2013-2014 Catalog & Handbook 
    
    Aug 26, 2019  
2013-2014 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Horticulture Technology, AAS


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Horticulture is both a science and an art. Horticultural careers can include propagation and cultivation, landscape plans, fruits, vegetables, annuals and perennials, as well as nursery stock for nurseries and garden centers. Careers in integrated pest management deal with proper plant care and the prevention and control of plant diseases and insects. Employment opportunities also exist in the areas of plant and fertilizer development. Grounds maintenance is a rapidly growing area of employment in the horticulture field. The greenhouse industry employs horticulturists to propagate fresh flowers, cuttings, annuals, and foliage plants.

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Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Horticulture Technology, a student will be able to:

Science & Technology

  • Utilize the proper procedures for setup and operation of various types of equipment.
  • Choose procedures, tools or equipment to complete work assignments.
  • Be able to locate, understand, and interpret information found in plans, blueprints, manuals, graphs, and schedules.
  • Be able to recognize, organize, and process symbols, pictures, and diagrams that are pertinent to this field.

 Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

  • Be able to identify or solve problems using various test equipment.
  • Be able to recognize a problem and implement a response.
  • Be able to evaluate a service situation and choose the best corrective measure.
  • Utilize time management skills to complete work as scheduled.
  • Choose procedures, tools or equipment to complete work assignments.
  • Be able to locate, understand, and interpret information found in plans, blueprints, manuals, graphs, and schedules.
  • Be able to recognize, organize, and process symbols, pictures, and diagrams that are pertinent to this field.

 Professionalism

  • Be able to demonstrate understanding, friendliness, politeness to coworkers, as well as customers.
  • Be able to present a positive attitude toward the work environment regardless of situation.
  • Utilize time management skills to complete work as scheduled.
  • Be able to demonstrate understanding, friendliness, politeness to coworkers, as well as customers.
  • Be able to present a positive attitude toward the work environment regardless of situation.
  • Exert a high level of effort and an honest nature in the work place.
  • Be able to respond to verbal directions and or messages necessary to perform tasks pertinent to this career.
  • Be able to organize their thoughts and ideas and deliver them verbally in a way the customer will understand.
  • Be able to evaluate a service situation and choose the best corrective measure.
  • Be able to demonstrate understanding, friendliness, politeness to coworkers, as well as customers.
  • Be able to locate, understand, and interpret information found in plans, blueprints, manuals, graphs, and schedules.
  • Be able to respond to verbal directions and or messages necessary to perform tasks pertinent to this career.

Communication

  • Be able to locate, understand, and interpret information found in plans, blueprints, manuals, graphs, and schedules.
  • Be able to respond to verbal directions and or messages necessary to perform tasks pertinent to this career.
  • Be able to organize their thoughts and ideas and deliver them verbally in way the customer will understand.
  • Be able to recognize, organize, and process symbols, pictures, and diagrams that are pertinent to this field.
  • Be able to evaluate a service situation and choose the best corrective measure.

 

Program Curriculum - Total Credits: 69 or 70


Additional Information


Students entering a program in any semester other than outlined may not graduate in the expected amount of time.

Fourth Semester Electives:


Estimated total program fees


Tuition $7,280
Fees $6,230
Books & Supplies $1,650
Tools & Supplies $ 300
TOTAL $15,460

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