2013-2014 catalog 
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Horticulture Academic Credit Certificate

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Certificate is no longer active and will be discontinued Fall 2014

The Horticulture Certificate prepares students to pursue this interesting and dynamic field as a profession or to enhance knowledge for personal pleasure. People of all ages and backgrounds take courses to gain or augment horticultural skills. Whether you are planning to begin your own small business, desire to expand into new, potentially-profitable areas, need better trained employees or simply want to pursue horticulture as a life-long hobby, Brookdale offers a variety of useful and stimulating courses. The 30-credit certificate combines specialized career courses with related general education studies. Students planning to transfer to two- or four-year degree programs work closely with their counselors and instructors to select appropriate courses and insure a smooth transition process. Students interested in a four-year horticulture degree, for example, will need additional science and math courses to meet specific transfer college entry requirements.

Graduates of this certificate program will be able to:

  • Obtain or improve horticulture business-related job skills
  • Acquire useful information and techniques to become a more knowledgeable and successful gardener


General Education - 6 credits as follows:

Career Studies - 8 credits as follows:

All career courses taken for the Horticulture Certificate Program must have a grade of “C” or higher

Credits required for certificate: 30


** Students can take HORT 146 in the summer as a substitute for any of the courses in the suggested sequence.

Program Code for registration: HORT

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Suggested Sequence - Horticulture Academic Credit Certificate

The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Basic Skills requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. See your counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Total Credits: 8

Total Credits: 7-8

Total Credits: 9-13

Semester 4 - Spring Term

Total Credits: 6-15

Sequence Notes:

* Internships are recommended but not required either Fall or Spring of the 2nd year.

Students may substitute BUSI 241 for one of the career courses in the suggested sequence if they wish to operate a small business.

Degree Audit Information

Access your Degree Audit Academic Evaluation through WebAdvisor.  Once you log into Webadvisor, click on the Students menu, then click Degree Audit - Progress Toward My Degree under Academic Profile. 

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