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Catalog 2013-2014 
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sustainable Horticulture

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Statewide Program

General Education - 22 Credits

General Education Electives:

(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One of the 3-credit General Education courses must be a Diversity course.)

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.
  • Arts and Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.
  • Wellness and Health or Information Technology 3 Credits.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 69*

*If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed transferable college credits at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101  during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 70 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. identify sustainable horticultural practices that can be applied to landscape designs, maintenance, and plant production operations;
  2. identify pests that infest and inhibit healthy growth of turf and ornamental plants and specify appropriate Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods to control such pests;
  3. maintain ornamental plants in the residential/commercial environment using techniques such as pruning, trimming, planting, and transplanting;
  4. identify various trees, shrubs, and perennials used in garden installations, using both the common and botanical names, and the cultural requirements for each plant; and
  5. create a landscape design using the principles of design and a variety of graphic skills.

Program Description:

The green movement towards restoration and preservation of the earth’s resources is contributing to the rapid growth of the sustainable landscape and horticulture industry. Homeowners, designers, and urban planners are all moving rapidly to apply these practices in order to provide functional, aesthetic, and environmentally sound designs to care for our landscapes. For those desiring to enter the industry, CCBC’s comprehensive program addresses the need to understand how to manage land and water resources for sustainable production while obtaining acceptable returns with minimal impact on the earth’s ecosystem. Graduates will gain a thorough knowledge and practical experience in three areas of ornamental horticulture: landscape design, installation, and maintenance; turf and grounds maintenance; and greenhouse production. To prepare students for leadership roles in these growing fields, all three disciplines will incorporate innovative strategies in sustainability principles, practices, and current industry standards.

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