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Campus: Larimer Campus and Westminster Campus

Horticulture Business Management Associate of Science

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students transferring to a four-year university to complete their BS degree in Horticulture Business Management. It allows students to complete the first two years of the BS degree at the community college. Students explore a wide range of horticulture and landscape related business practices. Entry-level career options include landscaping firms, florists, plant nurseries, and greenhouses. This program introduces students to Horticulture Business Management and it includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado. This AS degree prepares the student to transfer to Colorado State University in Fort Collins to pursue a B.S. degree in Horticulture with a Horticulture Business Management concentration. The Associate of Science (AS) degree prepares students to complete the second half of a Bachelor of Science (BS) program at a four-year university.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ELECTIVE Any HLT/FLD or Approved Elective List Course

4

CIS 118Introduction to PC Applications

3

MAT 121College Algebra: GT-MA1

4

BIO 221Botany w/Lab: GT-SC1

5

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
HLT 101Introduction to Horticulture

4

ENG 121English Composition I: GT-CO1

3

ECO 202Principles of Microeconomics: GT-SS1

3

GT- AHAny GT-AH1, GT-AH2, or GT-AH4 Course

3

ELECTIVE Any HLT/FLD or Approved Elective List Course

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ECO 201Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1

3

HLT 260Plant Propagation

4

ENG 122English Composition II: GT-CO2

3

GT- SC1CHE 101/111

5

Total Credit Hours:15

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
HLT 240Introductory Soil Science

4

GT- HI1Any History (GT-HI1) Course

3

GT- AHAny GT-AH1, GT-AH2, or GT-AH4 Course

3

REQUIRED MAT 135 or BUS 226

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

BIO 221 is recommended. BIO 111 and BIO 112 may also be used to complete these degree requirements; BIO 111 is a prerequisite for BIO 112. Taking these courses would reduce your overall additional required credits by 5 credits.

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you may complete ENG 121 (GT-CO1) and ENG 122 (GT-CO2) OR ENG 122 (GT-CO2) and a gtPathways-approved CO3 course (GT-CO3).

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), for recommended elective, choose additional HLT or FLD courses (except for HLT 208; FLD 100; or FLD 280).

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), if HLT 240, BUS 226 or MAT 135, CIS 118, HLT 260, or HLT 101 or HLT 100 are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor's degree as elective credit toward graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

If you take more credits in mathematics and science than are listed, it will reduce the 7 credits of electives needed. You must complete 60 credits to earn your Associate of Science degree. You should not exceed 62 credits. You may want to check with your Pathway Advisor to monitor your completion progress and select your electives.