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HRT 100 - Introduction to Horticulture
Introduces commercial horticulture industry with emphasis on career opportunities. Examines equipment, facilities, and physical arrangements of production, wholesale and retail establishments. Surveys individual areas within horticulture industry.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
HRT 106 - Practical Horticulture
Provides practical experience in landscape construction equipment operations and maintenance.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
HRT 110 - Principles of Horticulture
Introduces concepts of plant growth and development. Covers horticultural practices, crops and environmental factors affecting plant growth.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HRT 111 - Landscape Horticulture
Teaches horticulture and landscaping for home planning and planting. Covers plant taxonomy, plant selection, soil testing, fertilizers, and pest control.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
HRT 115 - Plant Propagation
Teaches principles and practices of plant propagation. Examines commercial and home practices. Provides experience in techniques using seed-spores, cuttings, grafting, budding, layering and division.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
HRT 120 - History of Garden Design
Studies the development of gardens as they chronicle the development of civilization. Introduces the periods, in both Europe and North America, beginning with settlement, on through industrial development, land and space utilization to current environmental concerns. Explores physical and cultural influences on garden design and utilization.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HRT 121 - Greenhouse Crop Production I
Covers commercial practices related to production of floriculture crops. Considers production requirements, environmental control and management, and cultural techniques.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
HRT 122 - Greenhouse Crop Production II
Continues commercial practices related to production of floriculture crops. Considers production requirements, environmental control and management, and cultural techniques.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
HRT 125 - Chemicals in Horticulture
Emphasizes basic chemical principles and their application to horticulture. Introduces principles of inorganic and organic chemicals. Studies chemical activities of insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, fertilizers, and growth regulators.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
HRT 126 - Home Landscaping
Studies current approaches to improving home landscapes. Emphasizes planning, proper implementation, and landscape maintenance.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HRT 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HRT 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HRT 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HRT 201 - Landscape Plants I
Studies landscape use of plants. Considers ornamental value, growth habit, identification, and limitations. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits
HRT 202 - Landscape Plants II
Studies landscape use of plants. Considers ornamental value, growth habit, identification, and limitations. Part II of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits
HRT 207 - Plant Pest Management
Teaches principles of plant pest management. Covers morphology and life cycles of insects and other small animal pests and plant pathogens. Lab stresses diagnosis, chemical and non-chemical control of specific pests, and pesticide safety.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
HRT 228 - Turfgrass Management I
Applies scientific principles for the establishment and maintenance of intensely managed turfgrass. Topics covered include cultivar selection, seeding, sprigging and sodding techniques, fertilization, watering, weed identification and control, insect identification and control, fungus identification and control, soil structure, drainage, topdressing, and mowing frequency and height.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
HRT 230 - Site Analysis
Examines basic landscape and site planning techniques, environmental considerations and construction principles.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits
HRT 233 - Landscape Drawing Applications
Applies theories of landscape design and drawing to actual design projects and tasks. Emphasizes drawing techniques and use of advanced media in applications. Includes hard line, free-style, and computer-assisted landscape drawing in simple landscape drawing applications.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
HRT 235 - Landscape Drawing
Teaches students the use of drafting equipment. Emphasizes drawing techniques and use of media. Includes hard line and free-style landscape drawing.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
HRT 246 - Herbaceous Plants
Studies identification, culture and uses of herbaceous plants in landscaping. Includes perennials, biennials, common bulbs and annuals. Teaches scientific and common names of plants.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HRT 247 - Indoor Plants
Studies identification, culture, and uses of indoor plants in interior landscaping. Includes tropical, subtropical and non-hardy temperate plants. Teaches scientific and common names of plants.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HRT 260 - Introduction to Floral Design
Teaches skills required for the composition of basic table arrangements. Includes the history of design styles, identification of flowers and green, identification and use of equipment, and conditioning and handling of flowers.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
HRT 266 - Advanced Floral Design
Teaches skills required for composition of traditional floral designs and contemporary floral designs. Includes use of exotic florals to create arrangement styles such as Japanese, European and Williamsburg.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
HRT 275 - Landscape Construction and Maintenance
Examines practical applications of commercial landscape construction techniques, and materials used. Covers construction, planting, and maintenance.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
HRT 285 - Management of a Horticultural Business
Studies the business and selling practices which relate to wholesale and retail horticultural businesses including garden centers, greenhouses, nurseries, and flower shops. Examines planning and layout, suppliers, merchandising, maintenance, and display of horticultural items.
Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits