|1. Description - |
|An extension of classroom instruction offering students the opportunity through a combination of practical field experience, independent research, student internship, and industry related educational opportunities to explore problems and required skills in the green industry. Introduction to the extensive number of career options available.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- interview possible employers.
- participate in and visit horticultural trade shows, nurseries, and landscape sites.
- develop skills in library research for green industry related subjects.
- develop horticultural work skills under the guidance of a horticultural unit supervisor for an average of two hours per week.
- implement horticultural skills with a minimum of supervision.
- diagnose a horticultural problem and recommend solutions in writing.
- interact with associates in solving horticultural problems.
- develop horticultural knowledge and skills at a job site and solve problems based on classroom learning.
- explore industry associations and industry contacts for employment opportunities.
- discuss diversity in the workplace.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Horticultural laboratory, greenhouse, nursery, and related horticultural facilities and equipment. Students provide pruning shears with sheath, work boots, leather gloves, and clothing for fieldwork. |
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Instructor works with students to plan 12 week learning program
- Group committee meetings to discuss progress and address issues and needs
- Student/instructor meetings
- weekly meetings with student committees
- scheduled and unscheduled meetings with students for personal assistance with learning program
- Visitation to project sites and interviews with student's co-workers and supervisors to help student develop skills and knowledge
- Internship and skills development evaluation by student, instructor, and supervisor
- Exploration of environmental horticulture as it pertains to the multi-cultural nature of urban and regional environments.
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Completed contract for current quarter
- Work at horticulture facility (as documented in contract)
- Records of outside work and activities completed (as documented in contract)
- Final summary report and appurtenant documentation (submitted with completed contract)
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|Garner, Jerry. Careers in Horticulture and Botany. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2006 (optional). |
Sunset, Sunset Western Garden Book. Menlo Park, CA: Sunset Publishing Co, 2007.
|8. Disciplines - |
|Environmental Horticulture & Design |
|9. Method of Instruction - |
|Lecture, Discussion, Self-paced, Field work, Independent study, Internship/preceptorship, Community service, |
|10. Lab Content - |
|Horticulture facility maintenance, plant material maintenance, interships, planting, design, and community service activities. |
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
- Reading assignments will include reading approximately 10-20 pages per week from assigned text. Supplemental reading will be provided in hand-out form or through reference to on-line resources.
- Lectures will address reading topics and experiences of instructor. Classroom discussion and demonstrations in support of lecture topics will be provided.
- Guest speakers from industry will provide supplemental lecture and demonstration.
- Writing assignments include:
- activity reports
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This course is a required core course for the AS degree and Certificate of Achievement in Environment Horticulture & Design. |