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The Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture Technology prepares students for careers in landscape management, turf management, tree care, nursery and greenhouse operations and related horticultural professions. In addition to a core of horticulture and basic science courses, the major provides three areas of concentration: urban forestry, landscape design and turfgrass management. The program emphasizes practical experience through hands-on training in outdoor labs and site visits to employers. Students complete two paid summer internships in their areas of concentration. Requirements articulate with the Bachelor of Applied Horticulture. This program is available at the Salem Campus.
Grounds maintenance workers held about 1.5 million jobs in 2006.
Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Minimum 72 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA and in major.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
1. Interpret soil test results, analyze and determine ways to amend soils.
2. Demonstrate the knowledge of plant characteristics, culture, use, propagation, identification, and taxonomy.
3. Demonstrate the knowledge of pest characteristics, damage, control strategies, IPM, identification and taxonomy.
4. Demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking, antecedent consequence and hypothetical reasoning.
5. Work and demonstrate successfully their skills in the work place.
6. Develop business, communication, computer, math skills and their application.
7. Develop knowledge of the proper safety procedures used in the workplace.
Study Abroad/Away Opportunities
There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.
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