University of Guelph 2003-2004 Diploma Program Calendar

X--Associate Diploma Programs, Associate Diploma in Horticulture

The nursery, landscaping, turf and floriculture segments of the horticulture industry are areas of sustained growth and development in Ontario and Canada. The Diploma in Horticulture program provides a basic curriculum in ornamental horticulture and an opportunity to take specialized courses in various components of the industry. Practical experience and training complements the more formal material presented in lectures and provides an opportunity to acquire the practical skills required in greenhouse and landscaping firms.

The Diploma in Horticulture program is offered at Kemptville College and Ridgetwon College and prepares students for a variety of career opportunities in landscaping, nursery and greenhouse firms, municipal parks and golf courses, garden centres and private businesses.

Required Courses

Semester 1 - Fall

DAGR*1200 [0.50] Applied Plant Science

DAGR*1300 [0.50] Soil Principles

DAGR*1600 [0.50] Applied Mathematics

DAGR*1610 [0.50] Computer Applications

DHRT*1000 [0.50] Landscape Management

DHRT*1050 [0.50] Plant Identification I

Semester 2 - Winter

DAGR*2110 [0.50] Business Accounting

DAGR*2600 [0.50] Communication Skills

DHRT*2000 [0.50] Greenhouse Management

DHRT*2100 [0.50] Landscape Design I

DHRT*2200 [0.50] Plant Propagation

0.50 elective (students may also select Independent Study courses with approval)

Note: DHRT*2000 is offered in Semester 3 at Ridgetown College.

Semester 3 - Fall

DAGR*3100 [0.50] Business Management

DAGR*4600 [0.50] Human Resources Management (Ridgetown only)

DHRT*3050 [0.50] Plant Identification II

2.00 elective credits (1.50 elective credits at Ridgetown); students may also select Independent Study courses with approval

Semester 4 - Winter

DHRT*4000 [0.50] Ornamental Plant Protection

DHRT*4050 [0.50] Certification and Safety

One of:

DAGR*4600 [0.50] Human Resource Management (Kemptville)

1.00 elective (1.50 elective credits at Ridgetown); students may also select Independent Study courses with approval

One of:

DAGR*4610 [0.50] Business Project

DAGR*4620 [0.50] Farm Project

Electives

Horticulture students must take at least 3.50 elective credits, 3.00 credits of which may be from programs other than Horticulture.

Students may choose one experiential learning course and one Special Project course as electives. The experiential learning course is preferably to be started in the summer before the third academic semester. See the course descriptions for DHRT*3510 and DHRT*3910.

OFFERED AT KEMPTVILLE

Semester 3

DAGR*3130 [0.50] Sales and Sales Management

DAGR*3300 [0.50] Land and Water Stewardship

DAGR*3250 [0.50] Fruit Production

DAGR*3350 [0.50] Welding

DAGR*3700 [0.50] Agroforestry

DHRT*3090 [0.50] Landscape Construction

DHRT*3100 [0.50] Landscape Design II

DHRT*3150 [0.50] Nursery Management

DHRT*3160 [0.50] Turf Management

DHRT*3170 [0.50] Horticultural Weed Science

Semester 4

DAGR*2370 [0.50] Small Engines

DAGR*3260 [0.50] Vegetable Production

DAGR*4250 [0.50] Post-Harvest Handling and Storage

DAGR*4700 [0.50] Advanced Agroforestry

DHRT*3300 [0.50] Greenhouse Crop Production

DHRT*4010 [0.50] Floral Design and Retailing

DHRT*4100 [0.50] Computer Assisted Design

OFFERED AT RIDGETOWN

Semester 2

DAGR*2270 [0.50] Mushroom Production

DAGR*2370 [0.50] Small Engines

Semester 3

DHRT*3090 [0.50] Landscape Construction

DHRT*3100 [0.50] Landscape Design II

DHRT*3150 [0.50] Nursery Management

DHRT*3160 [0.50] Turf Management

DHRT*3170 [0.50] Horticultural Weed Science

Semester 4

DAGR*4630 [0.50] Internet and Web Page Design

DHRT*3010 [0.50] Fruit and Vegetable Production

DHRT*3300 [0.50] Greenhouse Crop Production

DHRT*4010 [0.50] Floral Design and Retailing

DHRT*4100 [0.50] Computer Assisted Design

DHRT*4300 [0.50] Arboriculture




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Last revised: 14 May 2003

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