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

Horticulture, Plant Production Concentration, AAS

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The Horticulture program provides students with technical training in the broad horticultural field through classroom, greenhouse, turf lab, tree nursery and practical on-the-job employment experiences.

Graduates of the program will be capable of filling jobs in fields such as greenhouse operator and management involving greenhouse production, scheduling and marketing; landscaping involving design, planting and maintaining trees, shrubs, turf and foliage plants for the beautification of home, commercial, public and recreational grounds. Other jobs may include turf management involving establishing, managing and maintaining grassed areas for ornamental and/or recreational purposes; nursery operation and management concerned with the production of trees, shrubs and turf for the purpose of transplanting or propagating them. Employment may also be found in garden center merchandising and management, merchandising of flowers and foliage plants and their design. Certificates of specialization are offered in Greenhouse Production, Landscape and Turf Maintenance.

In addition to the required and option courses listed, there are elective courses that may be taken for additional credit. Those courses are AGH 160 - Irrigation Systems  and  AGH 241 - Sports Turf .

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Location: Ankeny

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Students start any semester.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Horticulture AAS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Required Courses

Semester 5

Total Credits Required to Complete the Plant Production Concentration - 76

Recommended Courses:

In addition to the courses required for this degree, students may take the following courses to enhance their background or for personal enrichment:

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