Horticulture and Golf Course Management

Associate of Applied Science Degree

2013-2014 academic year

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in horticulture and golf course management. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 77 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 63 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
HORT 1010 Introduction to Horticulture
An introductory course in horticulture that provides the practical skills and scientific concepts involved in horticulture.
4
BIOS 1010 General Biology
Introduction to the major biological concepts: ecosystem dynamics, cell structure and function, cell division, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and genetics, as well as a variety of laboratory techniques.
4
HORT 1020 Introduction to Turf Management I
Introductory course in the care and culture of turf that provides knowledge on the principles of turf management.
2
AGRI 1030 Introduction to Soil Science
The development, physics, chemistry, biology, and classification of soils with emphasis on the role of soils in the growth of plants.
3
AGRI 1040 Introduction to Soil Science Lab
Lab for AGRI 1030, including soil samples, texture, soil surveys, nutrient deficiency, lime recommendations, cation exchange capacity, texture triangle, and acre furrow slice.
1
HORT 1050 Turf Management II
An advanced turf course with emphasis on scientific principles of turf species adaption in landscape and recreation.
3
BIOS 1050 General Botany
Survey of the plant kingdom with a study of representative plants from each of the major plant groups. Emphasis on local flora and economic botany where possible.
4
HORT 1060 Turf Management II Lab
Lab for HORT 1050. Includes hands-on emphasis on scientific principles of turf species adaption in landscape and recreation.
1
HORT 1070 Plant Propagation
Principles and practices involved with the propagation of herbaceous and woody plants.
2
HORT 1080 Plant Propagation Lab
Lab for HORT 1070. Includes hands-on practice to gain experience on propagating woody plants using various methods.
1
HORT 1090 Integrated Pest Management
Identification of insects, plant pathogens, weeds, and nutritional disorders of horticultural crops. Pesticide selection, handling, and application will be demonstrated.
2
HORT 1130 Management and Operational Development in the Horticulture Industry
Management of a horticulture business to include: budgeting, accounting, marketing, public relations, human resource management, and food and beverage operations.
3
HORT 1140 Golf Playability I
This course is designed for the student to learn and improve the different techniques used in the golf swing and to allow the student to gain a better understanding and enjoyment of the game of golf.
1
HORT 1300 Cooperative Internship I
Work-student program for in-depth instruction on the job. The college gives both related and vocational instruction before and-or during this period, including seminars directly related to the work experience. These experiences are planned and supervised by the college and employers so that each contributes to the student's education and employability.
8
AGRI 2010 Irrigation and Equipment
Introduction to the management of irrigation systems. Includes water requirements, water resources, application methods, types and selection of irrigation equipment, application time and rates, irrigation well principles and operation, water rights and legal aspects, costs and returns.
3
HORT 2010 Plant Materials
Identification of plant materials used in the upper great plains with botanical and common names. Field trips will be included and required.
3
HORT 2020 Nursery and Greenhouse Management
Principles underlying nursery and greenhouse management and production. A portion of the course will deal with the economic aspect of running a business.
4
HORT 2040 Landscape Management and Design
An introductory course covering the basic principles of landscape design. A portion of the class will be devoted to landscape maintenance practices.
3
HORT 2050 Landscape Management and Design Lab
Lab for HORT 2040, including hands-on emphasis on the basic principles of landscape design and landscape maintenance practices.
1
HORT 2060 Golf and Sports Turf Management I
An in-depth study of the specialized techniques in the maintenance practices of golf courses, sports complexes and parks.
3
HORT 2070 Golf and Sports Turf Management I Lab
This lab is designed to give the students hands-on experience in the specialized and complex maintenance practices of golf courses, sports complexes, and parks.
1
HORT 2100 Golf and Sports Turf Management II
Students will learn basic construction, renovation, and restoration techniques for golf courses, sports fields, parks and landscaped areas.
3

Required Core Option Courses

Horticulture and Golf Course Management 3 Credit Hours

Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
HORT 1110 Practical Horticulture I
An applied practicum to train students in the proficient and safe use of equipment and tools and application of horticultural techniques, procedures and skills.
1
HORT 1120 Practical Horticulture II
An applied practicum for further development of horticultural skills, work performance and personal leadership skills based on principles and technique in Practical Horticulture I.
1
HORT 1150 Golf Playability II
This course is designed for the student to fine tune, improve and begin to analyze their golf swing for the improvement and advancement of their individual golf game.
1
HORT 2110 Practical Horticulture III
Applied practicum to enhance all skills acquired during Practical Horticulture I and II. Emphasis placed on interpersonal skills, leadership qualities and supervisory ability.
1
HORT 2120 Golf Playability III
This course is designed for the student to develop skills in instructing other students in all phases of the golf swing, as well as fine tune their own over all golf game.
1
HORT 2130 Golf Playability IV
This course is designed for the student to develop skills in some of the specialty shots required in the game of golf. The student will also attain an understanding of the varied and complex equipment used in golf as well as continue instructing fellow students.
1

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
AGRI 1420 Interpersonal Skills
Designed to help students understand positive interpersonal relationships and their contribution to the process of potentiality development.
3

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1050 Career Composition
Development of both oral and written communicative skills essential to career areas. Includes business letters, job applications, and analyzing and writing of technical reports.
3

Mathematics 3 Credit Hours

must meet math requirement for program of study
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1040 Applied Mathematics I
Begins to develop pre-algebra skills for success in occupations that will later require algebra skills, such as agriculture and fire science. The topics include numeration, measurement, ratio and proportion, percent, signed numbers, and an introduction to algebra.
3

Science or Technology 2-6 Credit Hours

select from list or any other Natural Science course
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
AGRI 1000 Microcomputer Applications
An introductory course covering the Windows environment, file management, word processing software, the Internet and their application to actual agricultural business situations. Students learn how to use common word processing software tools, computer file management, and the world wide web.
2

Social Science 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
AGRI 1410 Introduction to the Economics of Agriculture
Introductory course to help students develop a basic understanding and appreciation for the role of economics in agriculture at the farm, national, and international levels. Students will learn to apply various economic principles and concepts relating to production agriculture, business management, consumer behavior, market price analysis and equilibrium, and policy information.
3

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