4 credits per semester, Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
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You will also have the opportunity to be involved with our Agriculture Student Organization (FFA), where you will learn about leadership, competitive events, and much more!
5132 Horticulture Science is a two semester course designed to give students a background in the field of horticulture and its many career opportunities. It addresses the biology and technology involved in the production, processing and marketing of plants and its products. Topics covered include: reproduction and propagation of plants, plant growth, growth media, management practices for field and greenhouse production, marketing concepts, production of plants of local interest and pest management. Students participate in a variety of activities to include extensive laboratory work usually in a school greenhouse, leadership development, supervised agricultural experience and learning about career opportunities in the area of horticulture science.
5136 Landscape Management I is a two semester course that provides the student with an overview of the many career opportunities in the diverse field of landscape management. Students are introduced to the procedures used in the planning and design of a landscape using current technology practices, the principles and procedures of landscape construction, the determination of maintenance schedules, communications and management skills necessary in landscape operations and the care and use of equipment utilized by landscapers. Students will also participate in leadership development, supervised agricultural experience and career exploration activities in the area of landscape management. Upon completion of the program, students have the opportunity to become Indiana Landscape Industry Certified through a state approved program.
5170 Plant and Soil Science is a two semester course that provides students with opportunities to participate in a variety of activities which includes laboratory work. The following topics are found in this course: plant taxonomy, components and their functions; plant growth, reproduction and propagation; photosynthesis and respiration; environmental factors effecting plant growth, management of plant diseases and pests; biotechnology; the basic components and types of soil; calculation of fertilizer application rates and procedures for application; soil tillage and conservation; irrigation and drainage; land measurement, cropping systems, precision agriculture, principles and benefits of global positioning systems; and harvesting. Leadership development, supervised agricultural experience and career exploration opportunities in the field of plant and soil science are also included.
5137 Landscape Management II is a two semester course that extends the content and skills of Landscape Management and provides the student with in-depth exploration of the many career opportunities in the diverse field of landscape management. Students continue to build knowledge and skill in the procedures used in landscape planning and design using current industry standards and practices. Extended laboratory experiences include application of the principles and procedures involved especially in the Midwest and Great Lakes areas with landscape construction; turf management; scheduling and oversight of landscape maintenance; weed control; non-pathogenic and disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment; communications; management skills necessary in landscaping operations; and the use and maintenance of equipment utilized by landscapers. Students should also participate in leadership development, supervised agricultural experience and career exploration activities in the area of landscape management.
Grounds Maintenance Worker - $23,740 per year
Landscape Architect - $62,090 per year
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/