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Degree Plans - Ornamental Horticulture Technology (Archived)

ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGY -- FLORAL/INTERIORSCAPE SPECIALIST

(Level I Certificate)

RLC-Closed January 1, 2011.

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.ORNAM.FLORAL

This 32 credit hour certificate prepares the student to enter the horticulture industries. The program places emphasis on those skills required for success in the retail/wholesale greenhouse flower production and sales, retail floral design and sales, and designing and maintenance of tropical plants in commercial buildings/offices, and shopping malls.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I   (CORE CURRICULUM)

HALT 1401 Principles of Horticulture 4
HALT 1305 Horticultural Soils 3
HALT 1320 Horticultural Calculations OR 3
POFT 1321 Business Math (3)
HALT 1331 Woody Plant Materials 3
HALT 2314 Plant Propagation 3
16

SEMESTER II

HALT 1422 Landscape Design 4
HALT 1209 Interior Plants 2
FMKT 1401 Floral Design 4
FMKT 2331 Advanced Floral Design 3
HALT 2341 Interiorscaping 3
16
Minimum Hours Required 32

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGY -- IRRIGATION SPECIALIST

(Level I Certificate)

RLC-Closed January 1, 2011.

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.ORNAM.IRRIG

This 32-hour certificate prepares the student to enter the horticulture industries. The program places emphasis on those skills required for success in entry positions as an Irrigation Designer, Contractor, Consultant, Product Distribution Manager or Manufacturer's Representative and/or entry positions in the landscape contracting/maintenance business with irrigation specialties.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I   (PROGRAM CORE CURRICULUM)

HALT 1401 Principles of Horticulture 4
HALT 1305 Horticultural Soils 3
HALT 1320 Horticultural Calculations OR 3
POFT 1321 Business Math (3)
HALT 1331 Woody Plant Materials 3
HALT 2314 Plant Propagation 3
16

SEMESTER II

HALT 1422 Landscape Design 4
HALT 1324 Turfgrass Science and Management 3
HALT 1333 Landscape Irrigation 3
HALT 1338 Irrigation Water Management and Conservation 3
HALT 2310 Advanced Landscape Irrigation 3
16
Minimum Hours Required 32

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGY -- LANDSCAPE DESIGN SPECIALIST

(Level I Certificate)

RLC-Closed January 1, 2011.

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.ORNAM.DESIGN

This 32 credit hour certificate prepares the student to enter the horticulture industries. The program places emphasis on those skills required for success in the landscape design/contracting business with residential landscape and irrigation design specialties.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I   (CORE CURRICULUM)

HALT 1401 Principles of Horticulture 4
HALT 1305 Horticultural Soils 3
HALT 1320 Horticultural Calculations OR 3
POFT 1321 Business Math (3)
HALT 1331 Woody Plant Materials 3
HALT 2314 Plant Propagation 3
16

SEMESTER II

HALT 1422 Landscape Design 4
HALT 1319 Landscape Construction 3
HALT 1353 Landscape Computer Design 3
HALT 1333 Landscape Irrigation 3
HALT 2331 Advanced Landscape Design 3
16
Minimum Hours Required 32

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGY -- LANDSCAPE/TURF MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

(Level I Certificate)

RLC-Closed January 1, 2011.

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.ORNAM.TURF.MGT

This 32 credit hour certificate prepares the student to enter the horticulture industries. The program places emphasis on those skills required for success to enter the landscape contracting or landscape maintenance business.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I   (CORE CURRICULUM)

HALT 1401 Principles of Horticulture 4
HALT 1305 Horticultural Soils 3
HALT 1320 Horticultural Calculations OR 3
POFT 1321 Business Math (3)
HALT 1331 Woody Plant Materials 3
HALT 2314 Plant Propagation 3
16

SEMESTER II

HALT 1422 Landscape Design 4
HALT 1324 Turfgrass Science and Management 3
HALT 1319 Landscape Construction 3
HALT 1333 Landscape Irrigation 3
HALT 2301 Arboriculture 3
16
Minimum Hours Required 32

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGY -- NURSERY/GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

(Level I Certificate)

RLC-Closed January 1, 2011.

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.ORNAM.NURSERY

This 32 credit hour certificate prepares the student to enter the horticulture industries. The program places emphasis on those skills required for success to enter nursery and greenhouse operations such as retail/wholesale nurseries and greenhouse growing facilities.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I   (CORE CURRICULUM)

HALT 1401 Principles of Horticulture 4
HALT 1305 Horticultural Soils 3
HALT 1320 Horticultural Calculations OR 3
POFT 1321 Business Math (3)
HALT 1331 Woody Plant Materials 3
HALT 2314 Plant Propagation 3
16

SEMESTER II

HALT 1422 Landscape Design 4
HALT 2402 Greenhouse Crop Production 4
HALT 2320 Nursery Production and Management 3
HALT 1319 Landscape Construction 3
HALT 1209 Interior Plants OR 2
HALT 1225 Landscape Plant Material (2)
16
Minimum Hours Required 32

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGY -- ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE TECHNICIAN

(Level I Certificate)

RLC-Closed January 1, 2011.

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.ORNAM.TECH

This 16 credit hour beginning certificate is designed to give a basic understanding of common concepts used in the various horticulture industries for employment in entry level positions.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I   (CORE CURRICULUM)

HALT 1401 Principles of Horticulture 4
HALT 1305 Horticultural Soils 3
HALT 1320 Horticultural Calculations OR 3
POFT 1321 Business Math (3)
HALT 1331 Woody Plant Materials 3
HALT 2314 Plant Propagation 3
16
Minimum Hours Required 16

Ornamental Horticulture Technician courses must be taken before entry into any other certificate or degree plan.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGY -- ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGY

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree, Tech Prep)

RLC-Closed January 1, 2011.

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.ORNAMENTAL

The Associate in Applied Science degree is a comprehensive curriculum designed as an advanced level program to prepare students to enter the horticulture industries. Students select the emphasis of study in one of the following: Nursery/Greenhouse; Landscape/Turf Management; Landscape Design; or Floral/Interiorscape. The program emphasis chosen by the student will determine the skills and the employment options available.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I   (PROGRAM CORE CURRICULUM)

HALT 1401 Principles of Horticulture 4
HALT 1305 Horticultural Soils 3
HALT 1320 Horticultural Calculations OR 3
POFT 1321 Business Math (3)
HALT 1331 Woody Plant Materials 3
HALT 2314 Plant Propagation 3
16

SEMESTER II

HALT 1303 Herbaceous Plants 3
HALT 2323 Horticultural Pest Control 3
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
POFI 1301 Computer Applications I (3)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
15-16

SEMESTER III

BIOL 1411 Introductory Botany OR 4
BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I OR (4)
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I (4)
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
HALT 1351 Landscape Business Operations 3
++HALT X4XX Specialty Track Option 4
++HALT XXXX Specialty Track Option OR 3-4
++FMKT X4XX Specialty Track Option (4)
17-18

SEMESTER IV

ECON 2301 Principles of Economics I OR 3
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology OR (3)
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology (3)
HALT 2380 Cooperative Education-Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Operations, General 3
++HALT X3XX Specialty Track Option OR 3
++FMKT X3XX Specialty Track Option (3)
++HALT X2XX Specialty Track Option OR 2
++HALT X3XX Specialty Track Option (3)
++HALT X3XX Specialty Track Option 3
14-15
Minimum Hours Required 62-65

NOTE: Semester I courses must be completed before taking other HALT/FMKT courses.

+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Humanities/Fine Arts Core list.

++HALT/FMKT Specialty Track Options -  Students must complete all courses in ONE specialty track option as cited below:

FLORAL/INTERIORSCAPE SPECIALIST

HALT 1422 Landscape Design 4
HALT 1209 Interior Plants 2
FMKT 1401 Floral Design 4
FMKT 2331 Advanced Floral Design 3
HALT 2341 Interiorscaping 3

LANDSCAPE/TURF MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

HALT 1422 Landscape Design 4
HALT 1324 Turfgrass Science and Management 3
HALT 1319 Landscape Construction 3
HALT 1333 Landscape Irrigation 3
HALT 2301 Arboriculture 3

LANDSCAPE DESIGN SPECIALIST

HALT 1422 Landscape Design 4
HALT 1319 Landscape Construction 3
HALT 1353 Landscape Computer Design 3
HALT 1333 Landscape Irrigation 3
HALT 2331 Advanced Landscape Design 3

NURSERY/GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

HALT 1422 Landscape Design 4
HALT 2402 Greenhouse Crop Production 4
HALT 2320 Nursery Production and Management 3
HALT 1319 Landscape Construction 3
HALT 1209 Interior Plants OR 2
HALT 1225 Landscape Plant Material (2)

IRRIGATION SPECIALIST

HALT 1422 Landscape Design 4
HALT 1324 Turfgrass Science and Management 3
HALT 1333 Landscape Irrigation 3
HALT 1338 Irrigation Water Management and Conservation 3
HALT 2310 Advanced Landscape Irrigation 3

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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