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Front Range Community College Catalog 2014-2015

Welcome to Front Range Community College

About FRCC

Becoming a Student

Admission

Registration

Financial Matters

Learning Options

Support Services for Students

Academic Matters

Student Responsibilities & Code of Conduct

Associate Degrees

Instructional Programs

Degrees and Certificates

Accounting - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Accounting - Certificate

Accounting - Enrolled Agent Certificate

Accounting - Intermediate Accounting Certificate

Accounting Transfer

Animal Laboratory Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Basic Laboratory Animal Care - Certificate

Laboratory Animal Care and Management - Certificate

Applied Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Architectural Engineering and Construction Technology

Architectural Engineering and Construction Technology - Certificates

Architectural Drafting Certificate

Automotive Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Automotive Technology - Certificates

Business - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Associate of Arts Degree with Business Designation

Business - Certificates

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design - Certificates

Computer Information Systems - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Computer Information Systems - Certificates

Dental Assisting - Certificate

Early Childhood Education - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Early Childhood Education - Certificates

Early Childhood Education for Transfer - Associate of Arts Degree

Electro-Mechanical and Energy Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Electro-Mechanical and Energy Technology - Certificate

Elementary Education for Transfer - Associate of Arts Degree

Emergency Medical Services - Certificates

Engineering for Transfer - Associate of Science Degree

Associate of Science for Transfer in Engineering

Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Natural Resources For Transfer

Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources - Certificates

Geographic Information Systems - Certificates

Health Information Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning - Certificates

Holistic Health - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Holistic Health - Certificates

Horticulture and Landscape Technologies - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Horticulture and Landscape Technologies - Certificates

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Management - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Management - Certificates

Interior Design - Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design

Interior Design - Certificates

Interpreter Preparation - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Management

Marketing

Medical Office Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Medical Office Technology - Certificates

Multimedia Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Multimedia Technology - Certificates

Nursing

Nursing Advanced Placement-Bridge Program (LPN to ADN)

Nursing - Certificate

Paralegal Studies - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Paralegal Studies - Certificate

Pharmacy Technician - Certificate

Phlebotomy - Certificate

Precision Machining Technology - Certificates

Teacher Education

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) - Certificates

Veterinary Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Veterinary Technology - Veterinary Technician Assistant Certificate

Welding Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Welding Technology - Certificates

Course Descriptions

State Guaranteed General Education Transfer Courses

Additional Specialized Courses

AAA - Advancement of Academic Achievement

ACC - Accounting

AEC - Architectural Engineering and Construction Technology

AIR - Air Force ROTC

ALT - Animal Lab Technology

ANT - Anthropology

AQT - Aquaculture

ARA - Arabic

ARM - Army ROTC

ART - Art

ASC - Animal Sciences

ASE - Auto Service Technology

ASL - American Sign Language

AST - Astronomy

AUT - Auto Motorsports Technology

BIO - Biology

BUS - Business

CAD - Computer-Aided Drafting

CCR - College Composition and Reading

CHE - Chemistry

CHI - Chinese

CIS - Computer Information Systems

CNG - Computer Networking

COM - Communication

CON - Construction Technology

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CSC - Computer Science

CUA - Culinary Arts

CWB - Computer Web-Based

DAN - Dance

DEA - Dental Assisting

DPM - Diesel Power Mechanics

ECE - Early Childhood Education

ECO - Economics

EDU - Education

EGG - Engineering

EGT - Engineering Graphics Technology

ELT - Electronics

EMS - Emergency Medical Services

ENG - English

ENP - Entrepreneurship

ENV - Environmental Sciences

ENY - Energy

ESL - English as a Second Language

ETH - Ethnic Studies

FIN - Finance

FLD - Floral Design

FRE - French

FSW - Fire Science Wildland

GEO - Geography

GER - German

GEY - Geology

GIS - Geographic Information Systems

HHP - Holistic Health Professional

HIS - History

HIT - Health Information Technology

HLT - Horticulture and Landscape Technologies

HOS - Hospitality/Culinary Arts Management

HPE - Human Performance & Exercise

HPR - Health Professional

HUM - Humanities

HVA - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

HWE - Health Wellness Education

IND - Interior Design

IPP - Interpreter Preparation

ITA - Italian

JOU - Journalism

JPN - Japanese

Legal Assistant

LIT - Literature

MAC - Machining Technology

MAN - Management

MAR - Marketing

MAT - Mathematics

MET - Meteorology

MGD - Multimedia Graphic Design

MOT - Medical Office Technology

MST - Massage Therapy

MTE - Manufacturing Technology

MUS - Music

NRE - Natural Resources

NUA - Nurse Aide

NUR - Nursing

OSH - Occupational Safety Technician

OUT - Outdoor Studies

PAR - Paralegal

PED - Physical Education

PHI - Philosophy

PHO - Photography

PHT - Pharmacy Technician

PHY - Physics

POS - Political Science

PPT - Powerplant Technology

PSY - Psychology

REA - Reading

REC - Recreation

RUS - Russian

SCI - Science

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPE - Speech

SVT - Sport Vehicle Technology

TEL - Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

THE - Theatre Arts

VET - Veterinary Technology

WEL - Welding Technology

WST - Women's Studies

Course Changes

Faculty and Staff

Legal Notices

Index

Academic Catalog

Horticulture and Landscape Technologies - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Code: F_AAS_HLT
Campus: Larimer and Westminster

This program prepares students for a wide range of careers in landscape contracting, ornamental horticulture and urban farming. To earn the Associate of Applied Science degree in Horticulture and Landscape Technologies, the student completes the HLT AAS Core and a certificate in:

  • Floral Design
  • Horticulture
  • Irrigation Contracting and Management
  • Landscape Construction
  • Landscape Design
  • Landscape Maintenance
  • Nursery Greenhouse and Garden Center Management
  • Turfgrass Management
  • Urban Agriculture Management


To graduate from this program the student must complete all degree coursework with a "C" or better.


Assessment testing is required for all students. Students who are reading at college-level and place into CCR 093 or above and MAT 050 or above may begin this program of study. Students scoring below these levels should consult with a faculty member before registering for courses in this program of study.


Students may complete some courses, enter the workforce, and then return at any time to complete the degree.

HLT ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE CORE

Credits

Arts and Humanities:

SPA 101 Conversational Spanish I or higher

3

Communications:

ENG 121 English Composition I, ENG 122 English Composition II, ENG 131 Technical Writing I, ENG132 Technical Writing II, COM 115 Public Speaking, or COM 125 Interpersonal Communication

3

Mathematics: MAT 107 Career Mathematics or higher

3

Natural & Physical Sciences:

BIO 105 Science of Biology (4 credits), BIO 221 Botany with lab (5 credits), or CHE 101 Introduction to Chemistry I with Lab (5 credits) or higher

4

Social & Behavioral Sciences:

ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics

or ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics

3

Business Management:

MAN 216 Small Business Management

3

Computer Technology:

Completes two of the following course (6 credits).

 

NOTE: If a class in this cluster appears in the requirements for your certificate, then you must complete 6 additional credits of other coursework from this list.

 

CAD 101 Computer-Aided Drafting I (3 credits)

CAD 102 Computer-Aided Drafting II (3 credits)

CAD 115 Sketchup (3 credits)

CAD 202 Computer-Aided Drafting/3D (3 credits)

CAD 216 Advanced Google Sketchup (3 credits)

CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications (3 credits)

CIS 124 Introduction to Operating Systems (3 credits)

CIS 128 Operating System: Using Microsoft Windows (3 credits)

CIS 135 Complete PC Word Processing: (3 credits)

CIS 145 Complete PC Database: Access (3credits)

CIS 155 PC Spreadsheet Concepts: Excel (3 credits)

CWB 110 Complete Web Authoring (3 credits)

GIS 101 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)

GIS 110 Introduction to Cartography (3 credits)

MGD 111 Adobe Photoshop (3 credits)

or

MGD 112 Adobe Illustrator (3 credits)

6

General Horticulture:

  • Students earning a Floral Design certificate or a Landscape Design certificate must complete HLT 240 Introductory Soil Science (4 credits) and one course with an HLT or FLD prefix which is not a requirement in the student's certificate program.
  • All other students must complete 6 additional credits of coursework with an HLT or FLD prefix. Students are encouraged to consult with an HLT/FLD program director for assistance with selecting the courses appropriate for a career path.

6

Certificate Credits

Complete a Horticulture and Landscape Technologies Certificate.

30

Total Required Credits for A.A.S. Degree

61

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION
The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial-aid-eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year's data only. We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices. For more Gainful Employment information, please go to the FRCC website: www.frontrange.edu/GainfulEmployment.

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