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Horticulture II

8193-8194 Horticulture II Grades 11 12 1 credit
Prerequisite: Horticulture I. This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the Horticulture industry. Emphasis is placed on information and skills needed to pass following current and future state licensing tests: Horticulture Services, Landscape Contracting, Certified Nursery Professional, and Retail Florist. Students will be prepared to enter fields in the green industry. Topics of study include: Greenhouse management, recreational and turf grass management, basic florist design, pest control, floriculture, and marketing. Scientific, mathematical, economic, and technical principles are reinforced in this course, as are communication and critical thinking skills. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are field trips and activities in the school greenhouse or lab facility. Supervised agricultural experience programs (SAE) and FFA leadership activities are integral components of the course and provide many opportunities for practical application of instructional competencies. This course MAY count as one of the required science credits for graduation. A student may select Animal Science, Horticulture 1 or Horticulture II as one of the three science credits.