Horticulture Transfer AS

Last updated 8/18/2015

Associate in Science Code 1539

Program Contacts:
East Campus
Recruiter, 309-854-1724
Jeff Hawes, 309-854-1835, hawesj@bhc.edu
Jason Grice, 309-854-1839, gricej@bhc.edu


Students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate program with a major in horticulture have the opportunity to enroll in the Horticulture Transfer program at Black Hawk College East Campus. This program enables students to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in horticulture including the general education requirements. The Horticulture Transfer program is part of the nationally recognized agriculture programs at Black Hawk College East Campus.

All Black Hawk College transfer courses have been articulated with the four Illinois universities that offer degrees in agriculture including Illinois State, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and Western Illinois University.

These articulation agreements allow students completing an Associate’s degree to easily transfer to these four-year institutions. Many graduates who complete agriculture related degrees at the East Campus have also successfully transferred to universities throughout the nation such as Purdue, Iowa State, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Colorado Sate and Texas A & M.

Students should work closely with an academic advisor to plan a two-year program designed to meet degree requirements or contact the transfer institution.

Horticulture Transfer AS
Associate in Science Code 1539
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
First Semester
AG 100 — Introduction to Agriculture (1)
ENG 101 — Composition I (3)
HORT 284 — Intro to Horticulture Science (3)
1HORT/AG Elective (2)
Humanities  Elective (3)
3Life Science Elective (4)
Social & Behavioral Science Elective (3)

Second Semester
ENG 102 — Composition II (3)
SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech Communications (3)
3Life Science Elective (4)
Mathematics Elective (3)

Third Semester
Fine Arts Elective (3)
1HORT/AG Elective (3)
Mathematics  or  Computer Science Elective (3)
Non-Western Studies Elective (3)
2Physical Science Elective (4)

Fourth Semester
1HORT/AG Elective (3)
Humanities  or  Fine Arts Elective (3)
2Physical Science Elective (4)
Social & Behavioral Science Electives (3)
Social & Behavioral Science Electives (3)

Minimum total hours required for degree (64)

1Suggested HORT/AG electives include: HORT 191, HORT 193, HORT 198, AG 281, AG 282, AG 283, AG 289.
2Suggested Physical Science electives include: CHEM 101, CHEM 102.
3Suggested Life Science electives include: BIOL 108, BIOL 211

Courses for this program include: »

AG 100 Introduction to Agriculture
1 cr. hr.;
1 lecture hour; 0 lab hours per week.

A study of agriculture in our modern society. Emphasis on leadership development, educational goals and employment opportunities. Brief orientation to the College and agriculture division.

ENG 101 Composition I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: ACT English score of 22 or above; or appropriate COMPASS score; or English 091 “C” or better.
English 101 is designed for students who are competent in the fundamentals of composition. Students will write essays using a variety of expository strategies and will apply standard techniques of documentation when appropriate. IAI: C1 900

ENG 102 Composition II
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: English 101 “C” or better.
English 102 is a continuation of English 101, is a required composition course that involves reading, discussion, and analysis of a body of literature to generate ideas for critical and persuasive papers, including one documented research paper. IAI: C1 901R (Grade of “C” or higher required for this course to be eligible to be included in the IAI General Education Core Curriculum.)

HORT 284 Intro to Horticultural Science
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
An introduction to the principles and practices involved in the development, production and use of horticultural crops (fruits, vegetables, greenhouse, turf, nursery, floral and landscape). IAI: AG 905

SPEC 101 Principles of Speech Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
The oral communication course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. The oral communication course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking and speaking. IAI: C2 900