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Code: F_AAS_HLT

Campus: Larimer Campus and Westminster Campus

Horticulture and Landscape Technologies - Associate of Applied Science Degree


Students contemplating the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree are encouraged (but not required) to complete the HLT General Education Core before starting coursework with an HLT prefix. Those who have completed the General Education Requirements or who wish to begin taking courses with an HLT prefix are encouraged to select a certificate program that interests them and complete its required coursework first as this allows the student to enter the workforce before completing the AAS degree. 


To earn the Associate of Applied Science degree students complete:

  1. The 22 credit HLT AAS General Education Core, and
  2. The 18-credit Floral Design or Horticulture certificate, and
  3. 20-credits of Approved Electives, 10 of which must have an HLT or an FLD prefix (see Certificate and Elective Credits section of AAS Requirements).

While completing these 20 credits of electives we recommend the student consider pursuing one of the following 18-credit Specialty Certificates as a concentration:

This program also offers a 6-credit Irrigation Technician Certificate that prepares student for entry level employment doing sprinkler repair. This certificate is not financially aid eligible.

Requirements

To graduate from this program the student must complete all degree coursework with a "C" or better. Assessment testing is required of all students. Students placing into CCR 093 or above and MAT 050 or above may begin this program of study. Students scoring below these levels should consult with a Program Director before registering for courses in this program of study.

General Education Requirements

Arts and Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPA 101Conversational Spanish I

3

or higher

Total Credit Hours:3

Communication

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

ENG 131Technical Writing I

3

ENG 132Technical Writing II

3

COM 115Public Speaking

3

or

COM 125Interpersonal Communication

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics

Students must complete 3 credits of math by completing the math coursework specified for the Horticulture Certificate, Floral Design Certificate, Horticulture Business A.S., or Landscape Business A.S. If you are unsure of which course is appropriate for your goals, see an Advisor or Program Director.

Total Credit Hours:3

Natural and Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIO 105Science of Biology with Lab

4

BIO 111General College Biology I with Lab

5

 

BIO 221Botany with Lab

5

or

CHE 101Introduction to Chemistry I with Lab

5

or higher

Total Credit Hours:4

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
ECO 201Principles of Macroeconomics

3

or

ECO 202Principles of Microeconomics

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Business Management

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 102Entrepreneurial Operations

3

or

MAN 216Small Business Management

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Computer Technology

Complete two of the following courses

NOTE:  Landscape Design Certificate students must complete CAD 101 and two additional courses (6 credits) of computer technology courses to earn the AAS degree.

Course NumberTitleCredits
CAD 101Computer-Aided Drafting I

3

CAD 102Computer-Aided Drafting II

3

CAD 115Sketchup

3

CAD 202Computer-Aided Drafting/3D

3

CAD 216Advanced Sketchup

3

CIS 118Introduction to PC Applications

3

CIS 128Operating System: Using Microsoft Windows

3

CIS 135Complete PC Word Processing: Word

3

CIS 145Complete PC Database: ACCESS

3

CIS 155PC Spreadsheet Concepts: Excel

3

CWB 110Complete Web Authoring

3

GIS 101Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

GIS 110Introduction to Cartography

3

MGD 111Adobe Photoshop I

3

or

MGD 112Adobe Illustrator I

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Certificate AND Elective Courses

Complete the Horticulture (18 credits) OR Floral Design (18 credits) Certificate AND 20 credits of approved electives.

- 10 or more of these elective credits MUST HAVE an HLT or FLD prefix and may include the completion of an additional 17 or 18 credit HLT Specialized Certificate.

- Up to 10 credits of elective coursework MAY COME from the following list of courses. These courses must be in addition to courses the student has taken to fulfill their Arts and Humanities, Communications, Natural and Physical Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Business Management or Computer Technology requirements.

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIO 221Botany with Lab

5

 

BUS 226Business Statistics

3

or

MAT 135Introduction to Statistics

3

 

CHE 101Introduction to Chemistry I with Lab

5

CHE 111General College Chemistry I with Lab

5

CHE 205Introductory Organic Chemistry with Lab

5

COM 115Public Speaking

3

 

ECO 201Principles of Macroeconomics

3

or

ECO 202Principles of Microeconomics

3

 

GEY 111Physical Geology with Lab

4

MAT 121College Algebra

4

MAT 166Pre-Calculus

5

PHY 111Physics: Algebra-Based I with Lab

5

PHY 112Physics: Algebra-Based II with Lab

5

PSY 101General Psychology I

3

 

SPA 111Spanish Language I

5

or

SPA 112Spanish Language II

5

Total Credit Hours:38

Total Credit Hours: 60

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