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Horticultural Management (Certificate)

The NCTC Horticulture Program is one of the few programs of its kind, providing a broad, technical education in the field of horticulture, emphasizing practical knowledge while preparing students to work in multiple facets of the industry, including landscaping, floristry, horticulture crop production and greenhouse management. Students learn a variety of horticultural techniques such as plant propagation, organic gardening, soil preparation, plant identification, and pest management. Courses are taught using a range of teaching methods consisting of hands-on labs, one-on-one instruction, fieldtrips, and lectures. A dynamic and diverse field, horticulture is among the few to bridge the gap between science, art, business, and technology. Horticulture is not only a multi-billion dollar industry that offers increasing job opportunities for students seeking careers in the area, but horticulture also offers countless opportunities for hobbyists.

The following curriculum must be completed for certification. Some courses may have an additional supply fee charged at the time of registration.

Degree Requirements

First Semester

FMKT 1301FLORAL DESIGN

3 credit hours

HALT 1331WOODY PLANTS

3 credit hours

HORT 1401HORTICULTURE

4 credit hour

HALT 1392NATURALISTIC GARDENING (SPECIAL TOPICS IN HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE)

3 credit hours

HORTICULTURE ELECTIVE

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:16
Horticulture Elective: see list below

Second Semester

HALT 1303HERBACEOUS PLANTS

3 credit hours

HALT 1422LANDSCAPE DESIGN

4 credit hours

HALT 2308GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT

3 credit hours

HORTICULTURE ELECTIVE

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:13
Horticulture Elective: see list below

Summer Semester

HALT 2280COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

2 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:2

Total Credit Hours: 31

*HALT2280 will constitute the capstone experience.

Horticulture Management Electives
Select from list below:

AGAH1397 - Agricultural Spanish
AGCR1419 - Soil Science
AGRI1309 - Computers in Agriculture
AGRI1413 - Plant Protection
AGRI2301 - Agriculture Power Units
AGRI2303 - Agricultural Construction I
FMKT2331 - Advanced Floral Design
HALT1309 - Interior Plants
HALT1333 - Landscape Irrigation
HALT2307 - Food Crops
HALT2331 - Advanced Landscape Design