CURRICULAR GUIDE

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0189  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

A professional horticulturist deals with plant materials, their growth,
development, propagation, marketing, and use.  The horticulturist works with
environmental conditions and pest problems of ornamental plants and their
management.  The two major specialty areas are landscape horticulture and
floriculture.  A background in plant maintenance, knowledge of growing
environments and structures, as well as retail and marketing skills, is vital. 
Horticulturists are employed by florists, greenhouses and garden centers,
nurseries, retail sales outlets, landscape contractors, design and
construction firms, and lawn care companies.  Not all courses in this program
transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an
academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  See the General Education Core Requirements section for
information on how to fulfill these requirements.

Contact the Manufacturing and Land Technologies Department, Gannon Vocational-
Technical Center, Room 1380, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 33 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
HORT 102    Intro Ornamental Horticulture                                    3
HORT 105    Pest/Problem Ornamental Plants                                   3
HORT 230    Plant Propagation/Nursery Op                                     4
HORT 235    Greenhouse Structures/Environ                                    3
LAND 100    Intro to Landscape Drafting                                      2
LAND 130    Interior Landscaping                                             3
LAND 140    Evergreen and Deciduous Trees                                    3
LAND 141    Flowering Trees, Shrubs, Vines                                   3
LAND 142    Perennial/Annual Flower Plants                                   3
LAND 163    Designing Ornamental Gardens                                     3
LAND 282    Computer Draft/Dsgn Land Arch                                    3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 33-34 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                            12 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Specialization (Choose 1 Subchoice)                  21-22 Credits
Subchoice 2A: Floriculture
HORT 107    Beginning Floral Design                                          3
HORT 109    Contemporary Floral Design                                       3
HORT 110    Wedding Floral Design                                            3
HORT 143    Cut Flower, Foliage, Pot Plant                                   4
HORT 236    Greenhouse Ornamentals                                           3
HORT 237    Bedding Plant Production                                         3
HORT 238    Garden Center/Nursery Sales                                      3

Subchoice 2B: Landscape Horticulture
LAND 150    Principles of Landscape Arch                                     3
LAND 152    Landscape Graphics Comm-Begin                                    3
LAND 160    Planting Design I                                                3
LAND 180    Landscape Ecology                                                3
LAND 225    Landscape Cost Estimation                                        3
LAND 232    Professional Res. Land Design                                    3
LAND 233    Grounds Management                                               3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   66

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

Floriculture Option
I                 II                III               IV
HORT 102          HORT 105          HORT 110          HORT 230
HORT 107          HORT 109          HORT 237          HORT 238
HORT 143          HORT 236          LAND 130          LAND 163
HORT 235          LAND 141          LAND 142          LAND 282
LAND 100          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
LAND 140          Lim.Ch.           

Landscape Horticulture Option
I                 II                III               IV
HORT 102          HORT 230          HORT 105          LAND 130
HORT 235          LAND 141          LAND 142          LAND 163
LAND 100          LAND 150          LAND 152          LAND 180
LAND 140          LAND 282          LAND 160          LAND 225
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           LAND 232          LAND 233
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.