The Ohio State Univ.'s Agricultural Technical Institute is a 2-year institution within the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. For over 20 years the school on the Wooster campus has offered technical programs in ornamental horticulture and floriculture leading to the Associate of Applied Science degree. Enrollment in the programs of Floral Design and Marketing, Greenhouse Management, Landscape Contracting, and Construction, Nursery Management, and Turfgrass Management is near 350 students. During the past year, a new program was developed with the primary purpose of serving those students who wish to transfer into a baccalaureate program within the college. Students are granted an Associate of Science degree in Horticulture upon completion of the curriculum requirements at the technical college. Those following this track have a unique opportunity for exposure to two different learning situations. They can progress toward their goal without loss of credit. The curriculum allows students to explore several areas of horticulture before commitment to their specialty. Beginning students have the advantage of a small campus with an active learning assistance program.