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Regional College

Regional College

The Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture Technology prepares students for careers in landscape management, turf management, urban forestry, nursery and greenhouse operations and related horticultural professions. In addition to a core of horticulture and basic science courses, the major provides three areas of concentration: urban forestry, landscape design and turfgrass management. The program emphasizes practical experience through hands-on training in outdoor labs. Students are required to complete an internship. Requirements articulate with the Bachelor of Applied Horticulture. This program is available at the Salem Campus.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include positions in areas such as landscape design and architecture; landscape management; golf course, turf grass and sports field management; arboriculture and urban forestry; grounds maintenance; Federal and State governmental agencies and municipalities; botanical gardens; educational institutions and research; and private enterprises. 

Admission Requirements

All seven of Kent State’s regional campuses are accessible to students who hold a high school diploma or GED. Admission decisions are based on cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. Check with the Regional Campus Admissions Offices to determine application requirements, as they may differ among campuses.

For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 60 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 overall and major GPA.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Interpret soil test results, analyze and determine ways to amend soils.
  2. Demonstrate the knowledge of plant characteristics, culture, use, propagation, identification, and taxonomy.
  3. Demonstrate the knowledge of pest characteristics, damage, control strategies, IPM, identification and taxonomy.
  4. Demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking, antecedent  consequence and hypothetical reasoning.
  5. Work and demonstrate successfully their skills in the work place.
  6. Develop business, communication, computer, math skills and their application.
  7. Develop knowledge of the proper safety procedures used in the workplace.