2010-2011 Catalog 
    Apr 19, 2018  
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Horticulture - Nursery/Greenhouse Specialization Associate of Technical Arts Degree

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See program requirement sheet. 

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 Nursery/Greenhouse degree prepares students for careers in plant propagation, nursery and greenhouse operation, production, and management.

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 Community College. Students are required to
maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.

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

Communication Skills (5 credits)

Computation/Quantitative Skills (5 credits)

 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)

II. Program Requirements (79-82.5 credits):

III. Recommended Electives (to complete 96 credits):


*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.

***Check with your adviser for alternative courses that meet both the Group Interaction and Cultural Diversity requirements.

Degree Outcomes

Students completing this degree will be able to:

  • 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 the Pacific Northwest and their cultural requirements.
  • Describe and demonstrate basic theories and concepts 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.

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