Environmental Horticulture

Associate of Applied Science Degree
EH13

Program Description
The horticulture degree prepares students for careers in landscape design, installation, and management as well as tree care, small scale urban farming, greenhouse and nursery production, golf course management, floriculture, and interiorscaping. The program emphasizes a combination of horticulture theory and hands-on practical application necessary for successful employment.

The program also prepares students to become certified by various green industry professional associations. Students may become a Georgia Certified Plant Professional (by the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture); a Georgia Certified Landscape Professional (by the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture); a Commercial Pesticide Applicator (by the Georgia Department of Agriculture); a Certified Arborist (by the International Society of Arboriculture); a Certified Professional Landscape Designer (by the Association of Professional Landscape Designers); or choose from many others.

The associate of applied science degree program includes courses in horticulture and college-level general education courses. (Program Length: 5 Semesters Minimum)

Note: Some courses in this program may be subject to a livework/supply reimbursement charge; specifically in the floral design curriculum. HORT 1720 and 1730 have a $150 supply fee. HORT 2249 has a $75 supply fee.

Employment Opportunities
Landscape contractor, landscape designer, floral designer, landscape manager, urban farmer, arborist, greenskeeper, groundskeeper, lawn service technician, nursery worker, greenhouse manager, garden center manager, interior landscaper, arborist, golf course superintendent


COURSE TITLE NUMBER CREDITS

Essential General Education Core Courses

15

Area I – Language Arts/Communication (Successful completion of ENGL 1101 is required)

Composition and Rhetoric

ENGL 1101

3

Literature and Composition

ENGL 1102

3

Public Speaking

SPCH 1101

3

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences (Choose ONE of the following)

Principles of Economics

ECON 1101

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2105

3

Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 2106

3

Introduction to Sociology

SOCI 1101

3

World History I

HIST 1111

3

World History II

HIST 1112

3

U. S. History I

HIST 2111

3

U. S. History II

HIST 2112

3

American Government

POLS 1101

3

Introductory Psychology

PSYC 1101

3

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics
(Successful completion of MATH 1111 or MATH 1100 or MATH 1101 is required)

College Algebra

MATH 1111

3

Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

MATH 1100

3

Math Modeling

MATH 1101

3

Physical Science I

PHSC 1111

3

Conceptual Physics & Lab

PHYS 1110/L

3/1

Introductory Physics I & Lab

PHYS 1111/L

3/1

Biology I & Lab

BIOL 1111/L

3/1

Chemistry I & Lab

CHEM 1211/L

3/1

Chemistry II & Lab

CHEM 1212/L

3/1

College Trigonometry

MATH 1112

3

Precalculus

MATH 1113

3

Introduction to Statistics

MATH 1127

3

Calculus I

MATH 1131

3

Calculus II

MATH 1132

3

Area IV – Humanities/Fine Arts (Choose ONE of the following)

Art Appreciation

ARTS 1101

3

American Literature

ENGL 2130

3

Introduction to Humanities

HUMN1101

3

Music Appreciation

MUSC 1101

3

General Education Elective: To meet the minimum required 15 semester credit hours in general education courses, an additional 3 semester credit hours must be taken from Area I, Area II, Area III, or Area IV. Students can view the complete list of classes on pages 90-91.

Essential Technical Courses

 

44

First Year Experience

FYES 1000

2

Horticulture Science

HORT 1000

3

Woody Ornamental Plant Identification

HORT 1010

3

Herbaceous Plant Identification

HORT 1020

3

Pest Management

HORT 1080

3

Environmental Horticulture Internship OR

HORT 1150

3

Elective(s)

XXXX xxxx

3

(Completion of ONE of the following concentrations is required for graduation.)

General Horticulture

8GH3

24

Greenhouse Management

HORT 1030

4

Landscape Construction

HORT 1041

4

Nursery Production and Management

HORT 1050

4

Landscape Design

HORT 1060

4

Landscape Installation

HORT 1070

4

Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture

HORT 1100

3

Small Scale Food Production

HORT 1110

4

Landscape Management

HORT 1120

4

Horticulture Business Management

HORT 1140

3

Landscape Contracting

HORT 1160

3

Arboriculture Science

HORT 1200

4

Plant Production and Propagation

HORT 1250

4

Irrigation & Water Management

HORT 1310

4

Turfgrass Management

HORT 1330

4

Soils

HORT 1410

3

Golf Course Design Construction and Management

HORT 1420

3

Advanced Landscape Design

HORT 1430

4

Landscape Grading and Drainage

HORT 1440

4

Small Gas Engine Repair and Maintenance

HORT 1500

4

Computer-Aided Landscape Design

HORT 1560

4

Woody Plant Identification II

HORT 1680

3

Horticulture Spanish

HORT 1690

3

Large Equipment Operation

HORT 1700

3

Introductory Floral Design

HORT 1720

4

Advanced Floral Design

HORT 1730

4

Interiorscaping

HORT 1750

4

Urban Landscape Issues

HORT 1800

3

Flower Shop Management

HORT 2249

3

Specialty Landscape Construction

HORT 2500

4

Elective(s)

HORT xxxx

7

Elective(s)

XXXX xxxx

3

Elective(s): any HORT course not required for program completion; EMSP 1010, HRTM 1150, INDS 1100, MGMT 1100, MKTG 1100, MKTG 2010, GIFS 1101. Recommended Elective(s): GIFS 1101, HORT 1060, HORT 1120, HORT 1310, HORT 1410, HORT 1440, HORT 1690, HORT 1720
**Suggested First Semester classes: FYES 1000, ENGL 1101, HORT 1000, HORT 1020 and HORT Elective

Landscape

8L13

24

Landscape Construction

HORT 1041

4

Landscape Design

HORT 1060

4

Landscape Management

HORT 1120

4

Turfgrass Management

HORT 1330

4

Irrigation

HORT 1310

4

Elective(s)

HORT xxxx

4

Elective(s): any HORT course not required for program completion; EMSP 1010, HRTM 1150, INDS 1100, MGMT 1100, MKTG 1100, MKTG 2010. Recommended Elective(s): HORT 1050, HORT 1160, HORT 1200, HORT 1410, HORT 1440, HORT 1500, HORT 1690, HORT 1720
**Suggested First Semester classes: FYES 1000, ENGL 1101, HORT 1000, HORT 1020 and HORT Elective

Floral Management

8FM3

24

Introductory Floral Design

HORT 1720

4

Interiorscaping

HORT 1750

4

Advanced Floral Design

HORT 1730

4

Flower Shop Management

HORT 2249

3

HORT Elective(s)

HORT xxxx

9

 

Total Hours

60

Elective(s): any HORT course not required for program completion; EMSP 1010, HRTM 1150, INDS 1100, MGMT 1100, MKTG 1100, MKTG 2010. Recommended Elective(s): HORT 1030, HORT 1060, HORT 1140, HORT 1430, HORT 1560, HORT 1680, HORT 1690

**Suggested First Semester classes: FYES 1000, ENGL 1101, HORT 1000, HORT 1020 and HORT 1720