Horticulture AAS

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree, graduates will be able to:

  • Identify, propagate, and cultivate horticultural crops.
  • Apply the principles and elements of design to create landscape and floral designs.
  • Analyze and adjust soil conditions to maximize production of horticultural crops.
  • Grow horticultural crops in protected environments.
  • Identify garden pests and recommend control measures.
The Associate of Applied Science degree can be completed through a mix of face-to-face, hybrid, and online classes.  The program is designed to take two years, or 64 weeks to complete, and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Degree Requirements

First Semester

First semester courses and credits required to earn the Horticulture AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
HALT 2307 HORTICULTURAL FOOD CROPS 3
FMKT 1301 FLORAL DESIGN 3
HALT 1331 WOODY PLANT MATERIALS 3
HORT 1401 HORTICULTURE 4
HALT 1372 NATURALISTIC HORTICULTURE 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 16

Second Semester

Second semester courses and credits required to earn the Horticulture AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
HALT 2321 SMALL FARMING 3
HALT 2308 GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT 3
HALT 1303 HERBACEOUS PLANTS 3
AGCR 1371 INTRO TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 3
HALT 1422 LANDSCAPE DESIGN 4
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 16

Third Semester

Third semester courses and credits required to earn the Horticulture AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
HALT 1353 LANDSCAPE COMPUTER DESIGN 3
HALT 1307 PLANT DISEASES 3
ARTS 1301 ART APPRECIATION 3
OR
CORE CORE HUMANITIES OR FINE ARTS 3
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3
BUSG 1301 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 15

Fourth Semester

Fourth semester courses and credits required to earn the Horticulture AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
HALT 1333 LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION 3
SOCI 1301 OR
CORE
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY OR
CORE SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
3
SPCH 1315 OR
CORE
PUBLIC SPEAKING OR
CORE COMMUNICATIONS/SPEECH
3
HALT 2480 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION - APPLIED HORTICULTURE &
HORTICULTURAL OPERATIONS, GEN
4
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 13

Total Credit Hours: 60

Capstone Requirement: HALT 2280 Cooperative Education - is the capstone requirement and may not be substituted. It should be taken the last semester before graduation.