Horticulture Technology

These curricula are designed to prepare individuals for various careers in horticulture. Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticultural principles and practices are included in the program of study.

Course work includes plant identification, pest management, plant science and soil science. Also included are courses in sustainable plant production and management, landscaping, and the operation of horticulture businesses.

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions associated with nurseries, garden centers, greenhouses, landscape operations, governmental agencies/parks, golf courses, sports complexes, highway vegetation, turf maintenance companies, and private and public gardens. Graduates should also be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s Examination and/or the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination.

Horticulture Technology: A program that focuses on the general production and management of cultivated plants, shrubs, flowers, foliage, trees, groundcovers, and related plant materials; the management of technical and business operations connected with horticultural services; and the basic scientific principles needed to understand plants and their management and care.

Suggested Schedule for 2014-2015 (Updated Apr 14, 2014)

Diploma in Horticulture Technology D15240

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Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
HOR-160 Plant Materials I 2 2 0 3
HOR-162 Applied Plant Science 2 2 0 3
HOR-166 Soils and Fertilizers 2 2 0 3
HOR-168 Plant Propagation 2 2 0 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 0 0 3
Total: 18
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
AGR-265 Organic Crop Production: Spring 2 2 0 3
BUS-280 REAL Small Business 4 0 0 4
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
HOR-116 Landscape Management I 2 2 0 3
HOR-164 Horticultural Pest Management 2 2 0 3
HOR-152 Horticultural Practices 0 3 0 1
and HOR-265 Advanced Plant Materials 1 2 0 2
Total: 19

Total Credit Hours: 37

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Certificate in Horticulture Technology C15240

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
HOR-160 Plant Materials I 2 2 0 3
HOR-162 Applied Plant Science 2 2 0 3
HOR-166 Soils and Fertilizers 2 2 0 3
HOR-168 Plant Propagation 2 2 0 3
Total: 12

Total Credit Hours: 12

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Certificate in Horticulture Technology - Advanced C15240AHT

Spring 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
AGR-265 Organic Crop Production: Spring 2 2 0 3
HOR-116 Landscape Management I 2 2 0 3
HOR-164 Horticultural Pest Management 2 2 0 3
HOR-152 Horticultural Practices 0 3 0 1
and HOR-265 Advanced Plant Materials 1 2 0 2
Total: 12

Total Credit Hours: 12

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