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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Horticulture Science (HRTCE)

Location(s): Fort Omaha Campus

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Award: Certificate of Achievement
Pathway to Associates Degree: Horticulture (HRTAS)


In this program students are provided with a fundamental understanding of plant biology, soil and nutrient management, insects and diseases harmful to plants and methods of plant propagation needed to work in many Horticulture Career areas.


Graduation Requirements
To earn this degree, a student must complete all required courses.
Total credit hours requied to complete this Certificate of Achievement: 51.0

Recommended Full-Time Curriculum Map


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Option Requirements - 6.0 credits

Certificate of Achievement General Education Requirements - 13.5 credits

The following are General Education requirements for a Certificate of Achievement. Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education courses in the current course catalog.


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credit hrs. 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course.

Select 1 college level math course from the list of General Education math courses in the current course catalog.

*Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1course from the list of Humanities or Social Sciences General Education course options in the current course catalog. 




Recommended Full-Time Curriculum Plan

Horticulture Science (HRTCE)

The following plan is designed to be the most direct path to degree completion and is based on a fall quarter start. Students are expected to meet with their student success navigator or advisor to plan a customized course schedule that meets their specific needs. For more information or assistance with registering, please call 531-622-2400. 

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate, Create, Evaluate plant maintenance for degree specific plant material
  2. Recognize and relate plant structures and their functions
  3. Analyze and demonstrate understanding of industry needs
  4. Analyze and evaluate environmental impact from work related choices
  5. Develop and demonstrate interpersonal and workplace communication skills

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