HRT - HORTICULTURE

HRT-101 Fundamentals of Horticulture

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the multifaceted field of ornamental horticulture. Topics for examination include the historical role of horticulture from the artistic and scientific perspectives, as well as its commercial and aesthetic significance and applications for the future. Discussion of current employment opportunities, trends and practices will beemphasized. Noted guest lecturers from all fields of horticulture will share their views and experiences. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

3

HRT-102 Plant Science

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the horticultural relationship of plants to botanical anatomy and function, including the limiting factors that influence plant growth such as light, temperature, water and nutrients. The characteristics of soils, soil nutrient deficiencies, fertilizers and soil amendments, as well as their relationship to plant growth willbe covered. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

HRT-103 Turf and Grounds Management

This course is the study of turf and plant practices on the residential and commercial sites. Emphasis is placed on the structure and growth habits of commonly used species and cultivars including installation, renovation and maintenance practices. Exposure to grounds maintenance equipment commonly utilized in the installation and maintenance of the landscape is included. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

3

HRT-104 Landscape Plants and Materials I

This course is an introduction to the basic genera of the most commonly utilized trees, shrubs and ground covers in the landscape. In addition to identification, growth form, color, texture and habitat requirements, and their uses in the residential and commercial sites will be studied. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

2

HRT-112 Pests and the Ornamental Plant

This course introduces the student to the insects, diseases, and environmental disorders that affect plants. Identification of pests and methods of controlling them are emphasized. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

HRT-113 Principles of Landscaping

This course is a study of the design and development of landscape plans from plot plans and site analysis studies. Instruction in drafting and mechanical skills is included. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

HRT-104

Corequisites

HRT-104

HRT-114 Computer Applications for Landscape Design

This course will introduce students to the Computer Aided Design [CAD] and quotation software used by professionals in the green industry. The course's focus is on learning to use industry standard computer software such as Dynascape to develop landscape design projects. Students should be familiar with basic computer functions before enrolling. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

HRT-115 Floral Design

This course is a study of the plants, supplies, and design skills used in flower arranging. Laboratory experiences include seasonal and non-seasonal arrangements for a variety of occasions. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

3

HRT-119 Greenhouse Operations and Production

This course is a study of the management practices of field and greenhouse production of foliage and floral crops. Emphasis is placed on the commercial practices of purchasing, programming, cultural production, storage, handling, and sales of cut flowers and potted plant crops. The chain-of-life concept is discussed as it relates to the consumer's aesthetic use of cut flowers and plants. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

3

HRT-120 Interior Plantscaping

This course acquaints the student with interior plant materials, with emphasis on their cultural requirements, maintenance practices and key ornamental aspects. Basic business applications regarding installation and maintenance contracts are covered. Emphasis will be placed on selection of appropriate plants in environments calling for a balance of human needs and plant culture.Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

HRT-124 Irrigation Technology

This is a course designed to expose students to landscape and turf equipment technology, system designs, installation and maintenance of a variety of irrigation types. Students will be involved with reading irrigation blueprints, troubleshooting potential problems and repair techniques. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

2

HRT-125 Equipment Management

This course introduces the student to the selection, proper use, maintenance and repair of power tools that are used in the lawn and tree care industries. Lecture topics will focus on the necessary information needed to make purchasing decisions as well as safety and proper use practices. The lab section provides the student with a hands-on approach to troubleshooting engine problems and a variety of repair options. Students will be required to present projects relating to their industry's equipment needs. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

2

HRT-130 Landscape Contracting

This course is a study of the basic requirements for developing landscape contracts and the writing of detailed specifications. Ethical practices and professional relationships among the client, consultant, contractor, other allied professions, and employees are also studied. Project costs and fee determination procedures are represented and simulated in the labs. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

HRT-204 Landscape Graphics

This course emphasizes the techniques for formulating, presenting, and drafting landscape designs. In addition, the basic design elements of planting, including form, texture, color, sequence of bloom, and ecological associations will be studied. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

HRT-113

HRT-213 Sustainable Design and Construction

This course is a continuation of the advancement of the student's design skills and practices. This course will place special emphasis on the ecological association of the land and plants. Students will develop landscape plans utilizing green technology while addressing the environment and topographical concerns of a site. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

HRT-113

HRT-214 Landscape Design and Building Capstone

This course will continue improving the student's design skills with a series of group projects using a variety of sites. Students will polish their presentation skills while solving problems and business management issues of increasing complexity. Off-campus visitations to design/build facilities and project sites will offer students additional insight into the day-to-day experience of working in the green industry. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

HRT-213

HRT-215 Landscape Design and Building Management

This course brings together the student's knowledge of both horticulture and business. Students will take a residential design and a project of their own choosing from start to finish, combining design with construction. Emphasis is on design and construction details, estimating, specifications, and contract documents. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00]. 3

Credits

3

Prerequisites

HRT-213

HRT-232 Plant Propagation

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the techniques, facilities and materials needed for plant propagation in the greenhouse. Techniques of both vegetative and sexual reproduction of herbaceous and woody plants, as well as greenhouse crops and crops for the interior landscape are covered. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

HRT-102

HRT-233 Landscape Plants and Materials II

This course places emphasis on the identification, culture and use of both native and cultivated herbaceous materials used in the landscape and further continues with the identification and use of more specialized and unique woody plant materials. Laboratory and field exercises include studies and demonstrations of their applications and uses in both natural and designed settings. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

HRT-104

HRT-234 Commercial Floral Design Management

This course introduces the student to the production methods encountered in a commercial floral operation. Flower selection, basic and specialized supplies and their uses in all phases of the commercial operation will be discussed and demonstrated. In addition to designs of special occasion arrangements, students will be exposed to various marketing aspects of the floral industry including purchasing, sales and profitability. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

HRT-115

HRT-235 Landscape Analysis

This course acquaints the student with the different sites encountered by the landscape contractor, emphasizing appropriate planning in the development of both residential and commercial properties. Construction considerations will include drainage, irrigation, structures and the selection of materials. The integration of site analysis and construction materials in student projects will be stressed. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

HRT-104

HRT-236 Horticulture Marketing and Sales

This course introduces the student to concepts relating to preparation for a career in horticulture. Field studies into horticultural businesses, group discussions and consultations with industry professionals assist in formulating effective strategies and planning for a profitable business. Included are discussions of basic principles of marketing, current industry trends and sales. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

HRT-101

HRT-237 Arboriculture and Plant Healthcare

This course is the study of the care of trees and woody plants. Emphasis is placed on pruning, pest control and proper cultural practices including planting procedures and fertilization schedules. Other important topics to be covered are the safety practices involved with tree climbing, pesticide application, and tree removal. The course will provide an understanding of the basic functions of woody plant systems. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

3

HRT-292 Co-Op Work Experience [Horticulture]

This course is a supervised work experience program which includes paid employment at an approved horticultural establishment and attendance at a weekly seminar. The course is designed to provide students with opportunities to learn and to practice skills under professional guidance. The area of placement will depend upon the student?s background and interests. Job assistance isavailable through the Co-Op Office. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [11.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

1 course from HRT