Nursery and Landscape Management provides extensive training in landscape plant culture and use; and also develops skills needed to start and manage a nursery, garden center, arboriculture, or landscape management firm. Nursery specialists produce trees, shrubs, groundcovers, and herbaceous perennials for the landscape industry. Graduates become nursery and landscape managers who oversee and manage general landscape operations; choose the type and quantity of horticultural plants to be grown; select and purchase seed, fertilizers, and pest control chemicals; hire employees, direct and coordinate work activities; manage record-keeping, and implement marketing plans. Supporting courses are taught in plant and soil science, pest management, business management, horticulture and plant materials. An internship is required to ensure graduates have practical experience.

Effective Fall 2013

Freshman
AUCCCredits
AGRI 192 or 292Orientation to Agricultural Systems
Transfer Seminar
 1
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)3C3
BUS 150 or CS 110Business Computing Concepts and Applications
Personal Computing
 3-4
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)3A4
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A4
CHEM 108Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
HORT 100Horticultural Science3A4
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)1B1
Electives 3-4
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
BZ 223Plant Identification 3
HORT 221Landscape Plants 4
HORT 260Plant Propagation 4
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Advanced Writing23
Arts and Humanities3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
BSPM 302Applied and General Entomology 2
BSPM 303BEntomology Laboratory: Horticultural 1
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 4
HORT 310Greenhouse Management4B4
HORT 321Nursery Production and Management4A4
HORT 322Herbaceous Plants 3
HORT 331Landscape Design 2
HORT 341Turfgrass Management 3
HORT 4871Internship 3
Arts and Humanities 3
Electives 1
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
AREC 328Small Agribusiness Management 3
BSPM 308Ecology and Management of Weeds 3
BSPM 361Elements of Plant Pathology 3
BZ 440Plant Physiology 3
HORT 370Landscape Irrigation 1
HORT 464AArboriculture4C3
HORT 465Landscape Estimating 3
SOCR 370Irrigation Principles 2
Electives 9
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120
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For internship requirement, refer to departmental policy.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   1
Orientation to Agricultural Systems    
Transfer Seminar    
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Business Computing Concepts and Applications    
Personal Computing    
HORT 100Horticultural Science  3A4
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)X 1B1
Electives   4
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)  3C3
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)  3A4
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)  3A4
CHEM 108Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)  3A1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)X 1A3
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 223Plant Identification   3
HORT 221Landscape Plants   4
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HORT 260Plant Propagation   4
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science   4
Advanced Writing  23
Historical Perspectives  3D3
 Total Credits   14
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BSPM 302Applied and General Entomology   2
BSPM 303BEntomology Laboratory: Horticultural   1
HORT 310Greenhouse Management  4B4
HORT 322Herbaceous Plants   3
HORT 341Turfgrass Management   3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry   4
HORT 321Nursery Production and Management  4A4
HORT 331Landscape Design   2
HORT 487Internship   3
Elective   1
 Total Credits   14
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
AREC 328Small Agribusiness ManagementX  3
BSPM 308Ecology and Management of WeedsX  3
HORT 464AArboricultureX 4C3
HORT 465Landscape EstimatingX  3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BSPM 361Elements of Plant PathologyX  3
BZ 440Plant PhysiologyX  3
HORT 370Landscape IrrigationX  1
SOCR 370Irrigation PrinciplesX  2
ElectivesX  6
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120