Horticulture (Degree)

Program Description

The Environmental Horticulture program offers a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a wide range of career opportunities in the green industry including landscape design and installation, grounds management, lawn care, nursery and greenhouse operations, pest management, and irrigation. The curriculum provides dynamic hands-on training which introduces, develops, and reinforces academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The Environmental Horticulture program is an excellent pathway to train for a new career or to enhance knowledge and skills for professional advancement. Horticulture represents a segment of agriculture, Georgia's largest industry.

Program Details

  • Major Code: EH13
  • Award Level: Degree (AAS)
  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 6 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 60

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Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks.

Pruners, personal protection equipment (work boots, safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves) $125

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

*Completion time: 6 terms (*Schedule assumes full-time enrollment beginning fall term including summer term in order to complete within a two-year time period. This schedule also assumes no learning support courses.)

Program Courses Credits
First Term
COLL 1500—College Success and Career Exploration OR

COMP 1000—Introduction to Computers




ENGL 1101—Composition and Rhetoric (Required) 3
HORT 1000—Horticulture Science 3
HORT 1010—Woody Ornamental Plant Identification 3
Second Term
Social/Behavioral Sciences elective—Choose one: (Required) - ECON 1101, PSYC 1101, SOCI 1101, POLS 1101, OR HIST 2111 3


Natural Sciences/Mathematics—Choose one: (Required)

MATH 1103—Quantitative Skills and Reasoning OR

MATH 1101—Mathematical Modeling OR

MATH 1111—College Algebra

HORT 1020—Herbaceous Plant Identification 3
HORT 1080—Pest Management 3
Third Term
HORT XXXX—Horticulture elective 3-4
HORT XXXX—Horticulture elective 3-4
Fourth Term
Humanities/Fine Arts elective—Choose one: (Required) - HUMN 1101, MUSC 1101, ARTS 1101, ENGL 2130, OR THEA 1101 3


General Core elective: (Required) 3
Choose one non-repetitive course from Area I, II, III, or IV (See this page)
HORT XXXX—Horticulture elective 3-4
HORT XXXX—Horticulture elective 3-4
Fifth Term
HORT XXXX—Horticulture elective 3-4
HORT XXXX—Horticulture elective 3-4
HORT XXXX—Horticulture elective 3-4
HORT XXXX—Horticulture elective 3-4
Sixth Term
HORT XXXX—Horticulture elective 3-4
HORT 1150—Environmental Horticulture Internship OR
HORT XXXX—Horticulture elective 3
Horticulture Guided Electives Courses
HORT 1030—Greenhouse Management 4
HORT 1041—Landscape Construction 4
HORT 1050—Nursery Production and Management 4
HORT 1060—Landscape Design 4
HORT 1070—Landscape Installation 4
HORT 1100—Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture 3
HORT 1110—Small Scale Food Production 4
HORT 1120—Landscape Management 4
HORT 1140—Horticulture Business Management 3
HORT 1150—Environmental Horticulture Internship 3
HORT 1160—Landscape Contracting 3
HORT 1250—Plant Production and Propagation 4
HORT 1310—Irrigation and Water Management 4
HORT 1330—Turf grass Management 4
HORT 1410—Soils 3
HORT 1500—Small Gas Engine Repair and Maintenance 4
HORT 1680—Woody Plant Identification II 3
HORT 1720—Introductory Floral Design 4
HORT 1800—Urban Landscape Issues 3
HORT 2500—Specialty Landscape Construction 4
HORT XXXX—Horticulture elective(s) 3
HORT XXXX—Horticulture elective(s) 4
XXXX XXXX—Advisor Approved Elective

(Maximum of one (1) non-HORT course)





Program Advisor

Brian Morris
Griffin Campus