Horticulture Technology – Associate Degree (A15240)

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 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.

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.

BCC also offers Horticulture Technology Diploma and Certificate  options.

Course Title Credits
Fall Semester #1
HOR 114 Landscape Construction 3
HOR 160 Plant Materials l 3
HOR 162 Applied Plant Science 3
TRF 110 Intro Turfgrass Cultures&ID 4
TRF 230 Turfgrass Management Applications 2
Semester Total 15
Spring Semester #1
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
HOR 134 Greenhouse Operations 3
HOR 164 Horticulture Pest Management 3
HOR 166 Soils & Fertilizers 3
HOR 168 Plant Propagation 3
Semester Total 15
Summer Semester #1
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
ENG 112 Writing/Research in Discipline 3
MAT 110 Math Measurement and Literacy 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literature 3
Semester Total 6
Fall Semester #2
HOR 112 Landscape Design l 3
TRF 120 Turfgrass Irrigation & Design 4
TRF 152 Landscape Maintenance 3
TRF 240 Turfgrass Pest Control 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
ART 111, REL 110, or HUM 115
Semester Total 16
Spring Semester #2
HOR 257 Arboriculture Practices 2
HOR 273 Horticulture Management Marketing 3
TRF 210 Turfgrass Equipment Management 3
TRF 260 Advanced Turfgrass Management 4
Social Behavioral Science Elective 3
HIS 111, PSY 150, or SOC 210
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 1
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 3
Semester Total 16

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