Most courses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during daytime hours. Selected courses may be offered each semester via the Internet. Minimum time for completion: five semesters full-time attendance. The Associate in Applied Science degree is awarded graduates of this curriculum.
Special University Articulation Agreement with North Carolina State University: NCSU may accept up to 15 semester credit hours in Horticulture from CVCC toward the Bachelor of Science in Horticulture degree. A course grade of C or higher, for each course, is required.
CVCC has a 2 + 2 Articulation Agreement with NC Agricultural and Technological State University in Horticulture.
These curricula are designed to prepare individuals for various careers in horticulture. Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticultural principles and practices are included in the program of study.
Course work includes plant identification, pest management, plant science and soil science. Also included are courses in sustainable plant production and management, landscaping, and the operation of horticulture businesses.
Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions associated with nurseries, garden centers, greenhouses, landscape operations, governmental agencies/parks, golf courses, sports complexes, highway vegetation, turf maintenance companies, and private and public gardens. Graduates should also be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s Examination and/or the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination.
Horticulture Technology: A program that focuses on the general production and management of cultivated plants, shrubs, flowers, foliage, trees, groundcovers, and related plant materials; the management of technical and business operations connected with horticultural services; and the basic scientific principles needed to understand plants and their management and care.