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College
College of Arts and Sciences
Department
Department of Biological Sciences

256 Cunningham Hall
Tel: 330-672-3613
E-mail: kentbiology@kent.edu
Web: www.kent.edu/cas/biology

Description

The Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture Technology prepares students for careers in landscape management, turf management, tree care, nursery and greenhouse operations and related horticultural professions. In addition to a core of horticulture and basic science courses, the major provides three areas of concentration: urban forestry, landscape design and turfgrass management. The program emphasizes practical experience through hands-on training in outdoor labs and site visits to employers. Students complete two paid summer internships in their areas of concentration. Requirements articulate with the Bachelor of Applied Horticulture. This program is available at the Salem Campus.

Career Opportunities

Grounds maintenance workers held about 1.5 million jobs in 2006.

More than one-third of the workers in grounds maintenance were employed in companies providing landscaping services to buildings and dwellings. Others worked for amusement and recreation facilities, such as golf courses and racetracks; educational institutions, both public, and private; and property management and real-estate development firms. Some were employed by local governments, installing and maintaining landscaping for parks, hospitals, and other public facilities. Almost 24 percent of grounds maintenance workers were self-employed, providing landscape maintenance directly to customers on a contract basis.

About 14 percent of grounds maintenance workers worked part time; about 9 percent were younger than age twenty.

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.
 

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 72 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA and in major.
 

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

1. Interpret soil test results, analyze and determine ways to amend soils.

2. Demonstrate the knowledge of plant characteristics, culture, use, propagation, identification, and taxonomy.

3. Demonstrate the knowledge of pest characteristics, damage, control strategies, IPM, identification and taxonomy.

4. Demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking, antecedent  consequence and hypothetical reasoning.

5. Work and demonstrate successfully their skills in the work place.

6. Develop business, communication, computer, math skills and their application.

7. Develop knowledge of the proper safety procedures used in the workplace. 

 

Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.

Student Organizations

Horticulture Club, Salem Campus
 

Type Legend: KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts; KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core requirements.

I. DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE  (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (27 credits)*  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  BSCI 16001 Horticultural Botany    3
    26002 Ecological Principles of Pest Management 3
    26003 Plant Identification and Selection I 3
    26004 Plant Identification and Selection II 3
  GEOG 16001 Soil and Horticultural Management 3
  HORT 16001 Introduction to Horticulture 1
    26001 Occupational Regulations and Safety 2
    26016 Irrigation Design and Maintenance 3
    26018 Landscape Construction I 3
  Technical elective 3
III. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (32 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
  BMRT 11000 Introduction to Business 3
    21052 Professional Selling Techniques 3
KBS CHEM 10030 Chemistry in Our World    3
KBS   10031 Chemistry in Our World Laboratory 1
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3
  COMT 11000 Introduction to Computer Systems 3
KBS GEOL 21062 Environmental Geology  3
KMC MATH 11009 Modeling Algebra 4
  Kent Core Composition 3
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts 3
  Kent Core Social Sciences 3
IV. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (12 credits) 
  Landscape Design (12)
  Turfgrass Management (12)
  Urban Forestry (12) 
MINIMUM TOTAL 
72


* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

 

 

Landscape Design Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (12 credits)*  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  HORT 26020 Professional Landscape Management 3
    26021 Cooperative Work Experience in Landscape Management** 6
    26046 Landscape Design 3
MINIMUM TOTAL 
12

 

* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

** Course must be taken twice.

 

Turfgrass Management Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (12 credits)*  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  HORT 26030 Turfgrass Management 3
    26031 Cooperative Work Experience in Turfgrass Management** 6
    26032 Golf Course Management 3
MINIMUM TOTAL 
12

* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

** Course must be taken twice.

 

Urban Forestry Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (12 credits)*  Courses count in major GPA 
  HORT 26010 Arboriculture 3
    26011 Cooperative Work Experience in Tree Care** 6
    26012 Urban Forestry 3
MINIMUM TOTAL 
12

 

* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

** Course must be taken twice.