APPLIED HORTICULTURE/LANDSCAPE DESIGN (5364/6)
FULL YEAR - 2 HOURS /2 CREDITS
The Applied Horticulture course is designed to be an introduction to horticulture and landscaping industries. Students are given the opportunity to develop skills in horticulture and landscaping by learning about plant biology, care, processing, and investigating products used by professionals in the industry. Skills will be developed through practical, hands-on experience, and classroom instruction in Botany Fundamentals, Growing Methods/Crop Production, Soil & Growing Media, Plant Nutrition, Integrated Pest Management, Greenhouse Industry Skills, Career Success, Safety, and Leadership. All students will earn an OSHA-10 certification. Emphasis on hands-on activities include outdoor planting, assisting in maintenance of sports fields, growing vegetables and flowers in the greenhouse, designing landscapes around the school properties, and enhancing landscapes around the school properties. Field trips will allow students to get a first-hand look at the ever-expanding field of horticulture and opportunities for employment. Students have an opportunity to become members of FFA and compete at state level competitions. The course is a two-hour block for one year in length.