100

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