200

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