Horticulture - Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum Code: 660

Program Information
Ornamental Horticulture students are prepared for an ever expanding area of employment. By using program electives, students may tailor their individual programs to develop knowledge and skills to train them in specialties of their choosing. Students receiving an A.A.S. degree in Ornamental Horticulture may choose from a variety of career areas that include landscaping, landscape design, golf course management, garden center operation, and nursery or greenhouse management.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate AAS programs are designed for students who want to enter a career directly after graduating but those who change their plans find that most of their CCC credits transfer to four-year colleges. Students are encouraged to visit the NJ transfer website: www.njtransfer.org for transfer course equivalencies. The latest technology and learning tools support your education for a wide range of employment opportunities.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Identify, select, and use horticulture materials, tools, and equipment to install and maintain landscape elements •Prepare a landscape plan and bid proposal for residential or small commercial property •Identifying, selecting, and propagating wood and herbaceous plants used in the Mid-Atlantic region. •Students will be able to locate, retrieve, and critically evaluate information and information sources. •Demonstrate field work in horticulture.


Employment Opportunities:
Entry level positions in growing or marketing of agricultural products

Program Requirements (37-39)
Credits
AG
105
Introduction to Agricultural Science
3
AG
201
Agricultural Marketing
3
AG
207
Agricultural Pest Control
4
OH
103
Plant Science
4
OH
104
Plant Propagation
3
OH
109
Research/Internship
1
OH
201
Introduction to Soil Science
4
OH
204
Greenhouse Management
4
Program Elective
3
Program Elective
3
Program Elective
3-4
Program Elective
2-3

General Education Requirements (26)
Credits
Diversity Elective
3
Humanities Elective
3
Social Science Elective
3
Mathematics Elective
3
BI
101
General Biology I
4
CH
101
General Chemistry I
4
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II or
EN
103
Technical Writing
3
Elective Requirements
Credits
AG
102
Equipment Operation
2
OH
106
Plant Materials
3
OH
108
Herbaceous Plants
3
OH
130
Interior Plants and Plantscaping
3
OH
202
Landscape Design I
4
OH
203
Turf Management
3
OH
206
Landscape Construction
2

Total Credits: (63-65)