Length of Course:


    One Year (Lab Science)  



    1.0 Credit

    Grade Placement:


    10, 11, 12



    Biology or DC recommendation

    State Code:



    Course Description: First year horticulture is an overview for students. This course will deal with science and the art of growing and using plants to create a pleasing environment. Beginning with an orientation to the science of ornamental horticulture, the course, centered on student participation, will deal with such topics as plants, plant propagation techniques; the selection, planting, and care of trees and shrubs; flower production and floral design; greenhouse design and operation; soils, fertilizers, and insect control. Classroom work is accomplished through problem solving, and hands-on laboratory projects and greenhouse experience. Note: This course does not fulfill the NCAA core course requirements for student athletes.