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Degree Plans - Ornamental Horticulture Technology - Ornamental Horticulture Technology AAS (Archived)

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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