2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Horticulture (HB37)

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This program is accredited by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).

The Horticulture Program is designed as a career program leading to the associate in science degree. The goal of the Horticulture Program is to prepare students for employment as landscape contractors, greenhouse managers, related business professionals and for further education. The program includes the completion of two full years of study and an appropriate supervised cooperative work experience with nurseries, landscape businesses and greenhouses.

NVCC is a member of the CT Nursery and Landscape Association, CT Greenhouse Growers Association, CT Horticulture Society, and CT Florist Association.

The Horticulture Program is recognized by the Guaranteed Admissions Program with the UCONN College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources. Students interested in the UCONN guaranteed admissions program must speak with the Horticulture Program Coordinator before registering. Visit http://admissions.uconn.edu/apply/transfer/gap for additional details.

General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on General Education Core . Additional courses may be required. The suggested sequence for full-time students is shown below.

Note: To complete the degree in two years, students are advised to complete the courses in the sequence listed beginning in the fall semester.


Competency or Program Requirement:

First Semester

Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/ Written Communication Credits: 3

Quantitative Reasoning Credits: 3

MAT* H137  and courses numbered lower than MAT* H137  will not transfer to Connecticut State Universities as Quantitative Reasoning courses.

Scientific Knowledge and Understanding Credits: 3

Program Requirements

Second Semester

Aesthetic Dimensions Credits: 3

Scientific Reasoning Credits: 4

Program Requirements

Summer Semester

Program Requirement

Third Semester

Oral Communications Credits: 3

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Written Communication Credits: 3

Program Requirements

Fourth Semester

Continuing Learning/Information Literacy and Ethical Dimensions Credits: 3

Historical Knowledge and Understanding Credits: 0

  • Exempt

Program Requirements

Program Outcomes


Total Credits: 60

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

1 HRT* H290  Placement is required for this course. Students need to contact the program coordinator early in the semester prior to taking the course.

2 Directed electives: HRT* H105 , HRT* H106 , HRT* H107 , HRT* H115 ,

  3, HRT*H125 3, HRT* H203 , HRT* H204 , HRT*H206, HRT* H219 , HRT* H224 , HRT* H240 , HRT* H250 , ART* H111  

HRT* H124 - Floral Design I  and HRT*125 Floral Design II have not been offered recently.


Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. Click here Becoming Connecticut State Community College  for more detail about this merger.



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