Horticulture

Courses

HRT 1010. Principles of Horticulture. 3 hrs.

This course will present a general background in the basic principles of plant growth and development. The topics will include a survey of the wide range of horticulture. Industries related to the production, marketing, and utilization of horticulture crops will be explored. Lecture, 3 hours. IAI: AG 905.

HRT 1220. Annuals and Perennials I. 2 hrs.

This course will present annual and perennial ornamental herbaceous plant species. The focus of the course will be on identification, maintenance and landscape value of selected herbaceous plants. The focus will be on spring flowering perennials and annuals. Lecture, 2 hours.

HRT 1221. Annuals & Perennials II. 2 hrs.

This course will present annual and perennial ornamental herbaceous plant species. The focus of the course will be on identification, maintenance and landscape value of selected herbaceous plants. The focus of this course will be on late summer and fall blooming perennials and annuals. Lecture, 2 hours.

HRT 1222. Woody Plant Identification and Use. 4 hrs.

This course will present woody plant species. The focus will be on identification, maintenance and landscape value of selected plant species. Lecture, 3 hours; lab, 2 hours.

HRT 1223. Evergreens, Vines & Groundcovers. 3 hrs.

This horticulture course will introduce and discuss wood plant species, specifically evergreens, vines, and groundcover. The focus of the course will be on the identification, maintenance and landscape value of selected plant species. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours.

HRT 1224. Plant Propagation & Biotechnology. 4 hrs.

This course will cover the propagation of common plants. Topics will include plant reproduction, propagation techniques and micro-propagation. Also, concepts associated with genetic engineering will be introduced. Lecture, 3 hours; lab, 2 hours.

HRT 1226. Greenhouse Management. 3 hrs.

This course will cover topics related to greenhouse structures and their operation. Included topics are design, construction, location, heating and cooling systems, cultural practices, and cost accounting as they are related to greenhouse management. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours.

HRT 1227. Floral Crop Production. 3 hrs.

This course will concentrate on the methods for growing and maintaining floral crops produced in the greenhouse. Some of the topics included in the course are: scheduling, crop selection, and production needs. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours.

HRT 1228. Turfgrass Management. 3 hrs.

This course will cover the establishment and maintenance of managed turf grasses. The focus of the course will be on cultural practices and pest control. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours.

HRT 1230. Landscape Design I. 3 hrs.

This course will introduce the principles of landscape design. Topics will include site analysis, reading landscape plans, and drafting of landscape plans. Lecture 2, hours; lab, 2 hours.

HRT 1231. Landscape Design II. 3 hrs.

This course will continue the development of the principles of landscape design introduced in Landscape Design I. The topics covered will include private space design and full landscape design. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours.

HRT 1232. Floral Design II. 3 hrs.

This course involves the further development of the principles taught in Floral Design I. The topics included in the course are flower shop management and establishment and management of a successful floral business. Advanced floral design skills will also be covered. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours.

HRT 1235. Horticulture Internship Seminar. 1 hr.

This course is designed to prepare the student for enrollment in an Internship, or entering the workforce. Topics include resume writing, interviewing, workplace communication, and career planning.

HRT 1236. Pest Management I. 2 hrs.

This course is an introduction to the disease and insects that affect ornamental plants and turf. Topics in the course include the identification of pests and control of damage caused to plants with an emphasis on outdoor pests. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 1 hour.

HRT 1237. Pest Management II. 2 hrs.

This course is a continuation of the study of diseases and insects that affect ornamental plants and turf. Topics include the identification of pests and control of damage caused to plants with an emphasis on indoor pests and pesticide licensing. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 1 hour.

HRT 1241. Horticulture Internship. 4 hrs.

This is an on-the-job learning environment in which the student, the employer and the supervising instructor keep in close contact to help the student implement learning technical skills and information. This course joins together the technical information taught in the classroom and laboratory with the in-field experience. Seminar, 320 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

HRT 1242. Horticulture Internship II. 4 hrs.

Students will gain additional work experience in the field of horticulture by taking this course. Application of material and skills learned in prior classes will be the focus of this internship. Seminar, 320 hours.