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Courses matching HOR

 Hrs Per Week:Sem Hrs:
Prefix NoCourse NameClassLabClin/ExpCredit
 
HOR 101Pract Greenhouse Skills1.09.00.04.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course covers general principles and applications of greenhouse operations. Topics include greenhouse materials, production, sales, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify common greenhouse plant materials, demonstrate customer service skills, demonstrate propagation practices, and understand greenhouses and related structures. This is a certificate-level course.
 
HOR 102Pract Nursery Skills1.06.00.03.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course covers general principles and applications of nursery operations. Topics include nursery materials, production, sales, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify common nursery materials, demonstrate nursery propagation practices, and understand field and container stock production. This is a certificate-level course.
 
HOR 103Pract Landscape Skills1.09.00.04.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course covers general principles and applications of landscape operations. Topics include landscape materials, design, installation, maintenance, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify common landscape plant materials, demonstrate design principles, and understand installation and maintenance techniques, tools, and equipment. This is a certificate-level course.
 
HOR 104Pract Grounds Skills1.06.00.03.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course covers general principles and applications of grounds management operations. Topics include turf management, grounds maintenance techniques, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify tools and equipment, demonstrate the safe use of tools and equipment, and understand turfgrass and grounds maintenance principles. This is a certificate-level course.
 
HOR 107Controlled Work Exp I0.010.00.01.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course provides experience in a controlled work environment. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience in greenhouse production and sales and landscape winterizing techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate employable skills and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. This is a certificate-level course (Greenhouse and Grounds Maintenance only).
 
HOR 108Controlled Work Exp II0.010.00.01.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course provides experience in a controlled work environment. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience in spring seasonal landscape installation and maintenance and commercial plant production. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate employable skills and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. This is a certificate-level course (Greenhouse and Grounds Maintenance only).
 
HOR 109Controlled Work Exp III0.010.00.01.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course provides experience in a controlled work environment. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience in landscape and grounds maintenance. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate employable skills and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. This is a certificate-level course (Greenhouse and Grounds Maintenance only).
 
HOR 112Landscape Design I2.03.00.03.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course covers landscape principles and practices for residential and commercial sites. Emphasis is placed on drafting, site analysis, and common elements of good design, plant material selection, and proper plant utilization. Upon completion, students should be able to read, plan, and draft a landscape design.
 
HOR 114Landscape Construction2.02.00.03.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course introduces the design and fabrication of landscape structures/features. Emphasis is placed on safety, tool identification and use, material selection, construction techniques, and fabrication. Upon completion, students should be able to design and construct common landscape structures/features.
 
HOR 118Equipment Op & Maint1.03.00.02.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course covers the proper operation and maintenance of selected equipment used in horticulture. Emphasis is placed on the maintenance, minor repairs, safety devices, and actual operation of selected equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to design a maintenance schedule, service equipment, and demonstrate safe operation of selected equipment.
 
HOR 124Nursery Operations2.03.00.03.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course covers nursery site and crop selection, cultural practices, and production and marketing methods. Topics include site considerations, water availability, equipment, irrigation, fertilization, containers, media, and pest control. Upon completion, students should be able to design and implement a nursery operation and grow and harvest nursery crops.
 
HOR 134Greenhouse Operations2.02.00.03.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course covers the principles and procedures involved in the operation and maintenance of greenhouse facilities. Emphasis is placed on the operation of greenhouse systems, including the environmental control, record keeping, scheduling, and production practices. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to operate greenhouse systems and facilities to produce greenhouse crops.
 
HOR 160Plant Materials I2.02.00.03.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course covers identification, culture, characteristics, and use of plants. Emphasis is placed on nomenclature, identification, growth requirements, cultural requirements, soil preferences, and landscape applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the proper selection and utilization of plant materials.
 
HOR 162Applied Plant Science2.02.00.03.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course introduces the basic concepts of botany as they apply to horticulture. Topics include nomenclature, physiology, morphology, and anatomy as they apply to plant culture. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the basic principles of botany to horticulture.
 
HOR 164Horticulture Pest Management2.02.00.03.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course covers the identification and control of plant pests including insects, diseases, and weeds. Topics include pest identification and chemical regulations, safety, and pesticide application. Upon completion, students should be able to meet the requirements for North Carolina Commercial Pesticide Ground Applicators license.
 
HOR 166Soils & Fertilizers2.02.00.03.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course covers the physical and chemical properties of soils and soil fertility and management. Topics include soil formation, classification, physical and chemical properties, testing, fertilizer application, and other amendments. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, evaluate, and properly amend soils/media.
 
HOR 168Plant Propagation2.02.00.03.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course is a study of sexual and asexual reproduction of plants. Emphasis is placed on seed propagation, grafting, stem and root propagation, micro-propagation, and other propagation techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully propagate ornamental plants.
 
HOR 213Landscape Design II2.02.00.03.0
Prerequisites: HOR 112
Corequisites: None
This course covers residential and commercial landscape design, cost analysis, and installation. Emphasis is placed on job cost estimates, installation of the landscape design, and maintenance techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to read landscape design blueprints, develop cost estimates, and implement the design.
 
HOR 215Landscape Irrigation2.02.00.03.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course introduces basic irrigation design, layout, and installation. Topics include site analysis, components of irrigation systems, safety, types of irrigation systems, and installation techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to design and install basic landscape irrigation systems.
 
HOR 225Nursery Production2.02.00.03.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course covers all aspects of nursery crop production. Emphasis is placed on field production and covers soils, nutrition, irrigation, pest control, and harvesting. Upon completion, students should be able to produce a marketable nursery crop.
 
HOR 255Interiorscapes1.02.00.02.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course covers plant selection, design, and management for interior settings. Topics include tropical plant identification, cultural requirements, insect and disease identification and control, and design and management requirements for interior plants. Upon completion, students should be able to design, install, and manage plants in interior settings.
 
HOR 260Plant Materials II2.02.00.03.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course covers important landscape plants. Emphasis is placed on identification, plant nomenclature, growth characteristics, culture requirements, and landscape uses. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the proper selection and utilization of plant materials.
 
HOR 273Hor Mgmt & Marketing3.00.00.03.0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course covers the steps involved in starting or managing a horticultural business. Topics include financing, regulations, market analysis, employer/employee relations, formulation of business plans, and operational procedures in a horticultural business. Upon completion, students should be able to assume ownership or management of a horticultural business.
 
 
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