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Horticulture Course Sequences

See the classes you should complete to earn the Horticulture degree.

Horticulture Course Sequences

Getting Started

The first step to entering this program is to take part in an assessment process, which includes taking the college’s free placement test and meeting with Chemeketa’s Advising and First Year Programs staff. You may need to complete program entry requirements. Then your advisor will help you develop an individualized program of study.

Be sure to review the catalog for important information about program outcomes and other details not found in this listing.

See course descriptions for more information about your classes.

Entry Requirements
CourseTitleCredit Hours
CA121A Keyboarding A (if less than 25 wpm) 1
MTH060 Introductory Algebra 4
RD115 Academic Thinking and Reading 3
SSP112 Effective Learning 3
WR115  Introduction to Composition  4

Horticulture Degree

Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 CIS101 Computing Concepts (or higher) 3
HOR111 Introduction to Horticulture 3
WR121 Academic Composition+ (or higher) 4
SOIL205 Soil Science 4
2 HOR211  Plant Propagation 4
MTH070 Elementary Algebra (or higher) 4
PSY104 Workplace Psychology (or higher) 4
SOIL206 Plant Nutrition 2
  Horticulture elective 4
3 BI153 Fundamentals of Plant Biology 4
COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (or higher) 4 or
COMM115 Introduction to Intercultural Communication (or higher) 4
HOR221 Nursery Production and Management 3
WR227 Technical Writing 4
4 HOR203 Fall Practicum 2
HOR237 Integrated Pest Management: Insects and Diseases 4
  Horticulture elective 4
  Plant Identification course 4
5 HOR204 Winter Practicum 2
HOR112 Pesticides and Safety 2
HOR225 Greenhouse Production and Management 4
  Horticulture elective 4
  Plant Identification course 4
6 HOR105 Spanish for Horticulture 3
HOR205 Spring Practicum 2
HOR236 Integrated Pest Management: Weeds 3
  Horticulture elective 2
  Plant Identification course 3
7 HOR280F Cooperative Work Experience 6


CourseTitleCredit Hours
BI131 Environmental Science 1 4
BI132 Environmental Science 2 4
BI133 Environmental Science 3 4
CH121 College Chemistry 1 (or higher) 5
HOR110 Bees and Other Pollinators 2
HOR115 Nursery and Greenhouse Equipment and Safety 3
HOR201 Growing Vegetables in the Willamette Valley 4
HOR212 Advanced Plant Propagation 2
HOR238 Plant Problem Diagnosis 2
HOR240 Sustainable Landscape Design 4
HOR251 Growing Fruit in the Willamette Valley 3
HOR256 Identification of Herbaceous Plants 2 2
HOR257 Horticultural Marketing 3
HOR273 Urban and Community Forestry 2
HOR276 Organic Gardening 3
HOR277 Composting 2


Plant Identification Courses
CourseTitleCredit Hours
HOR226 Fall Plant Identification 4
HOR227 Winter Plant Identification 4
HOR228 Spring Plant Identification 4
HOR255 Identification of Herbaceous Plants 1 3