2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 17, 2024  
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Horticulture - Ornamental Horticulture - Nursery/Greenhouse Specialization Associate of Technical Arts Degree


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PGM Code – 155V

Program Description The Nursery/Greenhouse ATA provides students with a solid foundation in ornamental horticulture along with special knowledge and skills in plant production. Completion of the degree prepares students for careers in plant propagation, nursery and greenhouse operation, production, and management.

Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements This ATA degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 96 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds CC. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college level courses.

Previously Earned Credit To transfer horticulture or other college credits, students must request an evaluation of their college transcripts through the Enrollment Services office. This should be done during your first quarter at Edmonds CC. Students wishing to seek a waiver of credit requirements should obtain a Petition of Waiver Form from the Enrollment Services office. Other curriculum modifications based on work or other special experiences should be discussed with your Horticulture adviser.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

Students are advised to

  • Contact Enrollment Services to make an advising appointment and take the ACCUPLACER tests. Placement into BRDGE 093  or higher, as well as MATH 080  or higher is strongly recommended and may be required for some courses;
  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year, or those that may alternate between day and evening offerings from year to year;
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning; and
  • Meet quarterly with an adviser from the horticulture faculty to assure graduation as planned.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

Adviser
The adviser for this program is
Tim Hohn | thohn@edcc.edu | 425.640.1454

Department Contact Information
Horticulture | www.edcc.edu/hort
425.640.1739 | horticulture@edcc.edu

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

General Education/Related Instruction Requirements (13-15 credits)


Communication Skills (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose. 

Quantitative Skills (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline.

Note: BUS 130 is recommended for those going into their own business. Also accepted: higher level math or ACCT 101 .

Human Relations/Group Interaction (3-5 credits)


OUTCOME: Identify and explain how to apply the skills needed to maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings.  

Cultural Diversity Requirement


OUTCOME: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met

Program Requirements (64-65.50 credits)


 OUTCOMES:

  • Describe and demonstrate the safe, efficient, and sustainable use of the nursery and greenhouse tools, equipment, and supplies.
  • Identify common trees, shrubs, and groundcovers for Pacific Northwest landscapes and their cultural requirements.
  • Describe, demonstrate and combine basic theories, concepts, and the terminology of plant science with sustainable nursery and greenhouse practices to produce greenhouse and nursery plants.
  • Describe plant problems, diagnosis, and sustainable management options.
  • Successfully complete a four credit nursery and/or greenhouse internship.
  • Describe and apply basic business principles essential to the nursery industry.
  • Career Management: Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present oneself positively in a job interview.

Course Notes


*Placement into BRDGE 093  or higher is required.

**Placement into MATH 080  or higher is required or completion of MATH 060  Introduction to Algebra or BUS 130 Business Math with a grade of 2.0 or higher. If you are not sure of your math abilities, take the ACCUPLACER test to see where you place. If you need further advice, please see a Horticulture adviser.

Signatures


 


Dean’s Signature and Date Adviser’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2014  |  Rev: 05/14  

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