• GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT
    One Semester: 0.5 credit (may be repeated with Teacher permission)
    Credit for Graduation: CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Level: 10—12 Technical
    College Credit: Yes
    Certification: Precision Exam – Greenhouse Management

    This is primarily a project based class. You will learn about greenhouse management and build model greenhouses. You will learn many of the skills necessary to manage the plants in the second semester. We will learn about perennials, how to make bulbs bloom in February, and will get the opportunity to make Christmas Wreaths. In addition, you will learn the skills necessary to grow a greenhouse full of plants. Students that take this class are often the group managers in the Greenhouse Operations class. Students will learn basic plant care, physiology of plants, and grow plants hydroponically. Greenhouse Management students will be able to take full advantage of the opportunities provided by the FFA. The Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event gives students the opportunity to travel and expand their skills in the plants industry.

    GREENHOUSE OPERATION
    One Semester: 0.5 credit (may be repeated with Teacher permission)
    Credit for Graduation: CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Level: 10—12 Technical
    College Credit: Yes
    Certification: Precision Exam – Greenhouse Management

    Why sit in class when you can learn and be active. This class is 80% active, “hands-on” activity that is fun, interactive and rewarding. In Greenhouse Operations, you will have the opportunity to raise plants for a $20,000 plant sale and learn important sales skills. You make the management decisions on plant care and greenhouse management as you work to raise the plants. When the sale starts you will be overwhelmed by all the people that come to the sale and positive comments about the plants you grew. In addition, you learn some valuable, lifelong skills in America’s number one hobby. You will learn basic plant care, physiology of plants and how to diagnose plant problems, determine plant selections, planting schedules and wholesale operations. You will also develop nursery plants as part of the greenhouse industry. FFA is integrated through course activities.

    LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION
    One Semester: 0.5 credit (may be repeated with Teacher permission)
    Credit for Graduation: CTE, Art or Elective
    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Level: 9—12
    College Credit: No
    Certification: Precision Exam – Landscape

    In this class you will learn about pruning and the growing field of Turf and Golf Management. You will also be asked to design and install different areas of campus including our land lab with new landscape materials. The course will touch on irrigation, waterfalls, pavers, and flagstone pathways. By obtaining the listed skill set, you will have highly employable skills that can be applied to help pay for college or apply to a career in the horticulture industry. This class provides students the ability to take full advantage of the opportunities provided by the FFA and enter class projects for fair premiums. The Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event gives students the chance to travel and expand their skills in the plant

    LANDSCAPE DESIGN
    One Semester: 0.5 credit (may be repeated with Teacher permission)
    Credit for Graduation: CTE, Art or Elective
    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Level: 9—12
    College Credit: No
    Certification: Precision Exam – Landscape

    Students will spend amble amount of time perfecting their landscape design principles, by learning how to draw houses, symbols, walkways, trees, and shrubs. Students will also walk away with the ability to design a landscape that eye appealing and follows all landscape principles. Students will learn plant selection, landscape planning and layout. Students will design a real landscape and choose the correct plants. The design can be exhibited at local fairs for a chance to earn premium points. Students will gain an understanding about the variety of landscape plants and learn how to identify different species. Students who choose to stay in second semester, often become group leaders for the larger landscape projects.

    Advanced students may use the industry standard Pro Landscape computer design program. This class provides students the ability to take full advantage of the opportunities provided by the FFA. The Nursery/ Landscape Career Development Event gives students the chance to travel and expand their skills in the plant industry.