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Horticultural Management (Certificate)

Department Chair/Program Coordinator Contact Information: 

Department Chair: Steve Keith, skeith@nctc.edu, (940) 668-4217

Program Advisor: Ashley Hartman, ahartman@nctc.edu, (940) 668-7731 x4488

 

Program Description

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, irrigation, plant identification, and pest management. Courses are taught using a range of teaching methods consisting of hands-on labs, one-on-one instruction, field trips, 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.

 

Programmatic Outcomes

-          Graduates will be able to identify and perform basic horticultural techniques and procedures of growing vegetables, fruits, nuts, flowers and other ornamentals

-          Graduates will be able to discuss and apply the principles and elements of design as used in landscape design and floral composition and use appropriate terminology for describing and interpreting the design principles in a landscape or floral composition

-          Graduates will be able to identify garden pests and recommend both traditional and non-traditional control measures

-          Graduates will be able to propagate herbaceous and woody plants


            

Certificate Requirements

First Semester

FMKT 1301FLORAL DESIGN

3 credit hours

HALT 1372NATURALISTIC HORTICULTURE

3 credit hours

HALT 1331WOODY PLANTS

3 credit hours

HORT 1401HORTICULTURE

4 credit hour

AGRI 2303AGRICULTURAL CONSTRUCTION I

3 credit hours

OR

HALT 1333LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION

3 credit hours

OR

HALT 1353LANDSCAPE COMPUTER DESIGN

3 credit hours

OR

HALT 2307FOOD CROPS

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

HALT 1303HERBACEOUS PLANTS

3 credit hours

HALT 1422LANDSCAPE DESIGN

4 credit hours

HALT 2308GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT

3 credit hours

AGRI 2303AGRICULTURAL CONSTRUCTION I

3 credit hours

OR

HALT 1333LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION

3 credit hours

OR

HALT 1353LANDSCAPE COMPUTER DESIGN

3 credit hours

OR

HALT 2307FOOD CROPS

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:13

Third Semester

HALT 2280COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

2 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:2

Total Credit Hours: 31

*HALT2280 will constitute the capstone experience.