Department of Horticulture
Department Chair: Ben Romney
Department Secretary: Janet Ruud (208) 496-2018
Department Faculty: Byron JohnReese NelsonBen RomneyJerry Toll

 

The Department of Horticulture prepares students for expanding career opportunities with nurseries, garden centers, florist shops, floral wholesalers, plant and flower brokers, landscape contractors, lawn service companies, interiorscape companies, greenhouses, golf courses, parks and horticulture supply companies. Demand for graduates is strong and most students can choose from several job offers.

Students who continue on for Bachelor's and more advanced degrees find opportunities in horticulture teaching, research, extension education, corporations, and government service.

The ulimate goal of students entering Horticulture Management programs should be management and/or business ownership.

The Department is a recognized leader in horticulture education having an excellent faculty and facilities, including five greenhouses, laboratories, arboretum, and demonstration gardens. Courses which develop skills in home gardening and landscape beautification are available to the general student body.
 
Program Description


 
B.S.  in Horticulture (695)   
This program carries the student beyond the two year curriculum into advanced study and preparation for private and corporate horticulture industries. Three areas of major emphasis are offered, including:
Design Build (695-14)
Production (695-15)
Floral Design (695-16)
Landscape Management (695-34)
 
Minor or 2 Clusters Required

General Education Requirements

As you fill the General Education and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the General Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
 
Requirement 1:

Take these Courses    
AGRON 220, 220L

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Take these Courses    
ECON 111
HORT 230
IS 140
 
AND
Take 1 Course    
ENG 311, 315, 316
 
AND
Take 1 Course    
AGRON 122
BIO 208

 
Major Requirements
    Take the following courses as indicated. The area of emphasis is determined by your choice of 18 credits in addition to the major core (including the 13 elective credits)
Major Core
Take all of these Courses    
HORT 201, 297, 298A, 298B, 299 (Must be taken 5 times), 320, 335, 412, 412L
 
AND
Hort 095 must be taken each semester for fee assessment.
Take this Course    
HORT 095

Emphasis in Design Build  (14)   
Take these Courses    
AGSYS 240
HORT 252, 321, 321L, 322, 322L, 329, 351, 430, 440, 453
 
AND
Take 5 Credits    
AGSYS 220
HORT 290, 319, 324, 325, 325L, 334, 336, 337, 338, 338A, 338B, 338C, 339, 410, 420, 436, 437, 460, 461, 470

Emphasis in Production  (15)   
Take these Courses    
HORT 321, 321L, 322, 322L, 324, 325, 325L, 334, 420, 460, 461, 470
 
AND
Take 7 Credits    
AGSYS 220, 240
HORT 252, 290, 319, 329, 336, 337, 338, 338A, 338B, 338C, 339, 351, 410, 430, 436, 437, 440, 453

Emphasis in Floral Design  (16)   
Take these Courses    
HORT 290, 324, 325, 325L, 336, 337, 338, 338A, 338B, 338C, 339, 435, 436, 437
 
AND
Take 3 Credits    
AGSYS 220, 240
HORT 252, 319, 321, 321L, 322, 322L, 329, 334, 351, 410, 420, 430, 440, 453, 460, 461, 470

Emphasis in Landscape Management  (34)   
Take these Courses    
AGSYS 220
HORT 252, 319, 321, 321L, 322, 322L, 324, 329, 351, 410
 
AND
Take 5 Credits    
AGSYS 240
HORT 290, 325, 325L, 334, 336, 337, 338, 338A, 338B, 338C, 339, 420, 430, 436, 437, 440, 453, 460, 461, 470


 
A.A.S.  in Floral Design Management (353)   

Basic Education Requirements

As you fill the Basic Education Requirements and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the Basic Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
 
Take these Courses    
B 370
IS 140
 
AND
Take 1 Course    
MATH 108, 110, 112, 221
 
Major Requirements
   
Requirement 1:

No double counting majors courses.
Take these Courses    
ACCTG 180
HORT 297, 298A, 298B, 320, 324, 325, 325L, 335, 336, 337, 338, 338A, 338B, 435
 
AND
Take 1 Course    
ART 101
HFED 140
HORT 230
 
AND
Take 13 Credits    
AGBUS 232
AGRON 220, 220L
ART 101, 102, 103, 110, 115, 160, 220, 280
AUTO 100
B 247, 275
CA 131, 132
HFED 110, 140
HORT 201, 230, 290, 297, 334, 412, 412L
ID 102, 404
SIGN 101
SPAN 101

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Take this Course    
HORT 299 (Must be taken 4 times)
 
AND
Take this course each semester for fee assessment.
Take this Course    
HORT 095


 
A.A.S.  in Horticulture Management (354)   

Basic Education Requirements

As you fill the Basic Education Requirements and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the Basic Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
 
Take these Courses    
B 370
IS 140
 
AND
Take 1 Course    
MATH 108, 110, 112, 221
 
Major Requirements
   
Requirement 1:

Take these Courses    
ACCTG 180
AGRON 220, 220L
HORT 230, 298A, 298B, 321, 321L, 322, 322L, 324, 351, 412, 412L
 
AND
Take 1 Course    
AGRON 122
BIO 208
 
AND
Take this Course    
HORT 299 (Must be taken 4 times)

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Take 17 Credits    
AGBUS 232
AGSYS 220, 240
B 247
HORT 201, 252, 290, 297, 319, 320, 325, 325L, 329, 334, 335, 351, 430
 
AND
Take this course each semester for fee assessment.
Take this Course    
HORT 095
 
Course Descriptions

HORT 201 Plant Culture (3:2:2)
Planting and establishment of horticultural plants in the landscape including lawns, trees, shrubs, vegetables, fruits and flowers.
 
HORT 230 Introduction to Architecture/Landscape Design (3:3:1)
Fulfills GE Arts requirement.
Fee:  $10.00
Prerequisite: Fifteen hours per week for five weeks
A general exposure course designed to enhance the sutdent's understanding of the outdoor environment and how they can contribute to the quality of that environment through design and planning. Also a study of the history of landscape architecture and its effect on man.
 
HORT 252  (4:0:6)
Prerequisite: Hort 130, LHM major or consent of instructor.
A practical course of layout and construction techniques for landscape projects. Considered are masonry, wood structures, irrigation installations and plant installations.
 
HORT 290 Special Problems (1-3:0:0)
The student may pursue a subject of interest through independent study under personal direction of a faculty specialist.
 
HORT 298A Occupational Internship Preparation (0.5:0:0)
Prerequisite: Horticulture major or consent of instructor.
Class preparation for Horticulture 298B internship.
 
HORT 298B Occupational Internship (1-5:0:0)
Prerequisite: Hort 298A
Work experience in the florist, landscape or nursery industry. Two weeks work experience is required for each hour of credit. Repeatable to a maximum of eight credit hours. A comprehensive experience under supervision of the employer and faculty specialist. A florist, nursery or landscape operation is selected whose practices conform closely to the needs and training objectives of the student.
 
HORT 299 Seminar (0.5:0:0)
Guest lectures from industry leaders.
 
HORT 319 Landscape Management (3:2:3)
Prerequisite: Agron 122 or Biology 208 or permission of instructor
Maintenance of trees, shrubs and turf in landscape, park, golf and athletic areas.
 
HORT 320 Plant Propagation (3:2:0)
Principles and practices used in commercial propagation of plants with emphasis on landscape nursery stock. Includes tissue culture, seed germination, grafting, layering, budding, cuttings and other specialized techniques.
 
HORT 320L Plant Propagation (0:0:3)
Concurrent registration with Hort 320.
 
HORT 321 Landcape Plant Materials I (2:1:0)
Identification, landscape value and cultural requirements of deciduous trees, shrubs, and ground covers.
 
HORT 321L Landcape Plant Materials I (0:0:2)
Concurrent registration with Hort 321.
 
HORT 322 Landscape Plant Materials II (2:1:0)
Identification, landscape value, and speical cultural requirements of evergreen trees, shrubs and ground covers.
 
HORT 322L Landcape Plant Materials II (0:0:2)
Concurrent registration with Hort 322.
 
HORT 324 Flower identification (2:0:3)
Identification, landscape value, and special cultural requirements of annual and perennial flowers.
 
HORT 325 Interiorscaping (2:1:0)
Identification of indoor plants and their culture. Principles of design as applied to the placement and use of plants interiorscapes.
 
HORT 325L Interiorscaping Lab (0:0:2)
Concurrent registration with Hort 325.
 
HORT 334 Greenhouse Operations (3:2:3)
Prerequisite: Hort 320 or consent of instructor
Greenhouse construction, environmental control, pest control and plant culture including production of greenhouse floral crops.
 
HORT 335 Flower Arranging (3:3:1)
Fee:  $45.00
A beginning level course in floral design including: instruction in care and handling of flowers, historical and current application of principles and elements of design, identification and use of floral equipment and materials, and bouquet and corsage preparation.
 
HORT 338 Wedding Flowers (1-2:1:0)
Prerequisite: Hort 335, FDM major or consent of instructor
Theories, methods and materials involved in wedding and special occasion arrangements in preparation for the Spring Flower and Bridal Open House. Repeatable to a maximum of six credit hours
 
HORT 338A Wedding Flowers Lab A (0:0:2)
Prerequisite: Hort 335, FDM major, or consent of unit.
This is the section for first year students in wedding flowers. Concurrent registration with Hort 338.
 
HORT 338B Wedding Flowers Lab B (0:0:2)
Prerequisite: Hort 335, FDM major or consent of instructor.
This section is for second year participants in wedding flowers. Concurrent registration with Hort 338.
 
HORT 338C Wedding Flowers Lab C (0:0:2)
Prerequisite: Hort 335, FDM major or consent of instructor.
This section is for third and fourth year participants. Concurrent registration with Hort 338.
 
HORT 339 Floral Portfolio (1:1:1)
Fee:  $20.00
Prerequisite: Hort 335, 435, 388, FDM or consent of instructor.
This class will assist advanced floral students in developing a professional portfolio of their work experience and design skills. Portfolio formats and materials will be studied. Students will have opportunity to prepare and display their work portfolio, preparing them for employment and leadership opportunities in the floral industries.
 
HORT 351 Landscape Contracting (2:1:2)
Estimating, bidding, and contracting procedures for landscape construction, and maintenance projects.
 
HORT 410 Turfgrass Management and Arboriculture (3:2:2)
Prerequisite: Horticulture 319
Establishment, culture, and maintenance of turfgrass and trees in the landscape.
 
HORT 412 Landscape Pest Control (3:2:3)
Prerequisite: Horticulture majors or consent of instructor
Identification and control of insects, weeds and diseases of ornamental plants. The use, limitation and methods of applying pesticides including laws concerning their use.
 
HORT 412L Landscape Pest Control (0:0:3)
Prerequisite: Horticulture majors or consent of instructor
Concurrent registration with Hort 412.
 
HORT 420 Advanced Propagation (3:2:3)
Prerequisite: Hort 320, Bio 208
An advanced study of the principles, techniques, and applications of plant propagation with emphasis on tissue culture and micropropagation.
 
HORT 430 Advanced Landscape Design (3:2:2)
Prerequisite: Hort 230, Hort 321 or 322
Artistic and functional design of landscapes. Emphasis on land form, space modulation, plant form, and presentation techniques.
 
HORT 435 Advanced Floral Design (3:2:2)
Prerequisite: Hort 335, 298B or consent of instructor. Students may be required to purchase additional design materials
Professional floral design with emphasis on retail flower shop operation, products, and materials. Particular attention is given to developing speed, proficiency, and quality after students have completed a floral internship experience.
 
HORT 436 Competition Design and Commentation (1:1:1)
Fee:  $20.00
Prerequisite: Hort 335, 336, 338, 337, 435, FDM major or consent of instructor.
This course is designed to develop the student's ability to develop freestyle and structured designs from various materials for competitive designing and presentation. Flower judging, product familiarity and evaluation, advanced floral structures and skills will be emphasized.
 
HORT 437 Interpretive Design (1:1:1)
Fee:  $20.00
Prerequisite: Hort 335, 338, 435, 436, FDM major or consent of instructor
This course is a final evaluation of the student's ability to assess proper design interpretations, artistic dimensions of the student's preparation and training, fluency with the language of flowers, and product knowledge
 
HORT 460 Cut Flower Crops (2:1:2)
Prerequisite: Hort 320, Hort 297, BIO 208 or consent of instructor.
Commercial production, harvesting, marketing and scheduling of cut flower and crops.
 
HORT 461 Potted Plant Crops (2:1:2)
Prerequisite: Hort 297, Hort 320, BIO 208 or consent of instructor.
Commercial production, harvesting, marketing, and scheduling of bedding plants and potted commercial crops