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Landscape and Horticulture Management AS

Landscape and Horticulture Management Overview (2191)

Type of Award

AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-industry.aspx

Program Description

This degree program is designed to prepare the student for management and technical positions in the green industry. Course content provides broad and well-rounded training in such areas as turfgrass culture, pesticides, plant physiology, nursery management and landscape construction.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length

The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three years part-time.

Location

The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.

For More Information

George Rogers, Ph.D., Department Chair, rogersg@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 207-5052

Employment Opportunities

Students may work at golf courses, nurseries, landscape companies, lawn maintenance firms, tree care enterprises or garden centers. Many students are self-employed in landscaping.

Career Path Notes

Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, visit: www.palmbeachstate.edu/Bachelors

In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities that allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities, including job outlook and salary information, visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

General Education (Credits: 19)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BOT1010General Botany (AA)

3 Credits

BOT1010LGeneral Botany Lab (AA)

1 Credit

Any course from Mathematics - Area III

3 credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

Any course from Social Science - Area V

3 credits

Required Courses (Credits: 33)

GCO2230Pumping and Irrigation Systems (AS)

3 Credits

PMA2213Plant Pest Management (AS)

3 Credits

MAN2021Principles of Management (AS)

3 Credits

Or

MNA2345Principles of Supervision (AS)

3 Credits

Or

ENT1000Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (AA)

3 Credits

BOT2000Plant Physiology (AS)

3 Credits

ORH2510Ornamental Plant Identification 1 (AS)

3 Credits

HOS1010Introduction to Horticulture (AS)

3 Credits

LDE2000Introduction to Landscape Design (AS)

3 Credits

ORH1016Environmental Issues In Horticulture (AS)

3 Credits

PLS2220Plant Propagation (AS)

3 Credits

SWS1102Soils and Fertilizers (AS)

3 Credits

ORH1005LProfessional Landscape Installation and Maintenance (AS)

3 Credits

Electives - Choose 8 credits*

ORH2515Plants of the South Florida Ecosystems - Grasses, Sedges, Rushes, and Grass-like Native Plants (as)

3 Credits

ORH2521Horticultural Taxonomy (AS)

3 Credits

LDE2510Computer-aided Landscape Design (AS)

3 Credits

ORH1512Plant Selections for Landscape Situations (AS)

3 Credits

ORH2949COrnamental Horticulture Work Experience/internship (AS)

3 Credits

BSC1010Principles of Biology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC1005Concepts In Biology (AA)

3 Credits

ORH2511Introduction to Plants of South Florida Ecosystems (AS)

3 Credits

ORH1320Introduction to Palms and Their Culture (AS)

3 Credits

ORH1840Landscape Construction (AS)

3 Credits

ORH2251Florida Horticulture Professional Preparation (AS)

3 Credits

ORH2241Arboriculture (AS)

3 Credits

SLS1302Career Information and Decision-making (AA)

1 Credit

SLS1303Job Search (AA)

1 Credit

SLS1501Introduction to the College Experience (AA)

3 Credits

VEC1201Growing Vegetables and Edible Plants (AS)

3 Credits

* Completed courses can only be used to meet one program requirement.

Total Credit Hours: 60

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 13)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BOT1010General Botany (AA)

3 Credits

BOT1010LGeneral Botany Lab (AA)

1 Credit

ORH2510Ornamental Plant Identification 1 (AS)

3 Credits

HOS1010Introduction to Horticulture (AS)

3 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 12)

SWS1102Soils and Fertilizers (AS)

3 Credits

ORH1005LProfessional Landscape Installation and Maintenance (AS)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

BOT2000Plant Physiology (AS)

3 Credits

Term Three - Summer (Year One) (Credits: 6)

ORH1016Environmental Issues In Horticulture (AS)

3 Credits

PLS2220Plant Propagation (AS)

3 Credits

Term One - Fall (Year Two) (Credits: 12)

LDE2000Introduction to Landscape Design (AS)

3 Credits

MAN2021Principles of Management (AS)

3 Credits

Or

MNA2345Principles of Supervision (AS)

3 Credits

Or

ENT1000Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (AA)

3 Credits

GCO2230Pumping and Irrigation Systems (AS)

3 Credits

Any course from Mathematics - Area III

3 credits

Term Two - Spring (Year Two) (Credits: 12)

PMA2213Plant Pest Management (AS)

3 Credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

Approved Elective

3 credits

Approved Elective

3 credits

Term Three - Summer (Year Two) (Credits: 5)

Any course from Social Science - Area V

3 credits

Approved Elective

2 credits

Total Credit Hours: 60

* Completed courses can only be used to meet one program requirement.