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
HALT 2307 HORTICULTURAL FOOD CROPS 3 credit hours
FMKT 1301 FLORAL DESIGN 3 credit hours
HALT 1331 WOODY PLANT MATERIALS 3 credit hours
HORT 1401 HORTICULTURE 4 credit hour
HALT 1372 NATURALISTIC HORTICULTURE 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 16
Second Semester
HALT 2321 SMALL FARMING 3 credit hours
HALT 2308 GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT 3 credit hours
HALT 1303 HERBACEOUS PLANTS 3 credit hours
AGCR 1371 INTRO TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 3 credit hours
HALT 1422 LANDSCAPE DESIGN 4 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 16
Third Semester
HALT 1353 LANDSCAPE COMPUTER DESIGN 3 credit hours
HALT 1307 PLANT DISEASES 3 credit hours
ARTS 1301 ART APPRECIATION 3 credit hours
OR
CORE Core Humanities/Fine Arts 3 credit hours
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3 credit hours
BUSG 1301 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 15
Fourth Semester
HALT 1333 LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION 3 credit hours
SOCI 1301 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3 credit hours
OR
CORE CORE SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE 3 credit hours
SPCH 1315 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3 credit hours
OR
CORE CORE COMMUNICATIONS/SPEECH 3 credit hours
HALT 2480 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION - APPLIED HORTICULTURE &
HORTICULTURAL OPERATIONS, GEN
4 credit hours
Total Credit 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.