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Campus: Larimer Campus and Westminster Campus

Horticulture & Landscape Technologies Associate of Applied 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 wanting to complete a two-year AAS Degree in Horticulture & Landscape Technologies and enter the workforce. Students explore a vast array of horticulture and landscape skills, techniques and concepts. This AAS degree prepares the student for a wide range of careers in landscape contracting and ornamental horticulture. For this degree students complete the Horticulture certificate and select an area of specialization from the following:

- Irrigation Technician
- Floral Design
- Landscape Contracting Technician
- Landscape Design
- Landscape Maintenance Technician
- Greenhouse and Nursery Management

Our courses are designed to meet the standards of the leading industry association, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).

Learn more about this program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
HLT 101Introduction to Horticulture

4

ELECTIVE Any HLT/FLD/TRE Course

4

ELECTIVE Any Computer Elective*

3

MATH MAT 107 or Higher

3

Total Credit Hours:14
 

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
HLT 240Introductory Soil Science

4

GEN EDUENG 121/122, ENG 131, or COM 115/125

3

GEN EDUECO 201/202

3

GEN EDUSPA 101 or Higher

3

ELECTIVE Any HLT/FLD/TRE Course

3

Total Credit Hours:16
Semester Note: Upon completion of HLT 101, MAT 107 or higher, HLT 240, and 7 credits of HLT or FLD courses, you should apply for the Horticulture Certificate.

Upon completion of HLT 150 and HLT 151, you should apply for the Irrigation Technician Certificate.

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ELECTIVE Any HLT/FLD/TRE Course

2

ELECTIVE Any HLT AAS Degree Elective**

4

ELECTIVE HLT 280/287*** or Any HLT/FLD/TRE Course

3

GEN EDUBIO 105/111/221 or CHE 101 or Higher

4

ELECTIVE BUS 102 or MAN 216

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Note: 

***You may take HLT 280/HLT 287 in third or fourth semester. Faculty recommend you take HLT 280/HLT 287 in fourth semester to have exposure to increase skills learned in additional HLT courses benefitting the employer. For more information, contact the HLT Program Director.

Upon completion of HLT 130HLT 132, CAD 101 or CAD 115, HLT 230, HLT 280 or HLT 287, and HLT 232, you should apply for the Landscape Design Certificate. Offered at Westminster ONLY.

 
Upon completion of HLT 210HLT 150 or HLT 202, HLT 223, HLT 151 or HLT 208, HLT 280 or HLT 287, and 3 credits of elective (select one course from HLT 211, HLT 221, or HLT 222), you should apply for the Landscape Maintenance Technician Certificate

Upon completion of HLT 160, HLT 280 or HLT 287, HLT 202 or HLT 260, and take 2-4 credits of electives (select two courses from HLT 221, HLT 222, HLT 223, HLT 224, or HLT 226), you should apply for the Greenhouse and Nursery Management Certificate.

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ELECTIVE Any HLT/FLD/TRE Course

2

ELECTIVE Any HLT AAS Degree Elective**

3

ELECTIVE Any HLT AAS Degree Elective**

3

ELECTIVE HLT 280/287*** or Any HLT/FLD/TRE Course

3

ELECTIVE Any Computer Elective*

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes: 

You must complete 17 credits of HLT, FLD, and/or TRE1 electives. You may complete up to an additional 10 credits from the Horticulture AAS Degree Electives**.

*Computer Elective: CAD 101, CAD 102, CAD 115, CAD 202, CAD 216, CIS 118, CIS 128, CIS 135, CIS 145, CIS 155, CWB 110, GIS 101, GIS 110, MGD 111, or MGD 112.

**Horticulture (HLT) AAS Degree Elective: Any HLT or FLD course, or BIO 221, CHE 101, CHE 111, CHE 205, COM 115, ECO 201, ECO 202, GEY 111, MAT 121, MAT 166, PHY 111, PHY 112, PSY 101, SPA 111, or SPA 112.

***You may take HLT 280 / HLT 287 in third or fourth semester. Faculty recommend you take HLT 280 / HLT 287 in fourth semester to have exposure to increased skills learned in additional HLT courses benefiting the employer and experience. For more information, contact the HLT Program Director.

1TRE credit must be completed through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.

Semester elective credits may vary depending on semester completions. You should have a minimum of 60 credits and not exceed 62 credits. You may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress.