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Program Description: The Horticulture Diploma program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in environmental horticulture. The program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain or upgrade present knowledge and skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:
•   Students will operate landscape equipment following general safety precautions.
•   Students will create a landscape plan using landscape design software.
•   Students will interpret information on the pesticide label.
•   Students will create a live flower arrangement using principles of floral design.

Program Offered at the Following Sites: Tifton, Select High Schools

Length of Program: Two (2) Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admission criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Horticulture, Diploma.

Credits Required for Graduation: 47 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

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Credit Hours

1. Basic Skills Courses (8-9 hours)
  ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
  And one of the following (2-3 hours)
    EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development 2
    PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology (3)
  And one of the following (3 hours)
    MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
    MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts (3)
    MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry (3)
2. Institutional Credit (3 hours)
    COLL 1500 Student Success  
3. Occupational Courses (36 hours)
  COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
  HORT 1000 Horticulture Science 3
  HORT 1010 Woody Ornamental Plan Identification 3
  HORT 1020 Herbaceous Plant Identification 3
  HORT 1080 Pest Management 3
  HORT 1150 Environmental Horticulture Internship 3
4. And one of the following specializations (18 hours)  
Floral Management Specialization 12
      HORT 1720 Introductory Floral Design 4
      HORT 1730 Advanced Floral Design 4
      HORT 1750 Interiorscaping 4
      HORT 2249 Flower Shop Management 3
      Elec Occup Guided Elective 3
General Horticulture Specialization 12
      Elec Occup Guided Elective 3
      HORT Elec Horticulture Electives 12
Landscape Management Specialization 12
      HORT 1040 Landscape Installation 3
      HORT 1060 Landscape Design 4
      HORT 1120 Landscape Management 3
      HORT 1310 Irrigation and Water Management 4
      HORT 1330 Turfgrass Management 4