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See your Career Program Advisor to help you get in the right classes.

Landscape and Horticulture Technology Associate in Science Degree (and Certificate Programs)

Set Yourself Up for a Great Career

Potential Careers

Been to a theme park lately? If you have, you’ve probably noticed how beautiful the general environment was. This was the work of a landscape and horticulture technician. With tremendous advancements in computer-driven technologies, the approach to designing and planning of land development has changed dramatically. To fully scape and construct attractively designed residential areas, public parks and playgrounds, hotels and resorts, shopping centers, golf courses and parkways involves many specialized skills and techniques. Valencia’s A.S. degree in Landscape and Horticulture Technology takes a well rounded approach offering specializations in both landscape and horticulture. The Landscape Specialization focuses on landscape design, construction, and maintenance and trains students to design, supervise, and manage exterior and interior landscapes. The Horticulture Specialization is designed to prepare students for careers in both greenhouse and nursery operations, which includes instruction in greenhouse culture of foliage or flowers, and woody nursery production.

• Nursery Worker/Manager • Landscape & Groundskeeping Worker/Manager • Supervisor/Manager of Landscaping and Horticulture Services • Production Superintendent

For a Jump Start on Your Career… Take the fast track to reaching your career goals with one of our certificate programs below. These certificate programs are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or to upgrade your skills for job advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less, and all of the courses in the certificate programs can be applied towards the A.S. degree. • Landscape & Horticulture Specialist (12 credits) • Landscape & Horticulture Professional (18 credits) • Landscape & Horticulture Technician (30 credits)

• Supervisor, Park Workers • Landscape Gardener/ Designer/Contractor • Landscape & Horticulture Specialist/Professional/ Technician

Potential Earnings For salary and wage information, visit: http://floridawages.com/

Contacts Prospective Students: Contact Enrollment Services at enrollment@valenciacollege.edu

or call 407-582-1507. Current Students: Mr. Javier Garces Program Chair

West Campus: 407-582-1820 jgarces3@valenciacollege.edu

Ms. Beverly Johnson Career Program Advisor

West Campus: 407-582-1890 bjohnson@valenciacollege.edu

Ms. Fran Frierson Dean

West Campus: 407-582-1407

A.S. to Bachelor’s Degree Career Path… Did you know that all of Valencia’s A.S. degree programs will transfer into the Bachelor’s of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree at UCF’s regional campuses, as well as other universities? For more information about specific locations and requirements, visit: regionalcampuses.ucf.edu/program/applied-science/

Credit for Industry Certification/Licensure If you have earned a state approved industry certification, you may be eligible to receive credits toward your A.S. degree. For a listing of eligible industry certifications and A.S. degree programs, visit: valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/credit_alternative.cfm.

Receive updates about the program and connect with other students at: facebook.com/ValenciaHorticultureandLandscape ©2011 Valencia College ASP080211-02

Internship & Workforce Services If you need assistance with job resources or in locating an internship, please contact one of the individuals below: Vertrilla Hunt, East Campus: 407-582-2726 Carmen Diaz, West Campus: 407-582-1034 Matthew Abalos, Osceola Campus: 407-582-4196 For more information, visit: valenciacollege.edu/internship


Drafting and Landscape and Design Horticulture Technology Technology Landscape and Horticulture Technology with Specializations in: Horticulture Landscape Associate in Science Degree This program is designed to prepare students for careers in the landscape and horticulture industries. Students may choose to specialize in two areas: landscape or horticulture. The Landscape Specialization provides for skills in landscape design, construction, and maintenance, which include instruction in constructing and landscaping parks, airports, communities, resorts, etc. Students are trained to supervise, manage, and design exterior and interior landscapes. The Horticulture Specialization is designed to prepare students for careers in both greenhouse and nursery operations and includes instruction in greenhouse foliage, flower and woody nursery production. Students are specially trained to operate and manage all types of plant productions, programs and facilities. Graduates of specific programs at Orange County Tech Centers may be eligible for the award of credit in specific courses in this program. For information and requirements, visit the Valencia Web site at valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/tech.cfm to view the articulation agreement. Eligible students should contact the related academic department and/or career program advisor at Valencia for the award of credit. Students are strongly encouraged to consult a career program advisor in the department office for assistance in determining the best education plan for their career goals. Although scheduling may not always provide for the following progression of courses, students should use the foundation, intermediate and specialization course sequence as a guide in program planning. All degree-seeking students must satisfy entry testing requirements and satisfactorily complete all Mandatory Courses in reading, student success, mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes in which the student is placed.

Horticulture Specialization Designed for students wishing to specialize in nursery and greenhouse operations. Program Outcomes: • Differentiate the mechanisms involved in plant physiology and growth. • Categorize plants based on growth, morphological, and taxonomic characteristics. • Design a pest management program. • Demonstrate employability skills in the field of horticulture. • Develop solutions for a wide variety of plant health issues. Course

* ORH 2251C * PLS 2220C

+* ENC 1101 BSC 1050 HOS 1010C * * * * *

ORH 1510C ORH 1511C ENY 1002C BOT 2010C CHM 1025C

Title

Freshman Composition I Environmental Science Introduction to Horticulture and Landscape Technology Ornamental Plant Materials I Ornamental Plant Materials II Principles of Entomology Botany Introduction to General Chemistry Total Credits

Title

AOM 2012C

Types and Systems of Agricultural Operations Plant Physiology General Psychology Microsoft Word - Introductory Plant Pathology Soils and Fertilizers See A.S. Gen. Ed. Requirement Total Credits

Course

* ORH 1234C * LDE 1000C * ORH 2840C

3 3

BOT 2501C PSY 1012 OST 1755 * PLP 2001C * SWS 2102C Humanities

Credits

3 4 3 1 4 3 3 21

11 17 64

Program Outcomes: • Differentiate the mechanisms involved in plant physiology and growth. • Categorize plants based on growth, morphological, and taxonomic characteristics. • Design a landscape or interiorscape project. • Demonstrate employability skills in the field of horticulture. • Schedule a landscape or interiorscape maintenance program. Title

Ornamental Plant Maintenance Landscape Design and Implementation Landscape Construction Landscape and Horticulture Technology Degree Electives Total Credits Total Degree Credits

Credits

4 3 4 6 17 64

LANDSCAPE AND HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGY DEGREE ELECTIVES These courses may be used for Landscape and Horticulture Technology Degree Electives credit if not a requirement of the Specialization. Course

CGS 2100 * FRC 2211L * HOS 2932

INTERMEDIATE COURSES Course

3 3

Designed for students wishing to specialize in landscape design, construction, and maintenance.

Credits

3 3 3 3 4 4 26

Credits

Landscape Specialization

FOUNDATION COURSES Course

Title

Nursery Operation and Management Plant Propagation Landscape and Horticulture Technology Degree Electives Total Credits Total Degree Credits

* HOS 2941 * HOS 2942 IPM 1301C IPM 2011C * ORH 1234C * LDE 1000C * ORH 1873C

Title

Credits

Computer Fundamentals and Applications 3 Citrus Culture 3 Selected Topics in Horticulture and Landscape Technology 1-4 Internship Exploration in Landscape/Horticulture 1-4 Internship in Landscape/Horticulture 1-4 Pesticides 3 Diagnostic Techniques for Plant Problems 4 Ornamental Plant Maintenance 4 Landscape Design and Implementation 3 Interiorscaping – Design and Maintenance 3

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus. + This course must be completed with a grade of C or better. * This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.


Drafting and Landscape and Design Horticulture Technology Technology * * * * * * * * *

ORH 2220C ORH 2251C ORH 2260C ORH 2262C ORH 2277 ORH 2281C ORH 2840C PLS 2220C VEC 1201C

Turf Grass Culture Nursery Operation and Management Greenhouse Operations and Management Flori-Crop Production and Use Commercial Foliage Plant Production Introduction to Orchidology Landscape Construction Plant Propagation Introduction to Vegetable Gardening

4 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 3

NOTES: Specialized program courses are offered on the West Campus. General education courses are in bold print in the course listing. Several Florida public universities provide opportunities for A.S. degree graduates to pursue a bachelor’s degree. All of Valencia’s A.S. degrees will transfer into the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree offered at UCF’s regional campuses, as well as other universities. For more information on UCF’s B.A.S. degree, go to regionalcampuses.ucf.edu/program/applied-science. For other transfer options that may be available, go to valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/tech.cfm. Students who want to continue their education should contact their university of choice for acceptance of this degree. For students who are interested in pursuing UCF’s B.A.S. degree, 36 credit hours of general education courses will be required. Students will have to fulfill the state’s foreign language requirement, which is two years of the same high school foreign language or two semesters of the same collegelevel foreign language.

Landscape and Horticulture Specialist This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the landscape and horticulture industries as nursery workers, landscape and horticulture workers and specialists. Areas of study include an understanding of plant physiology, growth, plant classification and plant identification. Program Outcomes: • Differentiate the mechanisms involved in plant physiology and growth. • Categorize plants based on growth, morphological, and taxonomic characteristics. • Design a landscape project. • Install landscape plants. • Demonstrate employability skills in the landscape field. Title

HOS 1010C

Introduction to Horticulture and Landscape Technology Ornamental Plant Materials I Ornamental Plant Materials II Landscape Design and Implementation Total Certificate Credits

* ORH 1510C * ORH 1511C * LDE 1000C

Technical Certificate This program is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the landscape and horticulture industries as landscape gardeners, park workers, gardener specialists and landscape or horticulture professionals. Students focus on the maintenance of landscape plants, including nutrition, fertilization and pest control. Program Outcomes: • Differentiate the mechanisms involved in plant physiology and growth. • Categorize plants based on growth, morphological, and taxonomic characteristics. • Design a landscape project. • Install landscape plants. • Schedule a fertilization program.

* * * *

Course

Title

HOS 1010C

Introduction to Horticulture and Landscape Technology Ornamental Plant Materials I Ornamental Plant Materials II Landscape Design and Implementation Soils and Fertilizers or Types and Systems of Agricultural Operations Landscape and Horticulture Technology Certificate Elective(s) Total Certificate Credits

ORH 1510C ORH 1511C LDE 1000C SWS 2102C AOM 2012C

Credits

3 3 3 3

3 3 18

NOTE: All certificate courses are offered on the West Campus.

Technical Certificate

Course

Landscape and Horticulture Professional

Landscape and Horticulture Technician with Specializations in: Horticulture Landscape Technical Certificate This program is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the landscape and horticulture industries as supervisors of landscaping and horticulture, production and nursery supervisors, and horticulture technicians. Areas of study include managing culture of plant materials and installing and constructing landscape projects. Students should select the Horticulture or Landscape Specialization.

Credits

All certificate courses are offered on the West Campus.

FOUNDATION COURSES 3 3 3 3 12

* * * *

Course

Title

HOS 1010C

Introduction to Horticulture and Landscape Technology Ornamental Plant Materials I Ornamental Plant Materials II Landscape Design and Implementation Soils and Fertilizers or Types and Systems of Agricultural Operations Total Credits

ORH 1510C ORH 1511C LDE 1000C SWS 2102C AOM 2012C

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus. This course must be completed with a grade of C or better. + This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog. *

Credits

3 3 3 3

3 15


Drafting and Landscape and Design Horticulture Technology Technology Horticulture Specialization Program Outcomes: • Differentiate the mechanisms involved in plant physiology and growth. • Categorize plants based on growth, morphological, and taxonomic characteristics. • Design a landscape or interiorscape project. • Install landscape plants. • Manage a plant nursery. Course

* ORH 2251C

Title

Credits

Nursery Operation and Management Landscape and Horticulture Technology Certificate Elective(s) Total Credits Total Certificate Credits

3 12 15 30

Program Outcomes: • Differentiate the mechanisms involved in plant physiology and growth. • Categorize plants based on growth, morphological, and taxonomic characteristics. • Design a landscape or interiorscape project. • Install landscape plants. • Design a pest management program. Course

IPM 2011C * ORH 2840C

Title

Course

Title

AOM 2012C

Types and Systems of Agricultural Operations 3 Botany 4 Plant Physiology 4 Environmental Science 3 Computer Fundamentals and Applications 3 Introduction to General Chemistry 4 Principles of Entomology 3 Citrus Culture 3 Selected Topics in Horticulture and Landscape Technology 1-4 Internship Exploration in Landscape/Horticulture 1-4 Internship in Landscape/Horticulture 1-4 Pesticides 3 Diagnostic Techniques for Plant Problems 4 Ornamental Plant Maintenance 4 Interiorscaping – Design and Maintenance 3 Turf Grass Culture 4 Nursery Operation and Management 3 Greenhouse Operations and Management 3 Flori-Crop Production and Use 3 Commercial Foliage Plant Production 4 Introduction to Orchidology 3 Landscape Construction 4 Microsoft Word – Introductory 1 Plant Pathology 4 Plant Propagation 3 Soils and Fertilizers 3 Introduction to Vegetable Gardening 3

* BOT 2010C BOT 2501C BSC 1050 CGS 2100 * CHM 1025C * ENY 1002C * FRC 2211L * HOS 2932 * HOS 2941

Landscape Specialization

* ORH 1234C * PLP 2001C

LANDSCAPE AND HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE ELECTIVES These courses may be used for Landscape and Horticulture Technology Certificate Electives credit if not being used as a certificate requirement.

Credits

Ornamental Plant Maintenance Plant Pathology or Diagnostic Techniques for Plant Problems Landscape Construction Landscape and Horticulture Technology Certificate Elective(s) Total Credits Total Certificate Credits

4

4 4 3 15 30

* HOS 2942 IPM 1301C IPM 2011C * ORH 1234C * ORH 1873C * * * * * * * * * * *

ORH 2220C ORH 2251C ORH 2260C ORH 2262C ORH 2277 ORH 2281C ORH 2840C OST 1755 PLP 2001C PLS 2220C SWS 2102C VEC 1201C

NOTE All certificate courses are offered on the West Campus.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus. + This course must be completed with a grade of C or better. * This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

Credits

/LandscapingandHortTech  

http://valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/horticulture/documents/LandscapingandHortTech.pdf