Nursery/Greenhouse Technician (PPS1) Technical Certificate of Credit
(Standalone & Embedded in Horticulture Diploma & Degree)
Prepare graduates for challenging careers in the expanding field of Landscaping and Garden Centers.
Entrance date: Each semester
Program admission requirements:
Minimum Test Scores
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Credits required for graduation: 17
|Courses 17 credits|
|HORT 1000Horticulture Science
Introduces the fundamentals of plant science and horticulture as a career field. Emphasis will be placed on an industry overview; plant morphology; plant physiology; environmental factors affecting horticulture practices; soil physical and chemical properties; fertilizer elements and analysis; and basic propagation techniques.
|HORT 1010Woody Ornamental Plant Identification
Provides the basis for a fundamental understanding of the taxonomy, identification, and culture requirements of woody plants. Topics include: introduction to woody plants, classification of woody plants, and woody plant identification and culture requirements.
|HORT 1020Herbaceous Plant Identification
Emphasizes the identification,selection,and cultural requirements of herbaceous plants. Topics include: introduction to herbaceous plants, plant classification and nomenclature of herbaceous plants, herbaceous plant identification and culture requirements and seasonal color management.
|HORT 1030Greenhouse Management
This course helps to prepare students for a career in the management of commercial greenhouses, conservatories and institutional greenhouses. Emphasis is placed on greenhouse construction; operation and management; regulating and controlling the environment; applying cultural practices as they affect plant physiological processes and influence plant growth and development; and management of a greenhouse business.
|HORT 1050Nursery Production and Management
Develops skills necessary to propagate and produce both container and field grown nursery stock. Topics include: industry overview, facility design, propagation techniques and environment, field grown and container production, and managerial functions for nursery production.
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