Horticultural Technology: Landscape Construction and Management Concentration A.A.S.

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Horticultural Technology: Landscape Construction and Management Concentration A.A.S.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The Horticultural Technology program is being discontinued and is not accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Currently enrolled students will have access to courses and resources until they graduate in May 2019. 

Program Overview

Beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, the Horticulture Technology: Landscape Construction and Management program will no longer be accepting new students. Current Thompson School students in this program will continue to have access to the same high-quality education and resources until they graduate in 2019.

Landscape construction and management has been projected to be one of the fastest growing service industries of the coming decade.  It is a field that also offers unparalleled aesthetic satisfaction and meaningful reward. To succeed in the landscape industry increasingly requires a degree of technical and scientific expertise, as well as creativity, artistry, and problem-solving skills. Students in the landscape operation concentration gain a solid foundation by completing core requirements in the fundamentals of plant growth and development, soils, plant identification, pruning, and plant health care. They then complete a series of landscape maintenance, construction, and business courses. This combination prepares them to become successful members of the landscape industry. In their classes, students meld theory and practice, and then apply what they learn in weekly lab periods and on-site visits to area operations.

Career Opportunities

Landscape construction specialist, garden center/nursery sales, or maintenance/management for golf courses, schools and parks, private and public grounds.

Contact

Thompson School of Applied Science
34 Sage Way
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-1025

Curriculum & Requirements

Landscape Operations Concentration Program of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
COM 210 Public Speaking 3
HT 407 Plant Structure and Function 4
HT 415 Soils and Land Use (Half-term I) 2
HT 416 Soils and Plant Nutrition ( (Half-term II)) 2
HT 553 "Pond-less" Water Feature Design and Installation 2
HT 555 Landscape Lighting Design and Installation 2
TSAS 405A Computers in the Workplace/Focus on Software Applications 2
TSAS 405B Computers in the Workplace II/Focus on Hardware, Internet, Applications and Security 2
 Credits19
Spring
COM 209 Expository Writing and Reading 4
FORT 578 Forest Insects & Diseases 2
HT 460 Sustainable Plant Management 4
HT 454 Irrigation Design 3
MTH 202 College Algebra 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
FORT 564 Arboriculture 3
HT 559 Plants in the Horticulture Industry: Identification and Culture 4
HT 563 Landscape Construction 4
HT 565 Turf Management 4
HT 597 Horticultural Work Experience 0
SSCI 201
or SSCI 202
Human Relations
or Social Issues
4
 Credits19
Spring
ABM 404A
& ABM 404B
Introduction to Business I
and Introduction to Business II
4
AM #462 Internal Combustion Engines II 4
HT 554 Sustainable Irrigation and Rain Harvesting 3
HT 572 Landscape Design Studio 4
Choose one of the following: 4
ABM 508
Managerial Accounting  
ABM 514
Applied Sales  
ABM 532
Small Business Law  
 Credits19
 Total Credits73

Candidates for a degree must satisfy all of the Thompson School of Applied Science General Education requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of the Horticultural Technology Landscape Construction Management program. Landscape Construction Management students are required to take:

HT 407Plant Structure and Function4
HT 415Soils and Land Use2
HT 416Soils and Plant Nutrition2
HT 454Irrigation Design3
HT 460Sustainable Plant Management4
HT 553"Pond-less" Water Feature Design and Installation2
HT 554Sustainable Irrigation and Rain Harvesting3
HT 555Landscape Lighting Design and Installation2
HT 559Plants in the Horticulture Industry: Identification and Culture4
HT 563Landscape Construction4
HT 565Turf Management4
HT 572Landscape Design Studio4
HT 597Horticultural Work Experience0
AM #462Internal Combustion Engines II4
ABM 404AIntroduction to Business I2
ABM 404BIntroduction to Business II2
FORT 564Arboriculture3
FORT 578Forest Insects & Diseases2
Choose one of the following:
ABM 508
Managerial Accounting
ABM 514
Applied Sales
ABM 532
Small Business Law
TSAS 405AComputers in the Workplace/Focus on Software Applications2
TSAS 405BComputers in the Workplace II/Focus on Hardware, Internet, Applications and Security2
SSCI 403Environmental Issues & Society2
Total Credits57

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