Greenhouse Management Technician (BP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This program of study is for the student seeking a career in the plant production industry. Graduates in this program will have a strong knowledge and skills in greenhouse operation and management; plant production in a variety of ornamentals such as bedding plants, holiday plants (Easter Lilies, Poinsettias, etc.), and interior foliage plants. This degree will allow for advancement to supervisory and management positions.

Award Outcomes

Identify crops to be grown and their cultural needs.

Maintain crops.

Diagnose greenhouse pests using an IPM program.

Design a master plan for a business based on growing or selling crops.

Propagate woody and herbaceous plants sexually and asexually.

Operate greenhouse equipment efficiently.

Select pesticides and fertilizer formulations.

Calculate pesticide and fertilizer formulations.

Select proper media and amendments for plant crops.

Demonstrate technical knowledge of the greenhouse physical structure.

Select proper containers for crops.

Demonstrate technical knowledge of the environmental systems in the greenhouse.

Interpret soil and water tests.

Market crops.

Career Opportunities

Employment options include greenhouse production, plant propagation, greenhouse management and plant brokering.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 37 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1110Introduction to Landscape/Horticulture Careers

1

LNDC1141Nursery Propagation and Production

3

LNDC1160Greenhouse Infrastructure Technology

2

LNDC1166Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Fall

3

LNDC1176Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Winter

3

LNDC1187Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Summer

2

LNDC1202Herbaceous Plant Materials

4

LNDC1220Integrated Pest Management

2

LNDC1231Nursery Operations

2

LNDC1242Plant Biology

4

LNDC1250Bedding Plant Production

3

LNDC1271Soil Science

3

LNDC2210Tropical Plants and Their Uses

2

LNDC2261Professional Gardening

3

General Education Required 9 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

 

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

General Education Elective 6 Credits

Choose credits from Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses.

Technical Studies Elective 8 Credits

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1120Woody Plants I - Trees

4

LNDC1151Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants

3

LNDC1190Woody Plants II - Shrubs

4

LNDC1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

LNDC2220Turf Culture and Management

3

LNDC2360Horticulture Internship

1 - 4

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1110Introduction to Landscape/Horticulture Careers

1

LNDC1166Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Fall

3

LNDC1242Plant Biology

4

LNDC1271Soil Science

3

 

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

Total Credits  14

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1160Greenhouse Infrastructure Technology

2

LNDC1176Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Winter

3

LNDC1220Integrated Pest Management

2

LNDC1250Bedding Plant Production

3

LNDC2210Tropical Plants and Their Uses

2

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

Total Credits  15

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1187Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Summer

2

LNDC2261Professional Gardening

3

Total Credits  5

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1141Nursery Propagation and Production

3

LNDC1202Herbaceous Plant Materials

4

LNDC1231Nursery Operations

2

Technical Studies Electives

4

General Education Electives

3

Total Credits  16

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Technical Studies Electives

4

General Education Electives

3

Total Credits  10

Technical Studies Electives

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1120Woody Plants I - Trees

4

LNDC1151Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants

3

LNDC1190Woody Plants II - Shrubs

4

LNDC1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

LNDC2220Turf Culture and Management

3

LNDC2360Horticulture Internship

1 - 4

Choose a Total of:  8 Credits

General Education Electives

Hennepin Technical College's 2000-level general education courses meet the guideline of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 2

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

INFS2000Research Skills in the Information Age

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

MATH2250Precalculus with Trigonometry

5

MATH2300Calculus I

5

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits 

MnTC Goal Area 5

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2320Psychology of Living in the 21st Century

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI2130Food, Culture and Society

3

SOCI2200Racial and Ethnic Relations

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

Graduation (60 Credits) 

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

 

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