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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Landscape and Horticulture Management AS

Landscape and Horticulture Management  (2191)

Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

Program Description
This degree program is designed to prepare the student for management and technical positions in the green industry. Course content provides broad and well-rounded training in such areas as turfgrass culture, pesticides, plant physiology, nursery management and landscape construction.

Program Learning Outcomes
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Admission Requirements
Have a standard high school diploma or GED;

Complete an Application for Admission, located at

Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three years part time.

The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.

For More Information
George Rogers, Ph.D., Department Chair,, (561) 207-5052

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
General Education Credits: 19
ENC1101 College Composition 1 3
BOT1010 General Botany 3
BOT1010L General Botany Lab 1
  Any course from Mathematics - Area III 3
SPC1017 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
  Any course from Humanities - Area II 3
  Any course from Social Science - Area V 3
Required Courses Credits: 33
GCO2230 Pumping and Irrigation Systems 3
PMA2213 Plant Pest Management 3
MAN2021 Principles of Management  
MNA2345 Principles of Supervision  
ENT1000 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
BOT2000 Plant Physiology 3
ORH2510 Ornamental Plant Identification 1 3
HOS1010 Introduction to Horticulture 3
LDE2000 Introduction to Landscape Design 3
ORH1016 Environmental Issues in Horticulture 3
PLS2220 Plant Propagation 3
SWS1102 Soils and Fertilizers 3
ORH1005L Professional Landscape Installation and Maintenance 3
Electives - Choose 8 credits* Credits: 8
ORH2515 Plants of the South Florida Ecosystems - Grasses, Sedges, Rushes, and Grass-Like Native Plants (1)
ORH2521 Horticultural Taxonomy (3)
LDE2510 Computer-Aided Landscape Design (3)
ORH1512 Plant Selections for Landscape Situations (3)
ORH2949C Ornamental Horticulture Work Experience/Internship (3)
BSC1010 Principles of Biology 1 (3)
BSC1005 Concepts in Biology (3)
ORH2511 Introduction to Plants of South Florida Ecosystems (3)
ORH1320 Introduction to Palms and Their Culture (3)
ORH1840 Landscape Construction (3)
ORH2251 Florida Horticulture Professional Preparation (3)
ORH2241 Arboriculture (3)
SLS1302 Career Information and Decision-Making (1)
SLS1303 Job Search (1)
SLS1501 Introduction to the College Experience (1)
Total Program Credits: 60
* Completed courses can only be used to meet one program requirement.

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
Students may work in at golf courses, nurseries, landscape companies, lawn maintenance firms, tree care enterprises or garden centers. Many students are self-employed in landscaping.

Career Path Notes
Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, see the web at

In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities which allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.

Career Center
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