2011-2012 CCBC College Catalog

Horticulture

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Statewide Program

General Education Requirements:
Credits
____SPCM 101 Fundamentals of Communication
3
____ENGL 101 College Composition I
3
____BIOL 104 Botany
4
____MATH 125 Finite Math and Modeling
3
 
General Education Electives: (Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses. One of the 3-credit General Education courses must be a Diversity course.)
____Social and Behavioral Sciences  
3
____Arts and Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences
3
____Wellness and Health or Information Technology
3
Total General Education:
22
 
 
Program Requirements:  
____HORT 103 Interior Plant Material
2
____HORT 106 Plant Propagation and Production I
2
____HORT 107 Basic Landscape Graphics
3
____HORT 110 Woody Ornamentals I
3
____HORT 111 Herbaceous Garden Plants: Summer
2
____HORT 115 Soils and Fertilizers
3
____HORT 117 Integrated Pest Management
3
____HORT 124 Nursery and Greenhouse Management
3
____HORT 125 Horticulture Business Management
3
____HORT 134 Landscape Installation/Construction/Maintenance I
3
____HORT 150 Horticulture Mechanics
3
____HORT 181 Ornamental Horticulture Co-op
1
____HORT 206 Plant Propagation and Production II
2
____HORT 210 Woody Ornamentals II
3
____HORT 224 Turf Management
3
____HORT 230 Landscape Design
3
____HORT 234 Landscape Installation/Construction/Maintenance II
3
   
 
Total Credits Required for Degree:
67*
   
 
Additional Courses:
 
____HORT 211 Plant Classification and Identification
2
____HORT 216 Herbaceous Garden Plants: Spring
2
____HORT 225 Pesticide Use and Safety
2
____HORT 233 Landscape Design Studio
2

*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 68 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.

Program Description:
 
This program is designed to prepare individuals to enter the growing and popular field of ornamental horticulture as a horticulture specialist. Students will gain a thorough knowledge and practical experience in three areas of ornamental horticulture: landscape design, installation and maintenance; turf and grounds maintenance; nursery and/or greenhouse production, or floral design.

Program Outcomes:
 
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Identify pests that infest and inhibit healthy growth of turf and ornamental plants and specify appropriate IPM (Integrated Pest Management) methods to control such pests.
  2. Maintain ornamental plants in the residential/commercial environment using techniques such as pruning, trimming, planting, and transplanting.
  3. Identify various trees, shrubs, and perennials used in garden installations, using both the common and botanical names, and the cultural requirements for each plant.
  4. Create a landscape design using the principles of design and a variety of graphic skills.

Program Contact:
 
CCBC Dundalk, Keith Henn
443-840-3754 or khenn@ccbcmd.edu