HLT Horticulture


HLT 100 - Horticulture Science 4 Credits
Introduces students to the principles of the plant science as they relate to horticulture. The course emphasizes the application of plant sciences to the propagation, improvement, culture and utilization of horticultural plants.

HLT 101 - Introduction to Horticulture 4 Credits
Introduces the biology of horticultural plants, and basic horticultural practices.

HLT 208 - Commercial Pesticide License Training 3 Credits
Studies the requirements for the qualified supervisor license as outlined in the training manuals published by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Students may elect to take the certified operator tests if they do not meet the experience qualifications for the qualified supervisor’s license. Areas studied will be for the general, weeds, agricultural insect, plant disease, and industrial right-of-way tests administered by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Students may elect to take any of the other tests available.

HLT 216 - Garden Center Management 2 Credits
Introduces students to the basics of garden center management. Topics include: Personnel Management; locating a garden center; purchasing product lines; marketing and advertising; and merchandising and shop layout.

HLT 240- Introductory Soil Science 4 credits
Discusses the formation, physical properties, chemical properties and management of soils emphasizing conditions that affect plant growth. The principles of soil fertility and practice of fertilizer use is also discussed.

HLT 249 - Landscape Irrigation System Troubleshooting 2 Credits
Teaches students to study electrical and hydraulic system troubleshooting, and the proper repair of the isolated problem. Routine maintenance practices, including winterization and spring start-up are also covered.

HLT 260 - Plant Propagation 4 credits
Teaches seed and vegetative plant propagation techniques, the biology underlying modern plant propagation practices, and their application in commercial plant production.

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