Germanna Community College will be closed on Friday, February 5th for College Learning Day.  

Purpose: This program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in the field of horticulture, as well as provide further knowledge and advancement opportunities for those who are presently working in this field. The program also provides scientifically-based knowledge to persons with a personal interest in horticulture

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the College, all entering students will be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses.

Articulation: Individuals successfully completing this Career Studies Certificate program may continue their studies to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Horticulture Technology at either Northern Virginia Community College or J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.


Program RequirementsCredits

HRT 110Principles of Horticulture3

HRT 127Horticultural Botany3

HRT 207Plant Pest Management3

ElectivesThree courses from HRT 137, HRT 245, HRT 246 and HRT 2997-9

Total Minimum Credits16-18


HRT 137Environmental Factors in Plant Growth3

HRT 245Woody Plants3

HRT 246Herbaceous Plants3

HRT 299Supervised Study1

Suggested Scheduling: It is recommended that students start the program with HRT110