Plant Science - A.A. Degree (Transfer)
AN ARTS AND SCIENCES AREA OF CONCENTRATION
APPLICATION CODE 321
For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room SET-430—443-518-1600.
Plants play a vital role in human society and ecosystems. Knowledge of plants is therefore essential as we strive to achieve a more sustainable future that balances environmental stewardship with the needs of a growing population. This is a diverse program that covers a range of topics, including the basic biology of plants, the importance of plants to people, plant classification, ecology and evolution, insects and disease, horticulture, crop protection, soils, and landscape design. A degree in plant science helps prepare students for a range of careers in industry, education, government, non-profits, and scientific research. The associate degree at HCC is designed for students who intend to transfer to a four-year baccalaureate program after graduation. Students are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.
*Electives - Select from the following:
Total Credit Hours: 60
A graduate should be able to
1. Demonstrate an understanding of plant structure, classification, ecology, growth, development, and protection.
2. Describe techniques required for proper residential and commercial landscape design and contracting.
3. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning to problems, dilemmas, and issues.