Courses

HORT 100-INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE
HORT 101-PLANT MATERIALS
HORT 102-INTRODUCTION TO FLORAL DESIGN
HORT 103-LANDSCAPE PLANNING AND DESIGN I
HORT 104-WEDDING FLOWER DESIGN
HORT 105-LANDSCAPE PLANNING AND DESIGN II
HORT 106-SYMPATHY FLOWER DESIGN
HORT 108-HERBACEOUS PLANT MATERIALS
HORT 109-LANDSCAPE AND TURF MANAGEMENT
HORT 200- HORTICULTURE PRODUCTION
HORT 201-PLANT PROPAGATION
HORT 202-GREENHOUSE PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT
HORT 203-FLOWER SHOP OPERATIONS
HORT 204-FLOWER SHOP MANAGEMENT
HORT 205-SITE ANALYSIS AND THE DESIGN PROCESS
HORT 240-LANDCADD
HORT 245-LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DESIGN
HORT 250-INTERNSHIP IN HORTICULTURE

Descriptions:

 
HORT 100-INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE

A general survey of horticulture basics such as: plant processes, function, reproduction, and growth. Lab activities include plant propagation and greenhouse growing of various ornamental plants. Lectures will review career opportunities in a wide range of horticultural professions.

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 1 recitation hour per week), fall semester

 
HORT 101-PLANT MATERIALS

The identification and landscape characteristics of woody plants commonly found in landscapes of Northeastern United States. Part of each weeks labs will include an outdoor plant walk to view various specimens in the landscape.

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours per week), fall semester

 
HORT 102-INTRODUCTION TO FLORAL DESIGN
Introduction to the principles, elements, and basic construction
techniques of commercial floral design. Hands-on labs include:
corsages, bud vases, assorted arrangements, dried flowers, wreaths,
and holiday designs.

2 credits (1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester

 
HORT 103-LANDSCAPE PLANNING AND DESIGN I
Introduction to planning and drawing landscape planting plans suitable
for use by nurserymen, landscape contractors and home owners.

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester

 
HORT 104-WEDDING FLOWER DESIGN
A general overview of the wedding flower industry. Topics include:
consultation, sales, traditions, and servicing wedding orders. The major
focus of lab activities will be the construction of numerous styles of
bridal bouquets.
2 credits (1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester
 
HORT 105-LANDSCAPE PLANNING AND DESIGN II
Continuation of HORT 103 with emphasis on advanced landscape
design, skills, and techniques. This will include computerized
landscape designing and landscape construction detailing. Some
projects will go from the design board into construction.
Prerequisite: HORT 103
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester
 
HORT 106-SYMPATHY FLOWER DESIGN
A general overview of the sympathy flower industry. Topics will
include: consultation, sales, traditions, and servicing funeral orders.
Casket sprays, standing sprays, baskets, vases, and more will be featured
in lab.
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester
 
HORT 108-HERBACEOUS PLANT MATERIALS
Identification, culture, and landscape use of annuals, perennials, and
tropical foliage plants. Emphasis on plants that are commercially common
to the Northeast.
2 credits (1 lecture hour and 1 lab hour), spring semester
 
HORT 109-LANDSCAPE AND TURF MANAGEMENT
Principles and practices of landscape and turfgrass installation, maintenance, and management. Lecture will focus on a wide range of landscape topics including the importance of turfgrass in residential, public, and commercial applications. Lab activities will include: planting, pruning, pest and weed control, fertilization, mowing, and renovating lawns.
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester
 
HORT 200- HORTICULTURE PRODUCTION
Lecture topics include greenhouse and nursery design, construction, structure, machinery, production methods, and operation. Laboratory exercises will include soil, media, nutrition, plant growth modification, and the identification and control of pests. Students are expected to grow a variety of a commercial floriculture crops, including poinsettia. Participation in outdoor activities associated with field and container production of trees and shrubs is required.
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours), spring semester
 
HORT 201-PLANT PROPAGATION
Theoretical and technical practices in propagation of plants by sexual
and asexual methods. Topics include division and separation, layering,
grafting, budding, cuttings, micropropagation, and seed propagation.
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester
 
HORT 202-GREENHOUSE PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT
A greenhouse crop production course. Lecture topics include : crop scheduling, propagation,
cultural procedures, pest \ disease identification and control, and plant marketing. All major and minor
ornamental crops common to commercial greenhouses will be discussed. Lab crop assignments will
emphasize growing Easter lilies, pot mums, and bedding plants.

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester

 
HORT 203-FLOWER SHOP OPERATIONS
Involvement in all aspects of operating the campus flower shop. Activities
include: constructing arrangements and displays, customer service,
developing and marketing specials, and shop maintenance.
2 credits (1 lecture hour and 3 laboratory hours), fall semester
approval pending
 
HORT 204-FLOWER SHOP MANAGEMENT
Planning and operating a commercial florist. Cut flower care, pricing,
salesmanship, florist wire services, wholesale buying, and general business
operations will be discussed.
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester
 
HORT 205-SITE ANALYSIS AND THE DESIGN PROCESS
This studio course will explore the process of developing a scheme from a
project to the final design and how site analysis is an integral part of each step.
Students will study the process of natural and social site analysis, learn to use
concept diagrams in developing the most appropriate solution to a given site
and the development of presentations.
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours)
 
HORT 240-LANDCADD
Spring continuation of HORT 103 (Landscape Planning I) and
HORT 105 (Landscape Planning II) using a computer to do drafting and
calculation.
Prerequisites: HORT 101, HORT 103, HORT 105, CAD 181
3 credits (1 lecture hour, 4 laboratory hours), spring semester
 
HORT 245-LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DESIGN
This course will integrate design process, site analysis, CAD and
sketching skills to focus on the residential designs. The studio work will
be individual designs as well as team designs.
Prerequisites: HORT 101, ARCH 101, DRFT 154, HORT 105, CAD 181,
HORT 240, HORT 205, or permission of instructor
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours)
 
HORT 250-INTERNSHIP IN HORTICULTURE
Work in an approved job in the horticulture industry. Comprehensive written
report required at end of work period. Employer and faculty evaluation upon
completion of internship.
Prerequisite: Completion of one semester in horticulture and permission
of instructor.
4 credits (12 weeks-480 hours minimum), fall or spring semester
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