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Horticulture I

Valees# 18051A001

Credits: 2-1/2

Grades: 11,12

Fee: $25.00

 

Horticulture II

Valees# 18054A001

Credits: 2-1/2

Grades: 12

Fee: $25.00

 

Instructor Info

 

Brooke Heinsohn

(630)365-5113   Ext.71450

Brooke.Heinsohn@kaneland.org

Horticulture

Program Description

The Horticulture program prepares students to plant, grow, and care for flowers, shrubs, trees and houseplants. Students will learn how to price, market, and sell horticultural products and services. Landscape design and floral design techniques are taught and practiced through school projects and competitions. Plant science and emerging biotechnology techniques will support the curriculum.

 

This program is for you if you:

  • Like growing plants and flowers

  • Like working with nature

  • Like working with people

  • Like working outside

  • Are interested in nursery/greenhouse operations

  • Are interested in landscaping/turf management

  • Are interested in floral design

  • Are interested in Agricultural Sciences

 

Horticulture I

Grades: 11,12

Prerequisite: None

2-1/2 Total Credits

VALEES #: 18051A001

This course offers instruction in landscaping, greenhouse, indoor plant care, floral design and tissue culture. Units of study during the first semester include plant science, landscape maintenance and pruning, landscape design and installation, and holiday floral design and sales. Second semester features greenhouse crops, care and handling of cut flowers, floral design, tissue culture, propagation, marketing and sales. This is a project-based course, so students will be able to work on horticulture projects in their area of interest. Improving computer and workplace skills will be a focus. Participation in FFA activities (high school agriculture student organization) and SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) projects is an integral course component for leadership development, career exploration and reinforcement of academic concepts.

Fee: $25.00

 

Horticulture II

Grade: 12

Prerequisite: Horticulture I and teacher recommendation.

2-1/2 Credits

VALEES #: 18054A001

This course focuses on the landscape, nursery and turf segments of the horticulture industry. Units of study include identifying landscape plants, designing landscape plans using computer design programs, hardscape construction techniques, and installing landscape plants. Agribusiness units will cover calculating prices for work, managing a horticulture business, advertising and sales. Improving computer and workplace skills will be a focus. Participation in FFA (high school agriculture student organization) activities and SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) projects is an integral course component for leadership development, career exploration and reinforcement of academic concepts.

Fee: $25.00

 

IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED:

 

FVCC HORTICULTURE PROGRAM

You could qualify for a position such as:

Nursery Worker

Golf Course Worker

Fertilizer Plant Worker

Landscape Worker

Grounds Keeper

Floral Shop Worker

 

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

You could qualify for a position such as:

Landscape Designer

Florist

Garden Center Manager

Greens Assistant-Superintendent

 

BACCALAUREATE DEGREE

You could qualify for a position such as:

Green House Manager

Nursery Manager

Greens Superintendent

Landscape Architect

Certified Arborist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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