Associate in Applied Science in Urban Horticulture

Urban Horticulture

Degree Information

Academic Plan Code

3030

Credits

68–70

Urban Horticulture: Track I Residential Landscape Design

The Associate in Applied Science in (AAS) Urban Horticulture prepares students to work as technicians, supervisors, managers, or owners in wholesale or retail nurseries, landscape design and construction operations, or landscape management companies. In addition, the program prepares students for careers with local, state, and federal government agencies involved with the technical phases of the Urban Horticulture industry. The curriculum combines coursework in horticulture with General Education components. Graduates may transfer to a Bachelor of Science degree.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the Required Courses area.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
16
RC AGB139 Agribusiness Computer Operations 3
RC AGL189 Landscape Design I 3
RC AGS183 Urban Plant Identification And Use 3
RC DFT105AA or
CNS130
Computer Aided Drafting I: Autocad or
Computer Aided Design and Drafting
3
NS CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry 3
NS (CHM130LL) (Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory) 1

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
14
RC AGS164 Plant Growth and Development 4
RC AGS260 Origin and Composition of Soils 4
RC ARC265 Sketchup I: Introduction to Sketchup 3
FYC First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area 3

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
9
RC AGS290 or
AGS296WC
Internship or
Cooperative Education
3
FYC First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area 3
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area 3

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15–17
RC AGL181 Landscape Construction Techniques 3
RC AGL282 or
INT200
Landscape Computer Aided Design or
Advanced CAD for Interior Design
3
Critical Rdg CRE101 College Critical Reading 3
Mathematics MAT102 or
MAT120 or
MAT121 or
MAT122
Mathematical Concepts/Applications or
Intermediate Algebra or
Intermediate Algebra or
Intermediate Algebra
3–5
RC SSH111 or
SCT100 or
SUS110
Sustainable Cities or
Introduction to Sustainable Built Environments or
Sustainable World
3

Term 5

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
14
RC AGB130 Establishing And Running An Agribusiness 3
RC AGL190 Landscape Design II 3
RC AGS182AA Gardening Practices And Techniques 2
RC AGS262 Irrigation Design, Installation, Operation, And Trouble Shooting 3
Oral Comm COM110 Interpersonal Communication 3

Note

It is recommended that students take courses in Term 3 during the summer.  

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Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD's program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Urban Horticulture (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/acres.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=23677).