EH12 Horticulture, Diploma

Offered at the Griffin Campus

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 4 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 44

Program Description

The Environmental Horticulture diploma program offers a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a wide range of career opportunities in the green industry including landscape design and installation, floral design, grounds management, lawn care, nursery and greenhouse operations, pest management, and irrigation. The curriculum provides dynamic hands-on training which introduces, develops, and reinforces academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The Environmental Horticulture program is an excellent pathway to train for a new career or to enhance knowledge and skills for professional advancement. Horticulture represents a segment of agriculture, Georgia’s largest industry.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks

Pruners, personal protection equipment (work boots, safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves)    $125

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term due to seasonal requirements for certain courses. See the program advisor for any questions.

*Completion time: four terms (*Schedule assumes full-time enrollment beginning fall term including summer term in order to complete within a two-year time period. This schedule also assumes no learning support courses.)

Contact Us

Sandra Patterson

Email: sandra.patterson@sctech.edu

Phone: (706) 646-6235

 

Program Courses

First Term

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

HORT 1000Horticulture Science

3

HORT 1010Woody Ornamental Plant Identification

3

Choose one of the following: (Required)

COLL 1500Student Success

3

OR

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Second Term

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

HORT 1020Herbaceous Plant Identification

3

HORT 1080Pest Management

3

HORT XXXX

Third Term

HORT XXXX

HORT XXXX

Choose one of the following: (Required)

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

2

OR

PSYC 1010Basic Psychology

3

OR

PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology

3

Fourth Term

HORT XXXX

HORT XXXX

HORT XXXX

HORT XXXX

Must complete minimum of 21 elective credit hours

Horticulture Guided Electives Courses

HORT 1030Greenhouse Management

4

HORT 1041Landscape Construction

4

HORT 1050Nursery Production and Management

4

HORT 1060Landscape Design

4

HORT 1070Landscape Installation

4

HORT 1100Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture

3

HORT 1110Small Scale Food Production

4

HORT 1120Landscape Management

4

HORT 1140Horticulture Business Management

3

HORT 1150Environmental Horticulture Internship

3

HORT 1160Landscape Contracting

3

HORT 1250Plant Production and Propagation

4

HORT 1310Irrigation and Water Management

4

HORT 1330Turfgrass Management

4

HORT 1410Soils

3

HORT 1500Small Gas Engine Repair and Maintenance

4

HORT 1680Woody Plant Identification II

3

HORT 1720Introductory Floral Design

4

HORT 1800Urban Landscape Issues

3

HORT 2500Specialty Landscape Construction

4

HORT XXXX

HORT XXXX

XXXX XXXX

(Maximum of one (1) non-HORT course)