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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 1392NATURALISTIC GARDENING (SPECIAL TOPICS IN HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE)

3 credit hours

HALT 1331WOODY PLANTS

3 credit hours

HORT 1401HORTICULTURE

4 credit hour

HORTICULTURE ELECTIVE

3 credit hours

AGRI 2303AGRICULTURAL CONSTRUCTION I

3 credit hours

OR

HALT 1333LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION

3 credit hours

OR

HALT 2331ADVANCED LANDSCAPE DESIGN

3 credit hours

OR

HALT 2307FOOD CROPS

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:16
Horticulture Elective: HALT2307 Food Crops, HALT2331 Advanced Landscape Design, HALT1333 Landscape Irrigation, AGRI2303 Agricultural Construction I

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: HALT2307 Food Crops, HALT2331 Advanced Landscape Design, HALT1333 Landscape Irrigation, AGRI2303 Agricultural Construction I

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:
AGRI2303 - Agricultural Construction I
HALT1333 - Landscape Irrigation
HALT2307 - Food Crops
HALT2331 - Advanced Landscape Design