Professional and Technical

Horticulture Technology – Associate Degree (A15240)

The Horticulture Technology curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for various careers in horticulture. Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticultural principles and practices are included in the program of study.

Course work includes plant identification, pest management, plant science and soil science. Also included are courses in sustainable plant production and management, landscaping, and the operation of horticulture businesses.

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions associated with nurseries, garden centers, greenhouses, landscape operations, governmental agencies/parks, golf courses, sports complexes, highway vegetation, turf maintenance companies, and private and public gardens. Graduates should also be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s Examination and/or the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination.

A program that focuses on the general production and management of cultivated plants, shrubs, flowers, foliage, trees, groundcovers, and related plant materials; the management of technical and business operations connected with horticultural services; and the basic scientific principles needed to understand plants and their management and care.

BCC also offers Horticulture Technology Diploma and Certificate  options.

Course Title Credits
General Education Requirements
(May be completed in any term, pending requisite requirements)
COM 110 Intro to Communication 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
ENG 114 Profess Research & Rptg 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Semester Total 15
Fall Semester #1
HOR 160 Plant Materials l 3
HOR 162 Applied Plant Science 3
TRF 110 IntroTurfgrass Cultures&ID 4
TRF 230 Turfgrass Mngmt Applications 2
Semester Total 12
Spring Semester #1
HOR 134 Greenhouse Operations 3
HOR 164 Horticulture Pest Mngmt 3
HOR 166 Soils & Fertilizers 3
HOR 168 Plant Propagation 3
Semester Total 12
Fall Semester #2
HOR 112 Landscape Design l 3
TRF 152 Landscape Maintenance 3
TRF 120 Turfgrass Irrigation & Design 4
TRF 240 Turfgrass Pest Control 3
Semester Total 13
Spring Semester #2
HOR 257 Arboriculture Practices 2
HOR 273 Horticulture Mngmt Marketing 3
TRF 210 Turfgrass Equipment Mngmt 3
TRF 260 Advanced Turfgrass Mngmt 4
Semester Total 12

Note: See Humanities/Fine Arts Electives and Social/ Behavioral Sciences Electives for a complete listing of eligible courses.


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