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This program is for the 2011-2012 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.
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The Horticulture Technology curriculum is 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 science, plant materials, propagation, soils, fertilizers, and pest management. Also included are courses in plant production, landscaping, and the management and operation of horticulture businesses.

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 North Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s Examination and the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2011-2012 (Updated Aug 21, 2013)

Certificate in Advanced Horticulture Technology C15240AHT

Fall Semester 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-260 Plant Materials II 2 2 0 3
Total: 12

Total Credit Hours: 12

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

Diploma in Horticulture Technology D15240

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-111 Expository Writing 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-260 Plant Materials II 2 2 0 3
Total: 19

Total Credit Hours: 37