Environmental Horticulture

Diploma Program
EH12

Program Description
The horticulture diploma prepares students to begin successful careers in horticulture. 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); or a Certified Professional Landscape Designer (by the Association of Professional Landscape Designers). Technical courses apply to the degree program in environmental horticulture. (Program Length: 4 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 worker


COURSE TITLE NUMBER CREDITS

Essential General Education Courses

 

8

Fundamentals of English I

ENGL 1010

3

Foundations of Mathematics

MATH 1012

3

Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development

EMPL 1000

2

Essential Technical Courses

 

21

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

8GH2

15

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 1010, HORT 1000, HORT 1020 and HORT Elective

Landscape

8LM2

15

Landscape Management

HORT 1120

4

Turfgrass Management

HORT 1330

4

Irrigation

HORT 1310

4

Elective(s)

HORT xxxx

3

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 1140, HORT 1060, HORT 1200, HORT 1410, HORT 1440, HORT 1500, HORT 1690, HORT 1720
**Suggested First Semester classes: FYES 1000, ENGL 1010, HORT 1000, HORT 1020 and HORT 1060

Floral Management

8FM2

15

Introductory Floral Design

HORT 1720

4

Advanced Floral Design

HORT 1730

4

Interiorscaping

HORT 1750

4

Flower Shop Management

HORT 2249

4

 

Total Hours

44

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

Gainful Employment