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Agricultural Technology Management & Education: Agricultural Technology Management Emphasis: Ornamental Landscape/Horticult

Bachelor of Science

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This program provides course work in the basic sciences, technical agriculture, teaching principles and techniques, and communication skills. Students may choose an option in agricultural technology management or teaching. The Ornamental Landscape Option prepares students for careers related to the growing and management of ornamental landscapes. An internship experience is expected to be completed. Students completing this path also get hands-on experience which includes welding, plasma cutting, woodworking, electrical wiring, equipment operation, plumbing, irrigation, concrete, surveying, and small gas engines.

Major Details

College: College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: http://cals.arizona.edu/aed/
Math Required:

Moderate

    The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 110 (Collegiate Algebra). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include LING 178 (The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics), MATH 114 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
Moderate
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
GE Moderate Math Strand 3
CHEM 151 General Chemistry I 4
AGTM 100 Principles and Practices of Agricultural Mechanization 3
AED 195A Freshman Colloquium 1
2nd Semester
STATISTICS 3
ENGL 102 First-Year Composition 3
First Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
MCB 181R Introductory Biology I 3
MCB 181L Introductory Biology Laboratory I 1
SWES 200 Soils 3
SWES 201 Soils Laboratory 1
AGTM 350 Applications in Agricultural Mechanics 3
AED 301 Youth Leadership Development 3
4th Semester
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
ECOL 182R Introductory Biology II 3
ECOL 182L Introductory Biology II Lab 1
Second Semester Second Language 4
AGTM 330 or AGTM 351 3
5th Semester
ENGL 307 or ENGL 308 3
Tier II General Education 3
ANS/PLS 312 3
ENTOMOLOGY 3
AGTM 422 Communicating Knowledge in Agriculture and the Life Sciences 3
6th Semester
AGTM 437 Methods of Facilitating Learning 3
Tier II General Education 3
SWES 316 Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition 3
Advanced Animal/Plant Science 3
Economics and Business 3
7th Semester
EMPHASIS COURSE 3
AGTM 493 Internship 3
Agricultural Elective 3
ELECTIVE 3
8th Semester
EMPHASIS COURSE 3
Tier II General Education 3
EMPHASIS COURSE 3
EMPHASIS COURSE 3
Economics and Business 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

The knowledge of science, technical agriculture, management strategies, and economics, as well as the hands-on technical experience with welding, plasma cutting, woodworking, electrical wiring, equipment operation, plumbing, irrigation, concrete, surveying, and small gas engines gained from a degree in Agricultural Technology Management in the Ornamental Landscape concentration provides a strong foundation for careers in landscaping management, planning, and consulting. Graduates in Ornamental Landscape might work for landscaping plant and flower growers, botanical gardens, university and hospital campuses, or as small business owners.

Potential Career Areas

  • Ornamental Crop Production
  • Management
  • Consulting
  • Landscaping
  • Groundskeeping
  • Seed Production
  • Small Business Ownership
  • Purchasing
  • Education
  • Manufacturing

Sample Employers

  • Campuses
  • Office Parks
  • Sports Stadiums
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Development Firms
  • Consulting Firms
  • Landscaping Firms
  • Private Contracting/Small Business Ownership

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Horticultural Technician $17,550 - $23,940
Landscaper $17,550 - $23,940
Lawn and Gardening Service Owner $16,560 - $52,610
Plant Nursery Manager $31,700 - $69,300
Landscape Designer $38,450 - $64,180
Agricultural Consultant $34,750 - $58,610
Soil Conservation Technician $23,442 - $57,084
Contract Administrator $32,770 - $113,150
Crop Management Advisor $25,420 - $46,370
Groundskeeping Supervisor $23,940 - $37,300