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Horticulture Management

Principles and elements of floral art with an emphasis on commercial design. Topics include basic design styles and color harmonies, identification, use, and care of processing of cut flowers and foliage, mechanical aids and containers, personal flowers, holiday designs, and plant identification and care. History of floral art in society. 32 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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An in-depth coverage of advanced floral design practices for the retail floral industry. Topics include contemporary floral arrangement styles and trends. Advanced study of floral design as an art form in contrast to a commercial florist operation; interpretive expression of design principles and color stressed along with international design styles. 32 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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A study of herbaceous plant material. Topics include practices and procedures used in the identification, growth, propagation, maintenance, and utilization of herbaceous plants in the horticulture industry. 32 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Instruction in the identification and classification of the plants used in home and commercial interior landscapes. Topics include design characteristics for interiorscapes and environmental requirements of the plants. 32 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Study of the identification, characteristics, cultural requirements, and landscape uses of native and adapted plants. 32 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Study of woody plant materials used in the horticulture industry. Topics include identification, characteristics, adaptation, cultural requirements, pest and disease problems, and use in the landscape. 32 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Coverage of irrigation systems including equipment, design, performance, and maintenance. Topics include residential and small business applications, troubleshooting, repair, and technological advances in irrigation systems. 32 lecture hours + 32 lab hours

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A course in computer-aided landscape design. Emphasis on the application of design concepts and techniques using software. Prerequisite: HALT1422 (Landscape Design). 32 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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An organic approach to plant production, pest management, soil fertility, and plant health. Emphasis on sustainability, xeriscaping and landscaping using native plants as well as creating wildlife landscapes. 32 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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A study of the principles and elements of landscape design. Topics include client interview, site analysis, plan view, scale, plant selection, basic drawing and drafting skills, and plan preparation. 48 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. 16 lecture hours + 160 practicum hours

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Production of crops within the greenhouse environment. Topics include growing techniques, environmental control, crop rotation, scheduling, preparation for sale, and marketing. 32 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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A study of commercial and home cultivated food crops including various vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Topics address planting, maintenance, harvest, and storage of the various crops. 32 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Fundamentals of greenhouse construction and operation. Topics include architectural styles, construction materials, environmental systems and controls, growing media, fertilizers, post-harvest handling, marketing, and business management. 32 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Instruction in small farming techniques with emphasis on horticulture science including comprehensive and profitable guidelines. Topics include herbs, fruits, nut, and vegetable crops. 32 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Structure, growth, and development of horticultural plants from a practical and scientific approach. Environmental effects, basic principles of propagation, greenhouse and outdoor production, nutrition, pruning, chemical control, of growth, pest control, and landscaping. 48 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Last updated: 06/29/2017