds. Topics include pest identification and beneficial organisms, pesticide application safety and use of least toxic methods of management. Upon completion, students should be able to manage common landscape pests using least toxic methods of control and be prepared to sit for North Carolina Commercial Pesticide Ground Applicators license.

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HOR-170 Horticultural Computer Applications 4 2
HOR-170   Horticultural Computer Applications PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces computer programs as they apply to the horticulture industry. Emphasis is placed on applications of software for plant identification, design, and irrigation. Upon completion, students should be able to use computer programs in horticultural situations.

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HOR-273 Horticultural Management & Marketing 3 3
HOR-273   Horticultural Management & Marketing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the steps involved in starting or managing a horticultural business. Topics include financing, regulations, market analysis, employer/employee relations, formulation of business plans, and operational procedures in a horticultural business. Upon completion, students should be able to assume ownership or management of a horticultural business.

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HOR-277 Horticultural Sales & Services 3 3
HOR-277   Horticultural Sales & Services PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces various strategies for marketing horticulture products and services. Topics include wholesale, retail, and consignment sales; advertising media; costing products and services; preparing estimates, bids, and proposals; and consumer relations. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a marketing strategy for various horticulture products and services.

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TRF-220 Turfgrass Calculations 2 2
TRF-220   Turfgrass Calculations PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the specific math concepts and calculations necessary in the turfgrass industry. Emphasis is placed on calibration of equipment used in the application of fertilizers and pesticides and calculation of solid materials used in construction. Upon completion, students should be able to correctly perform basic calculations and calibrations and estimate materials needed in specific professional turfgrass management situations.

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Semester Total 24 18

printUrban Forestry

Course
Number
Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
HOR-152 Horticultural Practices 3 1
HOR-152   Horticultural Practices PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the maintenance of ornamental plantings and production areas. Topics include maintenance of flower beds, vegetable gardens, greenhouses, and container and field nursery stock using sound horticultural practices. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles and practices of maintaining ornamental landscape plantings.

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HOR-160 Plant Materials I 4 3
HOR-160   Plant Materials I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers identification, culture, characteristics, and use of plants in a sustainable landscape. Emphasis is placed on nomenclature, identification, growth requirements, cultural requirements, soil preferences, and landscape applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the proper selection and utilization of plant materials, including natives and invasive plants.

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HOR-162 Applied Plant Science 4 3
HOR-162   Applied Plant Science PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the basic concepts of botany as they apply to horticulture. Topics include nomenclature, physiology, morphology, and anatomy as they apply to plant culture. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the basic principles of botany to horticulture.

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HOR-166 Soils and Fertilizers 4 3
HOR-166   Soils and Fertilizers PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the physical and chemical properties of soils and soil fertility and management. Topics include soil formation; classification; physical, chemical, and biological properties (including microorganisms); testing; and fertilizer application. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, evaluate, and properly amend soils/media according to sustainable practices.

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HOR-257 Arboriculture Practices 4 2
HOR-257   Arboriculture Practices PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the culture and maintenance of trees and shrubs. Topics include fertilization, pruning, approved climbing techniques, pest control, and equipment use and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to properly prune trees and shrubs and perform arboricultural practices.

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TRF-220 Turfgrass Calculations 2 2
TRF-220   Turfgrass Calculations PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the specific math concepts and calculations necessary in the turfgrass industry. Emphasis is placed on calibration of equipment used in the application of fertilizers and pesticides and calculation of solid materials used in construction. Upon completion, students should be able to correctly perform basic calculations and calibrations and estimate materials needed in specific professional turfgrass management situations.

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Semester Total 21 14

printPropagation Certificate

Course
Number
Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
HOR-166 Soils and Fertilizers 4 3
HOR-166   Soils and Fertilizers PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the physical and chemical properties of soils and soil fertility and management. Topics include soil formation; classification; physical, chemical, and biological properties (including microorganisms); testing; and fertilizer application. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, evaluate, and properly amend soils/media according to sustainable practices.

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HOR-162 Applied Plant Science 4 3
HOR-162   Applied Plant Science PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the basic concepts of botany as they apply to horticulture. Topics include nomenclature, physiology, morphology, and anatomy as they apply to plant culture. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the basic principles of botany to horticulture.

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HOR-168 Plant Propagation 4 3
HOR-168   Plant Propagation PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is a study of sexual and asexual reproduction of plants. Emphasis is placed on seed propagation, grafting, stem and root propagation, micro-propagation, and other propagation techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully propagate ornamental plants.

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Semester Total 12 9

Basic PC Literacy

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU CIS-111-01H CLASS
LAB
McCusker, Debra
M,W at 12:20 PM - 1:15 PM

M,W at 1:25 PM - 2:20 PM

Online
A A301

A A301

DSED ONLNE

2018SU CIS-111-99 CLASS
LAB
Vance, Lakeisha
at -

at -

OFFC OFFC1

OFFC OFFC1

Freshman Composition

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU ENG-110-01E CLASS
Wilson, Jennifer
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

Oral Communication

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU ENG-115-01W CLASS
Sargent, David
M,W,F at 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

G G234

2018SU ENG-115-02 CLASS
Williams, Elizabeth
T,TH at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

G G234

2018SU ENG-115-03W CLASS
Sargent, David
M,W at 12:40 PM - 3:40 PM

G G234

2018SU ENG-115-04W CLASS
Otero, Cassandra
T,TH at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

G G234

Landscape Construction

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU HOR-114-01W CLASS
LAB
Beasley, Nathan
Riley, Elizabeth
M at 8:00 AM - 12:10 PM

M at 12:40 PM - 4:40 PM

SHOP 00015

SHOP 00015

Horticultural Computer Applications

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU HOR-170-01W CLASS
LAB
Heise, Lindsey
T at 12:40 PM - 4:40 PM

TH at 12:40 PM - 4:40 PM

SHOP 00015

SHOP 00015

Landscape Irrigation

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU HOR-215-01W CLASS
LAB
Beasley, Nathan
W at 8:00 AM - 12:10 PM

W at 12:40 PM - 4:40 PM

SHOP 00015

SHOP 00015

Horticultural Specialty Crops

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU HOR-245-01W CLASS
LAB
Riley, Elizabeth
T at 8:00 AM - 12:10 PM

TH at 8:00 AM - 12:10 PM

SHOP 00015

SHOP 00015

Work-Based Learning I

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU WBL-111-CIM01 WORK
Self, Adam
[object at -

Object] at -

OFFC OFFC1

2018SU WBL-111-DF01 WORK
Adkins, James
[object at -

Object] at -

OFFC OFFC1

2018SU WBL-111-ME01 WORK
Roberts, Roland
[object at -

Object] at -

OFFC OFFC1

Work-Based Learning Seminar I

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU WBL-115-HO01E CLASS
Heise, Lindsey
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in nurseries, garden centers, greenhouses, landscape operations, gardens, and governmental agencies. Graduates should also be prepared to take the certified plant professional and licensed pesticide applicators examinations.

Horticulture Technology Faculty

Name Email Phone
Heise, Lindsey Email Lindsey Heise 336-506-4192
Beasley, Nathan Email Nathan Beasley 336-506-4192
Sykes, Travis Email Travis Sykes email only
Vickerson, Travis Email Travis Vickerson email only