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Horticulture
  • Course Description

         The secondary pathway in Horticulture prepares individuals for entry-level employment or continuing education in a wide variety of fields in the horticulture industry. Students enrolled in the program participate in a variety of instructional activities including lectures, discussions, laboratory experiences at the school, and work-based learning activities in the field such as field trips and shadowing experiences. Students also receive supplementary instruction and reinforcement of learning through activities in youth organizations. Topics covered in the 2-year program include plant structure and growth; plant propagation; pest management; floristry; greenhouse crops and management; olericulture; plantscaping; landscape design, installation, and management; and turfgrass management.  Student competencies and suggested objectives in the curriculum framework have been correlated to the knowledge and skill statements listed in Career Cluster Resources for Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, as published by the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education.   Upon completion of the course, students also receive 2 Science credits and a weighted grade of 1.10.


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