Horticulture Course Descriptions

 

 

AGCR 1371   Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture (Local Needs)

32 Lecture hours + 32 Laboratory hours..........3 credit hours

Introduction to history, principles, and practices of sustainable agriculture as applied to local and global agriculture.  A comparison and evaluation of sustainability of conventional agricultural practices will be made from the environmental, economic, and social perspectives ("planet, profit, people").  Case studies and other tools will be used to relate principles of sustainable agriculture to basic farming practices.

 

FMKT 1301   Floral Design

32 Lecture hours + 32 Laboratory hours..........3 credit hours

Principles and elements of floral art with an emphasis on commercial design.  Topics include basic design styles and color harmonies; identification, use, and care of processing of cut flowers and foliage; mechanical aids and containers; personal flowers; holiday designs; and plant identification and care.  History of floral art in society. Required $100 lab fee.

 

FMKT 2331    Advanced Floral Design

32 Lecture hours + 32 Laboratory hours...........3 credit hours

An in-depth coverage of advanced floral design practices for the retail floral industry. Topics include contemporary floral arrangement styles and trends. Advanced study of floral design as an art form in contrast to a commercial florist operation; interpretive expression of design principles and color stressed along with international design styles. Required $100 lab fee.

 

HALT 1303 Herbaceous Plants

32 Lecture hours + 32 Laboratory hours...........3 credit hours

A study of herbaceous plant material. Topics include practices and procedures used in the identification, growth, propagation, maintenance, and utilization of herbaceous plants in the horticulture industry.

 

 
HALT 1331 Woody Plants

32 Lecture hours + 32 Laboratory hours..........3 credit hours

Study of woody plant materials used in the horticulture industry. Topics include identification, characteristics, adaptation, cultural requirements, pest and disease problems, and use in the landscape.

 

HALT 1333    Landscape Irrigation

32 Lecture hours + 32 Laboratory hours..........3 credit hours

Coverage of irrigation systems including equipment, design, performance, and maintenance. Topics include residential and small business applications, troubleshooting, repair, and technological advances in irrigation systems.

 

HALT 1392  Naturalistic Gardening (Special Topics in Horticultural Science)

32 Lecture hours + 32 Laboratory hours..........3 credit hours

An organic approach to plant production, pest management, soil fertility and plant health. Emphasis on sustainability, xeriscaping and landscaping using native plants as well as creating wildlife landscapes.

 

HALT 1422    Landscape Design

48 Lecture hours + 32 Laboratory hours..........4 credit hours

A study of the principles and elements of landscape design.  Topics include client interview, site analysis, plan view, scale, plant selection, basic drawing and drafting skills, and plan preparation. 

 

HALT 2307    Horticultural Food Crops

32 Lecture hours + 32 Laboratory hours..........3 credit hours

A study of commercial and home cultivated food crops including various vegetables, fruits, and nuts.  Topics address planting, maintenance, harvest, and storage of the various crops.

 

HALT 2308    Greenhouse Management

32 Lecture hours + 32 Laboratory hours..........3 credit hours

Fundamentals of greenhouse construction and operation. Topics include architectural styles, construction materials, environmental systems and controls, growing media, fertilizers, post harvest handling, marketing, and business management.

 

HALT 2321   Small Farming

32 Lecture hours + 32 Laboratory hours..........3 credit hours

Instruction in small farming techniques with emphasis on horticulture science including comprehensive and profitable guidelines. Topics include herbs, fruits, nut, and vegetable crops. 

 

HALT 2331    Advanced Landscape Design

32 Lecture hours + 32 Laboratory hours..........3 credit hours

In-depth coverage of advanced practices in landscape planning for commercial and residential landscapes. Topics include advanced design analysis, architectural elements, space articulation, and land engineering concepts.

 

HALT 2280    Cooperative Education

16 Lecture hours + 160 Laboratory hours..........2 credit hours

Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component.  Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience.  This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary.  This course serves as the external learning experience or capstone experience.

 
HORT 1401     Horticulture

48 Lecture hours + 32 Laboratory hours..........4 credit hours

A scientific and practical approach to plant production and growth.  Principles of propagating plants, including vegetables, ornamentals and fruits.  Methods of handling seed; starting plants by the use of cuttings, layers, buds, grafts and bulbs; ways of propagating specific plants; factors influencing growth of plants after transplanting.  Topics such as sites, soils, fertilizers, pruning, nutrition, pests, and greenhouse production will be covered.

 

 


Ashley Hartman
Horticulture Program
Phone:
940-668-7731

Office:
Gainesville - Room 1603

Email:
ahartman@nctc.edu