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					                                               Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources

Horticulture Technology (01.0601)                                  Horticulture
Veterinary Paramedic (51.0808)
(See Academic Degrees and Certificates 46-60)
                                                                   aas

A Career Cluster is a grouping of occupations and broad            FIRST YEAR
industries based on commonalities. The Agriculture,                First Semester                                                                         Credits
Food, and Natural Resources career cluster is concerned
                                                                   ENGL      1301     Composition I ................................................................... 3
with providing knowledge and skills related to production,
                                                                   HALT      1301     Principles of Horticulture .................................................. 3
processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and
                                                                   HALT      1211     Shrubs, Vines, and Groundcovers ................................... 2
development of agricultural commodities and resources              HALT      1309     Interior Plants ................................................................... 3
including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources,           FMKT      1301     Floral Design .................................................................... 3
horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources.       AGRI      1309     Computers in Agriculture OR
This would include careers related to Agriculture, Horticulture,   XXXX      #3##     Computer Applications Elective* ..................................... 3
Food Technology, Wildlife, Animal Science, Entomology,                                                              Semester Total                                     17
Landscape, Forestry and Natural Resources.                         Second Semester                                                                        Credits
Every HCCD Career and Technology Education program                 ENGL 2311 Technical and Industrial Correspondence and
contains a “capstone,” an experience for the student to “put                 Report Writing .................................................................. 3
it all together.” The capstone might consist of an external        HALT 1307 Plant Diseases ................................................................. 3
learning experience (e.g., co-op, clinical, etc.), a course        HALT 1333 Landscape Irrigation ........................................................ 3
especially designed to help students synthesize knowledge          HALT 2314 Plant Propagation ............................................................ 3
                                                                   HALT 2318 Soil Fertility and Fertilizers ............................................... 3
and skills, or other licensure as appropriate.
                                                                                                         Semester Total                                     15
Horticulture                                                       Third Semester                                                                         Credits

Horticulture is the art and science of cultivating plants. In      XXXX #3## Social Science General Education Elective ..................... 3
                                                                   CHEM 1305 Introductory Chemistry I OR
the past, this referred to agriculture and simple gardening.
                                                                   CHEM 1405 Intro to Chemistry for Non-Science Majors ...................... 3
New practices and tools have broadened the scope to
                                                                                                     Semester Total                          6
include “ornamental landscape horticulture” or “production
horticulture.” The Horticulture Program offers the basic           SECOND YEAR
knowledge and techniques necessary for entering jobs               First Semester                                                                         Credits
and careers in horticulture. The degree may be used                HALT      1322     Landscape Design .......................................................... 3
in preparation for a baccalaureate degree. Students                HALT      2308     Greenhouse Management ............................................... 3
considering continuing their studies in Horticulture at a          HALT      1319     Landscape Construction. ................................................. 3
four-year college are responsible for reviewing that college’s     HALT      2312     Turfgrass Maintenance Management .............................. 3
baccalaureate degree requirements and for consulting with          HALT      2320     Nursery Production and Management ............................. 3
an HCC counselor in planning their degree program.                                                          Semester Total                                     15
The capstone for the Landscape Horticulture Certificate and        Second Semester                                                                        Credits
the Nursery and Floral Production Certificate is HALT 1382,        BMGT      1301     Supervision ...................................................................... 3
Cooperative Education. The capstone for the AAS Horticulture
is HALT 1382, Cooperative Education. The capstone for the
                                                                   HALT      1351     Landscape Business Operations ..................................... 3
Golf Course Technician Certificate is HALT 1382, Cooperative       HALT      1382     Cooperative Education..................................................... 3
Education. The capstone for the AAS Golf Course Operations/        HALT      2331     Advanced Landscape Design .......................................... 3
Grounds Management is HALT 1398, Special Topics in Horticulture    HALT      2307     Horticulture Food Crops ................................................... 3
Services Operations and Management.                                XXXX      #3##     Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ......................... 3
For more information on a class or the program, contact Valorie                                                    Semester Total                                     18
Gehman at 713-718-5853, or valorie.gehman@hccs.edu.
                                                                                                                       Program Total                                  71

                                                                   *The Computer Applications Elective may be chosen from the
                                                                   following courses: ITSC 1309, Integrated Software Applications
                                                                   I; POFI 1301, Computer Applications I; or BCIS 1405, Business
                                                                   Computer Application.



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     Landscape Horticulture                                                                                Second Semester                                                                     Credits
                                                                                                           HALT     1370     Golf Course Irrigation ....................................................... 3
     The Landscape Horticulture Certificate provides the student                                           MATH     1332     Mathematics for Liberal Arts ............................................ 3
     with fundamental instruction in horticultural science and                                             XXXX     #3##     Humanities/Fine Arts Elective .......................................... 3
     applicable workforce skills with an emphasis on landscaping                                           HALT     2318     Soil Fertility and Fertilizers ............................................... 3
     techniques.                                                                                           HALT     1372     Golf Course Grounds Equipment and Shop Operations .. 3
                                                                                                           HALT     1382     Cooperative Education-Turf and
     certificate                                                                                                             Turfgrass Management .................................................... 3
                                                                                                                                                       Semester Total                                    18
     First Semester                                                                    Credits             SECOND YEAR
     HALT   1301   Principles of Horticulture .................................................. 3         First Semester                                                                      Credits
     HALT   1211   Shrubs, Vines, and Groundcovers ................................... 2
     AGRI   1309   Computers in Agriculture OR                                                             XXXX     #3##     Social/Behavioral Science Elective .................................. 3
     XXXX   #3##   Computer Applications Elective* ...................................... 3                HALT     1373     Golf Course Design and Construction ............................. 3
     CHEM   1305   Introductory Chemistry I OR                                                             HALT     1345     Golf/Sports Field/Park Management ................................ 3
     CHEM   1405   Introductory Chemistry for Non-Science Majors .............. 3                          HALT     1374     Golf Course Trees and Shrubs ........................................ 3
     HALT   2318   Soil Fertility and Fertilizers ............................................... 3                                                 Semester Total                              12
                                             Semester Total                                    14          Second Semester                                                                     Credits
     Second Semester                                                                   Credits             BIOL     1411     General Botany OR
     HALT   1307   Plant Diseases ................................................................. 3      CHEM     1405     Introductory Chemistry I ................................................... 4
     HALT   2314   Plant Propagation ............................................................ 3        XXXX     #3##     Humanities/Fine Arts Elective .......................................... 3
     HALT   1309   Interior Plants ................................................................... 3   HALT     1320     Horticultural Calculations ................................................. 3
     BMGT   1301   Supervision ...................................................................... 3    HALT     2323     Horticultural Pest Control ................................................. 3
                                                 Semester Total                                     12                                               Semester Total                                    13
     Third Semester                                                                    Credits             Third Semester                                                                      Credits
     HALT   1382   Cooperative Education..................................................... 3            SPAN 1300 Beginning Spanish Conversation I ................................... 3
     HALT   1319   Landscape Construction .................................................. 3             HALT 1398 Special Topics in Horticulture Services Operations and
     HALT   1322   Landscape Design ........................................................... 3                    Management, Other ......................................................... 3
     HALT   1333   Landscape Irrigation ........................................................ 3                                          Semester Total                                      6
                                           Semester Total                                     12                                                             Program Total                                 65
                                                    Program Total                                  38      *The Computer Applications Elective may be chosen from the following
                                                                                                           courses: ITSC 1309, Integrated Software Applications I; POFI 1301,
     *The Computer Applications Elective may be chosen from the following
                                                                                                           ComputerApplications I; or BCIS 1405, Business ComputerApplication
     courses: ITSC 1309, Integrated Software Applications I; POFI 1301,
                                                                                                           .
     ComputerApplications I; or BCIS 1405, Business ComputerApplication
     .                                                                                                     Golf Course Technician Certificate
     Golf Course Operations/Grounds                                                                        The Golf Course Technician Certificate program focuses
     Management                                                                                            on the daily care, maintenance, and management of a
                                                                                                           golf course including basic landscape irrigation and pest
                                                                                                           control.
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     FIRST YEAR                                                                                            certificate
     First Semester                                                                    Credits             First Semester                                                                      Credits
     HALT   1301   Principles of Horticulture .................................................. 3         HALT     1301     Principles of Horticulture .................................................. 3
     XXXX   #3##   Computer Applications Elective* ...................................... 3                XXXX     #3##     Computer Applications Elective* ...................................... 3
     ENGL   1301   Composition I ................................................................... 3     HALT     1396     Special Topics in Nursery Operations and Management . 3
     HALT   1396   Speical Topics in Nursery Operations and Management . 3                                 HALT     1170     First Aid/CPR ................................................................... 1
     HALT   1170   First Aid/CPR ................................................................... 1     HALT     1327     Horticultural Equipment Management.............................. 3
     HALT   1324   Turfgrass Science and Management ............................... 3                      HALT     1324     Turfgrass Science and Management ............................... 3
                                               Semester Total                                     16                                                     Semester Total                                     16



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Second Semester                                                                   Credits            certificate
HALT     1370     Golf Course Irrigation ....................................................... 3
MATH     1332     Mathematics for Liberal Arts ............................................ 3        First Semester                                                                   Credits
XXXX     #3##     Humanities/Fine Arts Elective .......................................... 3         HALT   1301   Principles of Horticulture .................................................. 3
HALT     2318     Soil Fertility and Fertilizers ............................................... 3   HALT   1211   Shrubs, Vines, and Groundcovers ................................... 2
HALT     1372     Golf Course Grounds Equipment and Shop Operations .. 3                             AGRI   1309   Computers in Agriculture OR
                                            Semester Total                                    15     XXXX   #3##   Computer Applications Elective* ...................................... 3
Third Semester                                                                    Credits            HALT   1320   Horticulture Calculations .................................................. 3
                                                                                                     HALT   2318   Soil Fertility and Fertilizers ............................................... 3
HALT 1382 Cooperative Education-Turf and Turfgrass
          Management ................................................................... 3                                                   Semester Total                                    14
                                   Semester Total                                       3            Second Semester                                                                  Credits
                                                 Program Total                               34      HALT   1307   Plant Diseases ................................................................. 3
*The Computer Applications Elective may be chosen from the                                           HALT   2314   Plant Propagation ............................................................ 3
following courses: ITSC 1309, Integrated Software Applications                                       BMGT   1301   Supervision ...................................................................... 3
I; POFI 1301, Computer Applications I; or BCIS 1405, Business                                        FMKT   1301   Floral Design .................................................................... 3
Computer Application.                                                                                                                           Semester Total                                     12
                                                                                                     Third Semester                                                                   Credits
Golf Course Landscape Equipment                                                                      HALT   2308   Greenhouse Management ............................................... 3
Technician                                                                                           HALT   2320   Nursery Production and Management ............................. 3
                                                                                                     XXXX   #3##   Department Approved Elective**...................................... 3
The Golf Course Landscape Equipment Technician                                                       HALT   1382   Cooperative Education..................................................... 3
Marketable Skills Achievement Award provides the student                                                                                Semester Total                                     12
with fundamental instruction in golf course maintenance                                                                                            Program Total                                  38
with emphasis on equipment utilization and maintenance.                                              *The Computer Applications Elective may be chosen from the
                                                                                                     following courses: ITSC 1309, Integrated Software Applications
msa                                                                                                  I; POFI 1301, Computer Applications I; or BCIS 1405, Business
                                                                                                     Computer Application.
(Marketable Skills Achievement Award)                                                                **Department Approved electives may be chosen from HALT, AGRI,
                                                                                                     FORE or FMKT courses.
First Semester                                                                    Credits
HALT     2312     Turfgrass Maintenance .................................................... 3
HALT     1333     Landscape Irrigation ........................................................ 3
AGRI     2301     Agricultural Power Units................................................... 3
HALT     1327     Horticultural Equipment Management.............................. 3
                                          Semester Total                                     12
                                                 Program Total                               12


Nursery and Floral Production
The Nursery and Floral Production certificate enables
students to gain an understanding of the latest technology,
materials, and methods required in the growing,
maintenance, distribution, and sale of nursery and floral
plant material. The curriculum prepares students for work
as wholesale growers of nursery stock, including woody
ornamentals and foliage, bedding plants, potted flowering
plants, cut flowers, and fruits and vegetables.




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     Gulf Coast Gardener                                                                                     Veterinary Paramedic
     The Gulf Coast Gardener Marketable Skills Achievement
     Award allows the student to choose a path of study from                                                 certificate
     three areas: nursery, floral, or interiorscaping. It provides
     the student with a general knowledge of horticulture                                                    First Semester                                                                    Credits
     and horticultural practices related to nursery and floral                                               VTHT   1413   Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology ................................ 4
     production and landscaping.                                                                             VTHT   2201   Canine and Feline Clinical Management ......................... 2
                                                                                                             VTHT   1233   Small Zoo and Wild Mammals ......................................... 2
     msa                                                                                                     VTHT   2323   Veterinary Clinical Pathology I ......................................... 3
                                                                                                             VTHT   1371   Shelter Management........................................................ 3
     (Marketable Skills Achievement Award)                                                                                                        Semester Total                                   14
     First Semester                                                                     Credits              Second Semester                                                                   Credits
     HALT   #3##   Elective* ........................................................................... 3   VTHT   2331   Veterinary Clinical Pathology II ........................................ 3
     HALT   1301   Principles of Horticulture .................................................. 3           VTHT   1266   Practicum ......................................................................... 2
     HALT   1211   Shrubs, Vines, and Groundcovers ................................... 2                     VTHT   1341   Anesthesia and Surgical Assistance ................................ 3
     HALT   1307   Plant Diseases ................................................................. 3        VTHT   1229   Large Zoo and Wild Mammals ......................................... 2
     HALT   #3##   Elective* ........................................................................... 3   VTHT   1349   Veterinary Pharmacology ................................................. 3
                                                   Semester Total                                     14                                                 Semester Total                                     13
                                                    Program Total                                    14      Third Semester                                                                    Credits
     *Choose from the following electives: HALT 1309, Interior                                               VTHT   1345   Veterinary Radiology ........................................................ 3
     Plants; HALT 1319, Landscape Construction; HALT 2308,
                                                                                                             VTHT   2205   Equine Clinical Management .......................................... 2
     Greenhouse Management; HALT 2320, Nursery Production
     and Management; FMKT 1301, Floral Design; or FMKT 2331,                                                 VTHT   2217   Exotic Animal Clinical Management ................................. 2
     Advanced Floral Design.                                                                                 VTHT   1166   Practicum ......................................................................... 1
                                                                                                                                                         Semester Total                                       8
     Veterinary Paramedic
                                                                                                                                                            Program Total                                  35
     The Veterinary Paramedic Program prepares graduates for
     employment in zoological parks and aquariums, humane
     shelters, animal control centers, pet stores, kennels, stables
     and animal hospitals. The one-year program is divided into
     three semesters. New applicants are accepted each fall and
     spring semester. Instruction includes classroom lectures,
     practical labs, field trips, and a preceptorship. The program
     is not intended for pre-veterinary medicine or to qualify a
     student as a registered veterinary technician.

     Applicants must complete the admissions procedure to be
     considered for the program. Contact the program for specific
     requirements for admission and the student handbook for
     program policies.
     The capstone for the Veterinary Paramedic Certificate is
     VTHT 1166, Practicum.
     For more information, call 713.718.5519 or e-mail
     pamela.huebner@hccs.edu.




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