Horticulture Pesticide Applicator (HP21)  Technical Certificate of Credit


(Stand-Alone or Embedded in Horticulture Diploma)

Program Description:

The Horticulture Pesticide Applicator technical certificate of credit provides skills necessary for entry-level employment as a horticulture pesticide applicator. Topics include: Horticulture sciences, plant identification, pest management and turfgrass management.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER NEXT GENERATION– Reading 224 ACCUPLACER- Sentence Skills 60
Writing 236 Reading Comprehension 55
Arithmetic 229 Arithmetic 34

High school diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 13

Curriculum Outline (13 hours)
Courses 13 credits 13
HORT 1000

Introduces the fundamentals of plant science and horticulture as a career field. Emphasis will be placed on an industry overview; plant morphology; plant physiology; environmental factors affecting horticulture practices; soil physical and chemical properties; fertilizer elements and analysis; and basic propagation techniques.

3
HORT 1010

Provides the basis for a fundamental understanding of the taxonomy, identification, and culture requirements of woody plants. Topics include: introduction to woody plants, classification of woody plants, and woody plant identification and culture requirements.

3
HORT 1080

This course provides an introduction to the principles and mechanisms of integrated pest management across a diverse array of pests including insects, weeds, plant pathogens, nematodes and vertebrates. Specifically, the course will provide students with a fundamental and practical understanding of integrated pest management in a landscape setting with emphasis on pest identification and control; pesticide application safety; and legal requirements for state licensure.

3
HORT 1330

A study of turfgrass used in the southern United States. Topics include: industry overview, soil and soil modification; soil fertility; turf installation; turf maintenance, turf diseases, insects and weeds: and estimating costs on management practices.

4
Faculty
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Program Chair

Instructor, Horticulture
Horticulture Building

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