2011-2012 Catalog 
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2011-2012 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.

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 degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall.

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.
Tim Hohn thohn@edcc.edu | 425.640.1454
Department contact
Horticulture@edcc.edu | 425.640.1739 | www.edcc.edu/hort
College Resources:  
Edmonds CC website www.edcc.edu
How to enroll www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer center www.edcc.edu/transfer
Advising appointments 425.640.1458
College bookstore www.edcc.edu/bookstore

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

PGM Code – 155V
Effective summer 2011 | Rev: 02/11

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 (76.5-80 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.

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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