Agriculture/Ornamental Horticulture - Academic Certificate

Curriculum Code: 663

Program Information
This program prepares students for employment opportunities in agriculture or ornamental horticulture commercial businesses. Students gain the knowledge needed to grow and market agriculture and ornamental horticulture crops.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate Certificate programs provide specific career skills development as well as the opportunity to test an area of interest, or enhance a degree program. Students who complete a certificate program can continue to obtain a degree.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Apply knowledge of the Anatomy and Physiology of vascular plants by identifying, selecting and managing agricultural crops. •Successfully propagate a variety of plants using specific propagation techniques. •Gain the knowledge needed to market ornamental horticulture crops. •Gain knowledge of field work in production agriculture.


Gainful Employment Information:
http://www.cccnj.edu/ge/ Agriculture%20&%20Ornamental%20Horticulture/GE%20- %20Agriculture%20&%20Ornamental%20Horticulture.html

Employment Opportunities:
Landscaping, landscape design, golf course management, garden center operation, and nursery or greenhouse management

Program Requirements (25-26)
Credits
AG
201
Agricultural Marketing
3
AG
207
Agricultural Pest Control
4
OH
103
Plant Science
4
OH
104
Plant Propagation
3
OH
201
Introduction to Soil Science
4
OH
204
Greenhouse Management
4
Program Elective
3

General Education Requirements (9-10)
Credits
Mathematics Elective
3-4
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II or
EN
103
Technical Writing
3
Elective Requirements
Credits
AG
203
Fruit Production
3
AG
206
Vegetable Production
3
OH
130
Identification of Interior Plants
3
OH
208
Nursery Production
3

Total Credits: (34-36)