Introduction to Horticulture
This program offers training in horticultural tasks including: plant identification, plant propagation, growing potted seasonal and foliage plants, basic floral design, landscape appreciation, growing and selling bedding plants, tool and equipment identification and proper usage, safety in the work place.
This program offers training in Floriculture. This course offers an expanded study of floral design, which begins in the Horticulture Science course. Course content covers career opportunities, floral design foundations, design applications, and the marketing of floral products. Specific design styles to be examined include mass, mass-line, line vase, wedding, balloons, holiday, and personal adornment arrangements.
Plant Production and Management
Students enrolled in this course learn the operating procedures for a greenhouse. Units of instruction include developing plant production facilities, science application in plant production, and identification of plants. Business management and marketing skills are emphasized to prepare students for careers in the greenhouse plant production and management industry.
In this course, students develop the necessary knowledge, skills, habits, and attitudes for entry-level employment and advancement in areas such as landscape design, landscape construction, and landscape maintenance. They receive instruction in sketching and drawing, analyzing a landscape site, designing for function and aesthetics, identifying and selecting landscape plants, purchasing and installing plants, and maintaining the landscape by watering, fertilizing, mulching, pruning, and controlling pests.