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. Completion of the program of study leads to a diploma in Horticulture.

Length of Program: Four (4) Semesters

Locations offered:

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.

Gainful Employment: Datasheet

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

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

Age: N/A

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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Curriculum Credits

1: Basic Skills Courses (8-9 hours)


ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
And one of the following (2-3 hours) 5
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev 2
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
And one of the following (3 hours) 9
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

3: Occupational Courses (21 hours)


HORT 1150 Environmental Horticulture Int 3
HORT 1080 Pest Management 3
HORT 1020 Herbaceous Plant Identificatio 3
HORT 1010 WoodyPlant Identification I 3
HORT 1000 Horticulture Science 3
COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy 3
and one of the following (3 hours) 6
HORT 1150 Environmental Horticulture Int 3
HORT 0001 Horticulture Elective 3

4: And one of the following specializations (18 hours)


Floral Management Specialization


HORT 2249 Flower Shop Management 3
HORT 1750 Interiorscaping 4
HORT 1730 Advanced Floral Design 4
HORT 1720 Introductory Floral Design 4
Elec Occup - Guided Elective 3

General Horticulture Specialization


Elec Occup - Guided Elective 3
HORT Elec - Horticulture Electives 12

Landscape Management Specialization


HORT 1310 Irrigation & Water Management 4
HORT 1120 Landscape Management 4
HORT 1060 Landscape Design 4
HORT 1330 Turfgrass Management 4
HORT 1040 - Landscape Installation 3

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Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

The information in this College Catalog and Student Handbook accurately reflects current policies and procedures at the time of publication. Students are admitted to the College under and are subject to the provisions of the SRTC Catalog and Student Handbooks for the term they initially enroll. Students in all programs are admitted under and are subject to the provisions of the College Catalog and Student Handbook and applicable addendums for the term they are admitted to the program at Southern Regional Technical College. If for any reason, a break in enrollment occurs, students must reapply and satisfy the College Catalog and Student Handbook requirements for the term of their re-entry to any program. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Southern Regional Technical College and the student. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time.

Southern Regional Technical College. (2017). 2017-2018 College Catalog and Student Handbook

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