Horticultural Technology  

HT 201 - Freshman Seminar
Credits: 1.00
An introduction to the horticulture technology, the Thompson School, and the University: programs, expectations, advising, and resources. Survival skills for college including time management, study skills, and note-taking. Career preparation including portfolios, resumes, professional organizations, and continuing education. Special fee. 1 hr. lec. Cr/F.

HT 205 - Plants, People, Place
Credits: 2.00
An introduction to the New England bioregion through exploration of the interrelationships of plants and plant communities, humans and human culture, and the landforms and natural systems of New Hampshire. Includes field identification of common native and exotic plant species. Special fee. 1 lec/1 lab.

HT 207 - Plant Structure and Function
Credits: 4.00
Morphology, anatomy, and physiology, with emphasis on the higher plants. Horticultural implications. Lab stresses observations and manipulations of the particulars of plant life. Special fee. 2 rec/1 lab.

HT 227A - Horticultural Facilities Management
Credits: 2.00
Layout, construction, management principles, and horticultural technique used on controlled growth structures, including greenhouses, cold frames, and lath houses. Includes practicum in daily operation of Thompson School horticultural facilities. Special fee. 1 lec/1 lab.

HT 227B - Horticultural Facilities Management
Credits: 2.00
Layout, construction, management principles, and horticultural technique used on controlled growth structures, including greenhouses, cold frames, and lath houses. Includes practicum in daily operation of Thompson School horticultural facilities. Special fee. 1 lec/1 lab.

HT 227C - Horticultural Facilities Management
Credits: 1.00
Layout, systems, construction, management principles, and horticultural techniques used in controlled growth structures, including greenhouses, propagation houses and beds, cold frames, hoop houses, and lath houses. Includes practicum in daily operation of Thompson School horticultural facilities, with second-year focus on scheduling and supervision. 2 lab.

HT 227D - Horticultural Facilities Management
Credits: 1.00
Layout, systems, construction, management principles, and horticultural techniques used in controlled growth structures, including greenhouses, propagation houses and beds, cold frames, hoop houses, and lath houses. Includes practicum in daily operation of Thompson School horticultural facilities, with second-year focus on scheduling and supervision. 2 lab.

HT 234 - Pest Management
Credits: 4.00
Introduction to pests of horticultural plants, including diseases, insects, and weeds. Symptoms, morphology, identification, life cycles, impacts, and management measures. Emphasis on integrated pest management. Special fee. 3 lec./1 lab.

HT 240 - Introduction to Floral Design
Credits: 2.00
Basic arrangements, including symmetrical and asymmetrical, circular, triangular, and line pieces; and the basic corsage designs used by florists. Application of principles to designs during laboratory sessions. Special fee. 1 lec/1 lab.

HT 244 - Advanced Floral Design
Credits: 2.00
Color and its use; planning both wedding and sympathy floral pieces; comparing traditional and contemporary design techniques and materials; construction of bridal bouquets and other essential bridal designs, sympathy pieces and tropical/dried floral pieces during lab sessions. Prereq: HT 240 or permission. Special fee. 1 lec/1 lab.

HT 250 - Flower Show Design and Construction
Credits: 1.00
Design, construction, and maintenance of the Thompson School horticultural exhibit at a public flower show. May be repeated. Special fee. 1 rec.

HT 251 - Introduction to Design Communication
Credits: 2.00
Introduction to methods of communicating garden and landscape design. Lab work covers selected 2-D and 3-D tools and techniques, including instrumental drawing, modeling, and computer-aided drafting and design (CADD). Special fee. Prereq: TSAS 205, Computers in the Workplace. 1 lec/1 lab.

HT 252 - Landscape Lighting Design and Installation
Credits: 2.00
Creating outdoor "rooms" is a hot trend in landscaping. Class starts with design elements that are functional, aesthetically pleasing while minimizing light pollution and electrical usage. Learn various lighting options from LED to other low-voltage systems and their unique technical installation requirements plus how to prepare a good cost estimate. Landscape lighting provides exterior security, comfort and adds visually to the landscape canvas for both private and commercial properties.

HT 253 - "Pond-less" Water Feature Design and Installation
Credits: 2.00
A major trend in landscape design is the use of water features that range from simple recirculating pond to major waterfalls and fountains. Class starts with the design principles of "pond-less" features and expands to proper installation techniques. Determining water flow, recirculation rates, appropriate pump requirements and filter techniques are critical to a fully functioning feature. Explore differences between "pond-less" and eco-system ponds. Class culminates in the design and installation of a complete system.

HT 254 - Irrigation Design
Credits: 3.00
Design, installation, and operation of irrigation systems in the greenhouse, nursery, field crops, and landscape. Special fee. 1 lec/1 lab.

HT 256 - Horticultural Pruning
Credits: 2.00
Basic pruning techniques for fruits and ornamentals: apples, peaches, raspberries, blueberries, grapes; deciduous and evergreen shrubs and trees; herbaceous materials. Prereq: HT 205 or equivalent. Special fee. 1 lec/1 lab.

HT 257 - Woody Landscape Plants
Credits: 3.00
Identification, morphology and classification of Woody Plant Materials of importance in ornamental horticulture in the Northeast including deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs, vines and groundcovers. Woody plant selection for landscape situations. Special fee. Prereq: HT 205. 2 lec/1 lab.

HT 258 - Herbaceous Ornamental Plants
Credits: 2.00
A comprehensive study of herbaceous ornamental plants including morphology, classification, identification, and usage of common perennials, annuals, ferns, ornamental grasses, herbs, and bulbs used in the Northeast. Production, installation, and maintenance of herbaceous ornamentals is also included. Prereq: HT 205 or permission. Special fee. 1 lec/1 lab.

HT 259 - Winter Identification of Landscape Trees in the Northeast
Credits: 2.00
Winter landscape tree morphology and identification. This on-line course begins with introductory lectures on winter landscape tree morphology and Family characteristics. Students then learn how to identify more than 60 common deciduous landscape trees by watching videos which show each plant's winter identification characteristics. Students evaluated through on-line quizzes and a photographed twig collection. Digital camera required. No campus visit, but students need to be geographically located in the Northeast for access to trees. Prereq: FORT 261 or HT 257 or NR 425 or PBIO 566.

HT 260 - Grounds Maintenance
Credits: 2.00
Introduction to the principles and practices (i.e. weed identification/management, turf maintenance, pruning) of maintaining public and private grounds--residential, commercial, institutional, recreational. Special fee. 1 lec/1 lab.

HT 263 - Landscape Construction
Credits: 4.00
Materials and methods of landscape construction: grading and drainage, site preparation, transplanting, turf installation, pavements, walls, and retaining walls, wood structures. Introduction to construction drawings, specifications, estimating, and bidding. Special fee. Prereq: HT 205, 215. 4 lec.

HT 266 - Garden Design and Culture
Credits: 2.00
Design, installation, and maintenance of flower gardens in New England. Includes perennial, annual, herb, bulb, and combination gardens. Also covers business aspects of gardening, including estimating. Field trips. Coreq: HT 258. Special fee. 3 lec/1 lab/7 wks.
Co-requisites: HT 258

HT 270 - Grounds Management
Credits: 2.00
Grounds management with emphasis on field organization and project supervision. Special fee. Prereq: HT 260. 1 lec/4-hr. Lab/7 wks. May be repeated for a maximum of four (4) credits.

HT 272 - Landscape Design Studio
Credits: 4.00
Principles of residential and commercial landscape design: site analysis, spatial organization, graphics and drafting, use of landscape fixtures and plant materials, final plans and specifications, cost estimates. Special fee. Prereq: HT 257 and 263. 2 lec/4-hr lab.

HT 275 - Floricultural Crop Production
Credits: 2.00
Leading cut-flower crops, potted plants, and bulbous crops, including cultural requirements, crop timing, harvesting procedures, distribution systems, and marketing principles. Special fee. Prereq: permission. 2 lec/1 lab.

HT 276 - Bedding Plant Production
Credits: 2.00
Bedding plant production, cultural requirements, crop timing, marketing principles. Includes common annuals, perennials, vegetables, and herbs of the Northeast. Field trips. Special fee. Prereq: permission. 3 lec/1 lab/7 wks.

HT 286 - Fruit and Vegetable Production
Credits: 3.00
Tree fruits (apple, pears, and peaches) small fruits (strawberries, raspberries, grapes and blueberries) and vegetables grown in New England will be covered. Information will emphasize the growing, maintenance and the marketing of fruits and vegetables from the garden center perspective. Special fee. 2 lec/1 lab.

HT 291 - Studies
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
Students who have the ability and adequate preparation to work independently may propose a contract to design a course or research project on a new topic not available through existing course offerings. The purpose of this research is to explore new areas in the student's field of study or to pursue course material in greater depth. Work is supervised by an appropriate faculty/staff member and credit varies depending on the proposed project/research. Areas may include floriculture, floral design, nursery, landscape, and horticultural therapy. Permission required. Course may be repeated up to a maximum of 6 credits.

HT 292 - Studies
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
Students who have the ability and adequate preparation to work independently may propose a contract to design a course or research project on a new topic not available through existing course offerings. The purpose of this research is to explore new areas in the student's field of study or to pursue course material in greater depth. Work is supervised by an appropriate faculty/staff member and credit varies depending on the proposed project/research. Areas may include floriculture, floral design, nursery, landscape, and horticultural therapy. Permission required. Course may be repeated up to a maximum of 6 credits.

HT 293 - Field Operations
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
Seven-week or fourteen-week modules of field experience in selected areas of horticulture under the supervision of an appropriate member of the faculty/staff. A student may enroll in two modules per term. A) Floriculture; B) Floral Design; C) Nursery and Garden; D) Landscape; E) Horticultural Therapy. Special fee. Prereq: permission of instructor and student's adviser.

HT 294 - Field Operations
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
Seven-week or fourteen-week modules of field experience in selected areas of horticulture under the supervision of an appropriate member of the faculty/staff. A student may enroll in two modules per term. A) Floriculture; B) Floral Design; C) Nursery and Garden; D) Landscape; E) Horticultural Therapy. Special fee. Prereq: permission of instructor and student's adviser.

HT 297 - Horticultural Work Experience
Credits: 2.00
A guided work experience in a student-selected area of horticulture, providing both a broad overview and a detailed understanding of work in the field. Contracting with an employer for 480 hours of career-oriented work, the student is assigned a wide variety of duties and responsibilities typical of that business or organization. Students maintain a detailed reflective journal of the experience, a portfolio-based summary report, and thorough self-evaluations. Cr/F.

HT 404 - Plant Propagation
Credits: 4.00
Reproduction of plants for horticultural purposes by sexual and asexual methods. Seeds, cuttings, separation, division, layering, grafting, budding, and in vitro propagation. Special fee. Prereq: HORT 207 or permission. 2 lec/1 lab.

HT 415 - Soils and Land Use
Credits: 2.00
Introduction to soils with emphasis on physical, morphological, chemical, and biological characteristics and their applications in horticultural land use decisions. Includes soil genesis and classification and soil survey use. Special fee. 3 rec/1 lab/7 wks.

HT 417 - Soils and Plant Nutrition
Credits: 2.00
Role of nutrition in plant health care. Macro- and micro-nutrient needs, nutrition deficiency symptoms, soil testing, and fertilizer application techniques in both soil and soil-less media. Special fee. 3 rec/1 lab/7 wks.

HT 488 - Horticultural Business Management
Credits: 4.00
Business principles and practices in the formation, operation, and growth of horticultural enterprises. An introduction to marketing, accounting, personnel, and operation management. 4 lec.