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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

Areas of Study | Horticulture/Floriculture - 17 courses
HORT101 Introduction to Horticulture Science (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: An introduction to the principles and practices involved in the development, production, and use of horticultural crops (fruits, vegetables, greenhouse, turf, nursery, floral, and landscape). This class is a Transfer Ag course.
Notes [ T] IAI: AG 905

HORT160 Intro to Floral Design (Spring) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: Instruction in and application of principles and elements in the art of floral design as to form, styles, and composition.
Notes [T, C] IAI: AG 912

HORT161 Floral Design I (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Students will learn the basics of floral design. This includes the identification of plant materials and accessories as they apply to the retail florist industry. Labs will include design practice in arrangements trending in fresh and silk floral arrangements. Application projects of real flower shop work focusing in on design speed and quality as well as marketing strategies and pricing.
Notes [ C]

HORT176 Landscape and Horticulture Therapy Design (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Basic design principles, site analysis, and layout techniques in landscaping.
Notes [ C]

HORT189 Turf and Ground Cover Management (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Care and maintenance of turf grasses and ground covers in landscapes and in food plots. Class also includes instruction in soil preparation, planting, fertilizing and maintenance of common and special turf grasses and ground covers.
Notes [ C]

HORT191 Pest Control Maintenance (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Prevention and control techniques of major weeds, insects, and diseases of ornamental turf.
Notes [ C]

HORT192 Tree and Shrub Maintenance (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Disease and insect control, pruning and tree surgery, and soil and nutrition as applied to ornamental trees and shrubs.
Notes [ C]

HORT202 Internship (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: On-the-job training in an environmental horticulture related field during the spring semester.
Notes [ C]

HORT220 Local Foods (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Students will learn all aspects of growing their own food. Choosing the right variety, raising transplants, direct seeding, weed control, harvest methods and marketing your produce will be covered.
Notes [ C]

HORT250 Internship (Summer) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: On-the-job training in an environmental horticulture related field during the summer semester.
Notes [ C]

HORT265 Sustainable Marketing and Management (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course primarily applies to landowners or agriculture enthusiasts in the start-up or transition phases, interested in exploring new business ideas, management practices and marketing strategies.
Notes [ C]

HORT280 Principles of Irrigation and Water Conservation (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Irrigation principles applied to the design and installation of golf courses and home lawn irrigation systems.
Notes [ C]

HORT282 Outdoor Landscape Construction (Fall) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: Study in preliminary sketching and final layout plans.  Principles of landscape design are applied to selected problems.
Notes [ C]

HORT284 Woody Plant Identification (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Identification and use of ornamental plants in the landscape.
Notes [ C]

HORT287 Floral Design II (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: The art of making floral pieces for weddings and funerals. A special fee will be assessed due to materials consumed.
Notes [ C]

HORT288 Greenhouse Culture (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Principles of Greenhouse operation with emphasis on watering, fertilization, ventilation, heating and humidity. Modern technical applications and cultural requirements used in the production of cut flowers and pot plants, bedding plants under glass.
Notes [ C]

HORT290 Internship (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: On-the-job training at a golf course during the fall semester.
Notes [ C]

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