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The following course information is effective for the Summer 2018 term.

HRT 121 Introduction to Horticulture

This course introduces students to basic plant taxonomy, terminology, anatomy, physiology and the functions/responses of plants. Professions working with the culture and use of plants and applications of plant science will be included.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness or concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100 AND a score of 34 or higher on the Math Placement Test or Basic Algebra Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: Yes

Open HRT 121 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HRT
  • Units:
    3.00

HRT 124 Introduction to Soils

This course introduces students to the science and function of native and artificial soils as they relate to plants and the environment. Topics on formation, physical characteristics, nutrient content and availability, water movement, taxonomy and biota interactions are covered.

Corequisite: HRT 121 (C or better) Recommended: CHM 140

Typically Offered: Offered fall and summer only.

Offered Summer 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HRT
  • Units:
    4.00

HRT 125 Tree and Shrub Identification

This course covers the identification of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs by their common and botanic names. Emphasis is placed on trees and shrubs commonly used in the landscape and their key characteristics. Approximately 240 trees will be covered in this course.

Typically Offered: Offered fall only

Offered Summer 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HRT
  • Units:
    3.00

HRT 126 Entomology

This course introduces students to the importance of insects to humans. Topics include insect biology, principles of pest management, natural and applied insect control, and insect pests of vegetables, fruit, and ornamental plants. Laboratory includes observation, identification, and diagnosis of insect plant pests.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Corequisite: HRT 121 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered fall and summer only.

Offered Summer 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HRT
  • Units:
    3.00

HRT 127 Perennials, Annuals and Weeds

This course covers the identification, care, and maintenance of herbaceous plants including perennials, annuals, ornamental grasses, vines, groundcovers and weeds. Approximately 600+ plants will be covered in this course. Students will review materials through photo and herbarium samples.

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Summer 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HRT
  • Units:
    3.00

HRT 129 Plant Pathology

An introductory course in plant pathology covering the biology and management of agents causing disease and growing disorders. Students study these agents and the problems that they cause, along with possible management tools.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Corequisite: HRT 121 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Summer 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HRT
  • Units:
    3.00

HRT 140 Landscape Graphics

This course introduces students to the methods used to visually communicate existing and desired information to create a landscape design. The course also covers the process of gathering information about site constraints and client needs to develop these drawings.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness or concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100 AND a score of 34 or higher on the Math Placement Test or Basic Algebra Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered fall only

Offered Summer 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HRT
  • Units:
    3.00

HRT 150 Landscape Maintenance

This course is designed for students interested in and/or presently working in the field of landscape care and maintenance. Included topics are pruning, fertilizing and planting of trees and shrubs, general turf care, and pest identification and control.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness or concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100 AND a score of 34 or higher on the Math Placement Test or Basic Algebra Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered fall only

Offered Summer 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HRT
  • Units:
    3.00

HRT 165 Small Engine Repair and Maintenance

This course explores the proper use, maintenance, and basic repair of power equipment used in horticulture. Emphasis will be on two- and four-cycle engines used to operate such equipment.

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Summer 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HRT
  • Units:
    3.00

HRT 221 Plant Propagation

This course focuses on the techniques and procedures involved in propagating plants. Sexual and asexual methods are practiced along with environmental conditions needed to promote growth and development. Seed propagating and grafting will be included.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND HRT 121 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Summer 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HRT
  • Units:
    3.00

HRT 222 Greenhouse Crop Production and Management

This course covers the production of greenhouse crops, the cultural practices required for growth and the management of greenhouse production facilities. Seeding, watering, fertilization, containers, growing medias, temperature control, and insect and disease control will be covered. Bedding plants and containerized crops will be grown throughout the semester.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND HRT 121 (C or better) Recommended: BIO 222

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Summer 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HRT
  • Units:
    3.00

HRT 228 Nursery Production

This course addresses the principles and practices of nursery production and management, and how these have changed over recent years to reflect environmental sustainability in the green industry. Course will include production techniques for traditional nursery crops as well as native species, and will include fieldwork at campus growing facilities.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND HRT 121 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered fall only

Offered Summer 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HRT
  • Units:
    3.00

HRT 229 Organic Growing and Sustainable Practices

This course explores the requirements for USDA organic certification, the growth in "organic" strategies for a variety of horticultural production areas, the expansion of small organic growing operations catering to local markets, and how sustainability concerns are changing the green industry.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND HRT 121 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered fall only

Offered Summer 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HRT
  • Units:
    3.00

HRT 240 Landscape Design

This course introduces students to design concepts and practical approaches for residential landscape design. Students take a variety of design projects from concept through final presentation.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND HRT 140 (C or better) Recommended HRT 125 (C or better) OR HRT 127 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Summer 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HRT
  • Units:
    3.00

HRT 245 Computer Landscape Design

This course introduces students to the use of AutoCAD for site planning, and to landscape design module aids for the creation of landscape design plans. Emphasis is placed on practical application of software and hardware to develop working drawings for the landscape industry.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND HRT 140 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Summer 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HRT
  • Units:
    3.00

HRT 260 Landscape Construction

This course explores the practical, hands-on installation of landscape features. Project organization, job set up, and construction methods will be covered. Students will be assigned projects that will include design specifications and cost estimates. How to handle equipment and participation in actual construction tasks are included.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness or concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100 AND a score of 34 or higher on the Math Placement Test or Basic Algebra Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered fall only

Offered Summer 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HRT
  • Units:
    3.00

HRT 280 Horticulture Practicum

This course is a special project arranged by the HRT faculty member and student or work experience, and addresses a specific area of interest to the student. Lecture/lab ratio is variable depending upon the extent of project and time committed.

Prerequisite: Completion of at least 12 credit hours in Horticulture (C or better) and consent of instructor

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: Yes

Open HRT 280 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HRT
  • Units:
    3.00

HRT 282 Seminars in Horticulture

This is a capstone course for horticulture majors. It addresses current environmental trends in the green industry by exploring the qualifications and credentials needed for various career specialties. Guest speakers include a range of representatives from green industry specialties as researched by the students. Additional topics include job readiness, resume preparation and interview skills.

Prerequisite: Completion of at least 12 credit hours in Horticulture (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HRT
  • Units:
    1.00

HRT 285 Sustainable Landscapes

This class will explore greenroof systems, living walls, gray water catchment systems, rain gardens, bioswales, water quality treatment with plants, phytoremediation (plants) and mycoremediation (fungi) techniques for treating contaminated soils, and a number of other approaches to create more sustainable landscapes and green infrastructure. Students will gain an understanding of how these approaches work, what is involved to design and build them, and how to assess construction materials and costs.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND a score of 34 or higher on the Math Placement Test or Basic Algebra Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HRT
  • Units:
    3.00

HRT 286 Natural Areas Management

This course provides an overview of natural areas restoration and management issues for the Midwest region. Major plant communities for this region such as wetland, prairie, savanna and woodland will be addressed in terms of their ecology, key identifying features, management issues and restoration techniques. Field trips will expose students to all phases of restoration work, from initial construction to high-quality natural area. Field trips also will provide an opportunity for hands-on practice of various management techniques like prescribed burning and vegetation monitoring.

Prerequisite: BIO 120 AND BIO 126 or HRT 127 (all C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered fall only

Offered Summer 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HRT
  • Units:
    4.00

HRT 299 Selected Topics in Horticulture

This course is designed to meet the needs of students for specialized instruction in horticulture topics. A maximum of six (6) credit hours of HRT 299 may be used as elective credit toward an A.A.S. degree or certificate in Horticulture; a topic may be taken only once.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: Yes

Open HRT 299 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HRT
  • Units:
    3.00

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