Agriculture

If you enjoy being outdoors, growing plants, and designing landscapes then consider studying agriculture/horticulture at Cumberland where you will be taught how to succeed within the dynamic agriculture/horticultural industry.

In this program, students learn propagating, growing and maintaining of agricultural and horticultural crops. Graduates may choose from a variety of career related fields such as greenhouse, nursery, orchard and garden center management, or sales for retail and wholesale companies.

Year 1
Fall Semester

AG 105  Introduction to Agricultural Science (3 cr)
BI 101  General Biology (4 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr)*

Spring Semester
CH 101  General Chemistry I (4 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr) or
EN 103  Technical Writing (3 cr)
OH 103  Plant Science (4 cr)
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr)

Summer
AG 207  Agricultural Pest Control (4 cr)
OH 109  Research/Internship (1 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

AG 201  Agricultural Marketing (3 cr)
OH 201  Introduction to Soil Science (4 cr)
General Education Diversity Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester
OH 104  Plant Propagation (3 cr)
OH 204  Greenhouse Management (4 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective (2 or 4 cr)

Total Credits  63

Agribusiness Program Electives
AG 102  Equipment Operations (2 cr)
AG 203  Fruit Production (3 cr)
AG 206  Vegetable Production (3 cr)
OH 106  Plant Materials (3 cr)
OH 108  Herbaceous Plants (3 cr)
OH 202  Landscape Design I (4 cr)
OH 203  Turf Management (3 cr)
OH 208  Nursery Management (3 cr)

*A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

This program allows students to take courses in business and economics and prepares students for employment in the area of marketing agricultural products.

Year 1
Fall Semester

AG 105  Introduction to Agricultural Science (3 cr)
BI 101  General Biology (4 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr) *

Spring Semester
CH 101  General Chemistry I (4 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr) or
EN 103  Technical Writing (3 cr)
OH 103  Plant Science (4 cr)
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective

Summer
AG 207  Agricultural Pest Control (4 cr)
OH 109  Research/Internship (1 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

AG 201  Agricultural Marketing (3 cr)
OH 201  Introduction to Soil Science (4 cr)
General Education Diversity Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective

Spring Semester
OH 104  Plant Propagation (3 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr)

Total Credits  63

* Program Electives
AC 103  Accounting Principles (4 cr)
BU 106  Introduction to Management (3 cr)
BU 115  Introduction to Business (3 cr)
BU 207  Introduction to Marketing (3 cr)
BU 209  Small Business Management (3 cr)
EC 201  Principles of Macroeconomics (3 cr)

*A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

In this program, students gain the knowledge needed to grow and market agriculture and ornamental horticulture crops and it prepares them for employment opportunities in agriculture or ornamental horticulture commercial businesses.

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Year 1
Fall Semester

AG 201  Agricultural Marketing (3 cr)
AG 207  Agricultural Pest Control (4 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective

Spring Semester
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr) or
EN 103  Technical Writing (3 cr)
OH 103  Plant Science (4 cr)
OH 104  Plant Propagation (3 cr)
OH 201  Introduction to Soil Science (4 cr)
OH 204  Greenhouse Management (4 cr)

Total Credits  34

Program Electives
AG 203  Fruit Production (3 cr)
AG 206  Vegetable Production (3 cr)
OH 130  Indentification of Interior Plants (3 cr)
OH 208  Nursery Production (3 cr)

*A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

This program prepares students on the growing and breeding of plants as well as maintaining productive soils. Students may choose from a variety of career areas that include landscaping, landscape design, golf course management, garden center operation, and nursery or greenhouse management.

Year 1
Fall Semester

AG 105  Introduction to Agricultural Science (3 cr)
BI 101  General Biology (4 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr) *

Spring Semester
CH 101  General Chemistry I (4 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr) or
EN 103  Technical Writing (3 cr)
OH 103  Plant Science (3 cr)
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr)

Summer
AG 207  Agricultural Pest Control (4 cr)
OH 109  Research/Internship (1 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

AG 201  Agricultural Marketing (3 cr)
OH 201  Introduction to Soil Science (4 cr)
General Education Diversity Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester
OH 104  Plant Propagation (3 cr)
OH 204  Greenhouse Management (4 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective (2 cr)

Total Credits  63

Program Electives
AG 102  Equipment Operations (2 cr)
OH 106  Plant Materials (3 cr)
OH 108  Herbacious Plants (3 cr)
OH 130  Identification of Interior Plants (3 cr)
OH 202  Landscape Design I (4 cr)
OH 203  Turf Management (3 cr)
OH 206  Landscape Construction (3 cr)

*A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

Students in this program learn the basics of growing flowers, gain experience in floral design and can potentially work as floral designers and florists.

Year 1
Fall Semester
BU 207  Introduction to Marketing (3 cr)
OH 103  Plant Science (4 cr)
OH 104  Plant Propagation (3 cr)
OH 121  Floral Design (3 cr)

Spring Semester
BU 209  Small Business Management (3 cr)
OH 108  Herbaceous Plants (3 cr)
OH 122  Floral Design II (3 cr)
OH 204  Greenhouse Management (4 cr)

Total Credits  26
 

This program prepares students for the Certified Landscape Technician (CLT) program sponsored by the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association (NJLCA). This is a nationwide certification examination process underwritten by the American Landscape Contractors Association (ALCA).

Year 1
Fall Semester

AG 102  Equipment Operations and Management (2 cr)
OH 103  Plant Science (4 cr)
OH 106  Plant Materials (3 cr)

Spring Semester
OH 109  Internship (1 cr)
OH 201  Introduction to Soil Science (4 cr)
OH 203  Turfgrass Management (3 cr)
OH 206  Landscape Management (2 cr)

Total Credits  19
 

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