Credit Courses

(OHT) Ornamental Horticulture

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General Education course Science
OHT 101 - Plant Science (3 credits)
Introduction to the field of plant science. Topics include basic botany and plant physiology; plant growth; leaves, roots, fruits, stems, and flowers; cells; plant reproduction; genetics; and the plant kingdoms. [Fall offering] 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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OHT 102 - Ornamental Horticulture (3 credits)
Examines plant propagation, plant pests, landscape establishment and maintenance, greenhouse management, principles of landscape design, and fruit and vegetable production. [May be taken independently of OHT 101.] [Spring offering] 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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General Education course Science
OHT 108 - Soil and Plant Nutrition (4 credits)
Prerequisite: CHE 100 or equivalent with a minimum C grade or permission of program coordinator
Explores the origins, composition, and properties of soils. Addresses physical and chemical properties including ion exchange and pH effects, soil organic matter, soil-water relationships, the nature of and reasons for soil nutrient deficiencies, composition, and the use of fertilizers and other soil adjuvants. Lab work involves representative New Jersey soils to illustrate basic soil behavior. [Spring offering] 3 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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OHT 121 - Herbaceous Plants (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BIO 101 or OHT 101 with a minimum C grade or permission of program coordinator
Study of cultivated, ornamental herbaceous plant species including annuals, perennials, bulbs, herbs, and grasses. Emphasizes identification, use, color, height, and season of bloom. Special topics include planning a herbaceous garden, insect pests, diseases, and propagation. [Fall offering] 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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OHT 201 - Basic Landscaping and Planning I (3 credits)
Principles and technology of landscape design. Covers the practical and aesthetic aspects of planning the residential landscape, involving both materials and methods. Emphasizes design and graphics skills. [Fall offering] 2 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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OHT 202 - Basic Landscaping and Planning II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: OHT 201 with a minimum C grade
Continuation of OHT 201. Emphasizes practical projects for residential areas and public common spaces. [Spring offering] 2 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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OHT 204 - Plant Diseases (3 credits)
Prerequisite: OHT 101 or permission of program coordinator
Introduction to the history, economic importance, symptoms, causal agents and management of plant diseases. Lab exercises include the isolation, culture, and identification of plant pathogens. [Fall offering] 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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OHT 207 - Floral Design I (3 credits)
Basic principles and elements of design as applied to floral arranging. Emphasizes the primary types of arrangements, flower and greens identification, history of floral design, and an introduction to the floral industry. [Fall offering] 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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OHT 208 - Floral Design II (2 credits)
Prerequisite: OHT 207 or permission of program coordinator
Emphasis on the commercial rate of production and pricing for corsage, funeral, and bridal work. Includes complete study of floral decorations for formal and informal occasions; advanced color theory and use of textures in designs; creative thinking with designs and containers; and further exploration of the floral industry. [Spring offering] 1 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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OHT 212 - Landscape Construction (3 credits)
Prerequisite: OHT 102 or permission of program coordinator
Introduces students to the implementation and maintenance of landscape projects. Dominant areas of study include bidding and estimating; hardscape installation and maintenance; and advanced landscaping skills and techniques. Advanced skills covered include lighting, drainage, irrigation, planting and pruning. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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OHT 219 - Plant Propagation (3 credits)
Prerequisite: OHT 101 or permission of program coordinator
Principles and techniques involved in the selection, propagation, and growth of garden flowers, greenhouse crops, woody plants, turfgrass, and plants for interior landscape. [Fall offering] 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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OHT 223 - Topics in Horticulture: Gardening (1 credit)
Explores topics in gardening, including triumphs and pitfalls of growing annuals, perennials, bulbs, fruits, vegetables and woody plants. Involves fieldwork. [Summer offering] 2 laboratory hours
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OHT 224 - Topics in Horticulture: Landscaping (1 credit)
Prerequisite: OHT 201
Application of computer programs to enhance design presentation skills. [occasional offering] 2 laboratory hours

OHT 226 - Interior Landscape Design (3 credits)
Prerequisite: OHT 101 or OHT 102 or permission of program coordinator
Emphasizes the key ornamental aspects, cultural requirements, and uses of each species covered. Specific topics include indoor landscaping, propagation, terrariums, and environmental requirements. Involves both taxonomic and common nomenclature. [Spring offering] 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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OHT 231 - Turfgrass Management I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: OHT 101 or OHT 102 or permission of program coordinator
How to establish and maintain turfgrass for residential and commercial applications. Includes identification and use of cultivars, seeding and sodding, insects and pests, fertilization, and irrigation methods. [Spring offering] 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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OHT 232 - Nursery Management I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: OHT 101 or OHT 102 or permission of program coordinator
Examines nursery operations and mechanics. Topics include planting and transplanting trees and shrubs, fertilization, pest control, irrigation, pruning, propagation techniques, business operations, and employee management. Lab exercises and a field study of local businesses reinforce material. [Spring offering] 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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OHT 241 - Equipment and Integrated Pest Management (3 credits)
Prerequisite: OHT 102 or permission of program coordinator
Review of the equipment and procedures used in horticultural settings with an emphasis on pest management. Topics include theories of and strategies for integrated pest management, pest identification, application of pesticides, calibration of equipment, and equipment operation. [Spring offering] 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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OHT 291 - Ornamental Horticulture Cooperative Education I (3 credits)
Required capstone experience for Ornamental Horticulture degree and certificate candidates. In approved positions related to their specializations, students work for cooperating employers. Includes performance reviews by faculty observers, employer evaluations of proficiencies, periodic seminars, and a final assessment. [Spring, Summer, Fall offering] 175 work experience hours
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OHT 292 - Ornamental Horticulture Cooperative Education II (1 credit)
Prerequisite: OHT 291
Continuation of OHT 291. [Spring, Summer, Fall offering] 85 work experience hours

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