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Agriculture-Horticulture (AGH)

Covers the principles of mathematics as they relate to basic horticulture problems. This course will include both turfgrass and landscaping related material.
 
This course introduces students to basic horticulture. Includes plant anatomy and physiology, plant classification and identification, and basic plant care.
 
Students will learn the basics about the turfgrass industry, different varieties of grasses and the care to maintain a healthy, attractive looking lawn.
 
Introduces the students to identification and collecting of weeds in turfgrass, nurseries, parks, and greenhouses. Students will learn the different life cycles of weeds and proper timing to control them.
 
Teaches students the various trees and evergreens hardy to Zone 4. Emphasis will be placed on Latin names and identification techniques of the plant material commonly used in the horticulture and landscaping industry.
 
Students will know the identification, characteristics, and growing of annuals and shrubs. Emphasis will be placed on Latin names and identification techniques of the plant material commonly used in the horticulture and landscaping industry.
 
Introduces the students to the various perennials. Emphasis will be placed on Latin and common names and identification techniques of the plant material commonly used in horticulture and landscape usages.
 
Students will learn proper care and maintenance of the college grounds by using appropriate horticulture practices. Students will be introduced to specialized equipment, operation, preventative maintenance, daily and minor repairs.
 
Landscape Construction is designed to give students practical lab experience with classroom instruction in the Horticulture industry. Emphasis will be in the practical side with mainly hands-on experience.
 
Landscape Design Techniques is an introduction to the design tools and techniques used in landscape design.  The topics include the use of scales, landscape symbols, design layout, and bed design techniques.  Emphasis is placed on the design principles for preparing, evaluating and selling landscape plans.
 
Residential Landscape Design is designed to teach the basic principles and skills of designing a landscape in using the proper plans, hardscapes, scales, balance, and many other principles to complete and sell a landscape design.  Landscape design offers many exciting, challenging, and rewarding opportunities.  Students in this class will examine the basic elements of residential and small commercial landscape design and will have the opportunity to prepare a number of designs using various formats.
 
Familiarize the students with the basics of the irrigation system and the components involved. Some of the components include:  heads, valves, controllers, pipes, and other accessories used in an irrigation system, plus troubleshooting.
 
Is designed to give students both practical lab experience and classroom instruction. Emphasis will be in the practical side with mainly hands-on experience. 
 
Certification training in pest identification, control methods, pesticides and laws of the categories of ornamental and turf for a commercial applicators license. Prepare students to pass the core test and categories.
 
Introduction of turfgrass management techniques utilized in the operation of a golf course. The various components studied include tee boxes, fairways, rough, greens and bunkers. Students learn how golf courses are managed in theory and practice.
 
Closely supervised period of on-the-job training in a business related to horticulture.
 
Closely supervised period of on-the-job training in a business related to horticulture.
 

Introduces the students to various careers available within the horticulture fields through speakers from different occupations and by touring different businesses in the industry. 

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