Landscape Gardening & Horticulture Science

The Landscape Gardening curriculum emphasizes intensive, practical, hands-on training in applied horticulture to reinforce classroom lecture on theory and technique. Coursework includes plant propagation, greenhouse and nursery plant culture, turf management, plant identification, arboricultural, diseases and pests of plants, and landscape planning, maintenance, and construction. Graduates will be prepared for employment opportunities in applied horticulture related to landscape development and maintenance for residential and commercial operations. Graduates should be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicators Examination and the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination.

Program Details

Landscape Gardening A.A.S. Degree (A15260)

General Education Courses

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3
MAT 110 Math Measurement and Literacy 3
ENG 114 Prof. Research & Reporting 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Social/Behavioral Sci. Elec. 3

Major Courses

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
AGR 139 Intro to Sustainable Ag. 3
HOR 112 Landscape Design I 3
HOR 114 Landscape Construction 3
HOR 118 Equipment Operation & Maintenance 2
HOR 124 Nursery Crops 3
HOR 134 Greenhouse Operations 3
HOR 160 Plant Materials I 3
HOR 161 Plant Materials II 3
HOR 162 Applied Plant Science 3
HOR 164 Hort. Pest Management 3
HOR 166 Soils & Fertilizers 3
HOR 168 Plant Propagation 3
HOR 213 Landscape Design II 3
LSG 121 Fall Gardening Lab 2
LSG 122 Spring Gardening Lab 2
LSG 123 Summer Gardening Lab 2
LSG 232 Garden Management 2
TRF 110 Intro to Turfgrass Cultivation
& Identification
4
WBL 111G Work-based Learning I 1

Total Credits …………………………………………….66

Recommended Course Sequence

Fall
Semester I
Spring
Semester I
Summer
Semester I
Fall
Semester II
Spring
Semester II
ENG 111
HOR 114
HOR 160
HOR 162
LSG 121
AGR 139
HOR 118
HOR 161
HOR 166
MAT 110
LSG 123
TRF 110
WBL 111G
ENG 114
HOR 112
HOR 124
HOR 168
Humanities & Fine Arts Elective
HOR 134
HOR 164
HOR 213
LSG 122
LSG 232
Social Science Elective

Landscape Gardening Certificate (C15260)

The Landscape Gardening Certificate is a condensed program designed to give students the basic skills needed to enter the landscape gardening industry. Ifa student decides to further their education all of these classes count towards the AAS degree.

Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
LSG 121 Fall Gardening Lab 2
TRF 110 Intro. To Turf 4
HOR 160 Plant Materials I 3
HOR 162 Applied Plant Science 3
HOR 164 Horticulture Pest Management 3

Total Credits ……………………………………………..15

Recommended Course Sequence

Fall Semester I Spring Semester I Summer Semester I
HOR 160 HOR 164 TRF 110
HOR 162
LSG 121

 

Retention Pond Management Certificate (C15260R)

The Retention Pond Management Certificate Program provides a heavy concentration of hands-on retention pond management experience using retention ponds at the CFCC North Campus. Students will learn how to select aquatica and wetland plants for use around a retention pond including planting, fertilization and pruning. Students will also learn the basics of aquatic and wetland weed management and pest control and will receive the North Carolina Commercial Aquatic Pest Control license and the Commercial Pesticide Ground Applicators license.

Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
HOR 160 Plant Materials I 3
HOR 162 Applied Plant Science 3
HOR 164 Hort. Pest Management 3
LSG 121 Fall Gardening Lab 2
LSG 122 Spring Gardening Lab 2

Total Credits ……………………………………………..13

Recommended Course Sequence

Fall Semester I Spring Semester I
HOR 160 HOR 164
LSG 121 LSG 122
HOR 162

 

Sustainable Gardening Certificate (C15260S)

This program focuses on agricultural principles and practices that, over the long term, enhance environmental quality, make efficient use of nonrenewable resources, integrate natural biological cycles and controls, and are economically viable and socially responsible

Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
AGR 139 Intro to Sustainable Ag. 3
HOR 134 Greenhouse Operations 3
HOR 162 Applied Plant Science 3
HOR 164 Horticulture Pest Management 3
LSG 121 Fall Gardening Lab 2

Total Credits ……………………………………………..14

Recommended Course Sequence

Fall Semester I Spring Semester I
HOR 134 AGR 139
HOR 162 HOR 164
LSG 121

Landscape Design Certificate (C15260LD)

This program gives students the knowledge required in Plant Materials, Landscape design and Landscape construction to professionally design and install sustainable landscapes suited to the Cape Fear region.

Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
HOR 112 Landscape Design I 3
HOR 114 Landscape Construction 3
HOR 160 Plant Materials I 3
HOR 161 Plant Materials II 3
HOR 162 Applied Plant Science 3
HOR 213 Landscape Design II 3

Total Credits ……………………………………………..18

Recommended Course Sequence

Fall Semester I Spring Semester I
HOR 112 HOR 161
HOR 114 HOR 213
HOR 160
HOR 162

 

Horticulture Production Certificate (C15260HP)

This program teaches the horticultural principles necessary to work in a greenhouse or plant nursery. Students are taught, through lecture and hands on experience, plant propagation, plant science, and operation of a greenhouse and nursery production.

Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
HOR 124 Nursery Crops 3
HOR 134 Greenhouse Operations 3
HOR 162 Applied Plant Science 3
HOR 164 Horticulture Pest Management 3
HOR 168 Plant Propagation 3

Total Credits ……………………………………………..15

Recommended Course Sequence

Fall Semester I Spring Semester I
HOR 124 HOR 134
HOR 162 HOR 164
HOR 168