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Course Information and Descriptions
HRT 130 Landscape Graphics (2-2)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to the methods used to visually
communicate existing and desired information to create a landscape
design. The course also covers the process of gathering information
about site constraints and client needs to develop these drawings.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND a score
of 34 or higher on the Math Placement Test or Basic Algebra
Readiness
Course fee
Typically offered fall only
HRT 150 Landscape Maintenance (2-2)
3 Hours
This course is designed for students interested in and/or presently
working in the field of landscape care and maintenance. Included
topics are pruning, fertilizing and planting of trees and shrubs,
general turf care, and pest identification and control.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND a score
of 34 or higher on the Math Placement Test or Basic Algebra
Readiness
Course fee
Typically offered fall only
HRT 155 Small Engine Repair and Maintenance (2-2) 3 Hours
This course explores the proper use, maintenance, and basic repair of
power equipment used in horticulture. Emphasis will be on two- and
four-cycle engines used to operate such equipment.
Course fee
HRT 174 Basic Floral Design (2-2)
3 Hours
Introduces the principles of floral design including the care and use
of floral materials and accessories. Identification, handling, and
storage of cut flowers will be covered. In addition to construction of
basic arrangements, the floral industry and working in a flower shop
will be discussed.
Course fee
Typically offered fall only
HRT 175 Advanced Floral Design (2-2)
3 Hours
Focuses on arrangements for special occasions such as weddings,
funerals, and holidays. Customer relations will also be emphasized.
Prerequisite: HRT 174
Course fee
Typically offered spring only
HRT 190 Business Issues in Horticulture (3-0)
3 Hours
This course addresses the fundamental business skills needed to run
or manage a horticulture-related business. Issues including
establishing wholesale accounts with growers, hiring and managing
seasonal employees, creating client contracts and billing statements,
responding to “requests for proposals” and the bidding process will
be covered.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND Basic
Algebra Readiness
HRT 210
Greenhouse Crop Production
and Management (2-2)
3 Hours
This course covers the production of greenhouse crops, the cultural
practices required for growth and the management of greenhouse
production facilities. Seeding, watering, fertilization, containers,
growing medias, temperature control, and insect and disease control
will be covered. Bedding plants and pot crops will be grown
throughout the semester.
Prerequisite: HRT 111 (C or better)
Recommended: BIO 222
Course fee
Typically offered spring only
284
HRT 211 Plant Propagation (2-2)
3 Hours
This course focuses on the techniques and procedures involved in
propagating plants. Sexual and asexual methods are practiced along
with environmental conditions needed to promote growth and
development. Seed propagating and grafting will be included.
Prerequisite: HRT 111 (C or better)
Course fee
Typically offered spring only
HRT 218 Nursery Production (2-2)
3 Hours
This course addresses the principles and practices of nursery
production and management, and how these have changed over
recent years to reflect environmental sustainability in the green
industry. Course will include production techniques for traditional
nursery crops as well as native species, and will include fieldwork at
nearby growing facilities.
Prerequisite: HRT 111 (C or better)
Course fee
Typically offered fall only
HRT 219
Organic Growing
and Sustainable Practices (3-0)
3 Hours
This course explores the requirements for USDA organic
certification, the growth in “organic” strategies for a variety of
horticultural production areas, the expansion of small organic
growing operations catering to local markets, and how sustainability
concerns are changing the green industry.
Prerequisite: HRT 111 (C or better)
Typically offered fall only
HRT 230 Landscape Design (2-2)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to design concepts and practical
approaches for residential landscape design. Students take a variety
of design projects from concept through final presentation.
Prerequisite: HRT 130 (C or better)
Recommended HRT 115 (C or better) OR HRT 117 (C or better)
Course fee
Typically offered spring only
HRT 235 Computer Landscape Design (2-2)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to the use of AutoCAD for site
planning, and to landscape design module aids for the creation of
landscape design plans. Emphasis is placed on practical application
of software and hardware to develop working drawings for the
landscape industry.
Prerequisite: HRT 130 (C or better)
Course fee
Typically offered spring only
HRT 250 Landscape Construction (2-2)
3 Hours
This course explores the practical, hands-on installation of landscape
features. Project organization, job set up, and construction methods
will be covered. Students will be assigned projects that will include
design specifications and cost estimates. How to handle equipment
and participation in actual construction tasks are included.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND a score
of 34 or higher on the Math Placement Test or Basic Algebra
Readiness
Course fee
Typically offered fall only