- Basic Course Information:
- Course Description-A survey of the general field of horticulture, the principles and practices of propagation, the growth and fruiting habits of horticulture plants, and a section of indoor plants.
- Required prerequisites-There are no prerequisites for this class.
- Student Learning Outcomes: Students must demonstrate knowledge and utilization of scientific nomenclature uses in horticulture, explain the environmental factors on plant growth, and identify the various facets of horticulture industry and career opportunities.
- Distinguish different parts of the plant. Students will be able to identify the different parts of the plant and be able to discuss the purpose of each part.
- Demonstrate how to do different methods of propagation and grafting. Each student will be asked to do at least three types of propagation.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the terminology, and classification in horticulture
- Major Course Requirement:
- Various course assignments
- Four unit tests
- Final exam
- Information on books and other course materials:
- Required Book - Introductory Horticulture by H. Edward Reiley and Carroll L. Shry, Jr., Seventh Edition
- Other policies, procedures and important dates:
- Policy on Academic Integrity - Cheating and plagiarism are dishonest. Plagiarism (using, stating, offering or reporting as one’s own idea, expression or production of another person) carries the penalty of being dismissed from class with a grade of F. A second violation may result in suspension from school. This is also true of cheating on exams and any other activities identified in the student handbook under this heading.
- ADA Statement - Western Texas College is an equal opportunity institution and is in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act. Any student who has a physical, emotional, or learning disability can apply for accommodations through the Counseling Center. Individual programs are designed to give students with disabilities equal access to all phases of college life.
- Special Assistance – If, as a result of disability, a student needs special assistance to participate in a class, the counselor is to be notified immediately so that the prescribed process can be initiated.
- Affirmative Action – Western Texas College is an equal opportunity institution and is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Course Organization and Schedule
- Weekly Course Schedule
||Getting started, Introductions, Syllabus
||Unit 1, Exploring the Horticulture Field
||Unit 2, Plant Taxonomy, How Plants are Named
||Unit 3, Parts of the Plant and Their Functions
||Unit 4, Environmental Requirements for Good Plant Growth
||Unit 5, Growth Stimulants, Retardants and Rooting Hormones
||Unit 6, Plant Propagation from Seed
||Units 7 and 8, Softwood and Hardwood Cuttings
||Units 10-12, Grafting, Budding, and Layering
||Units 13-15, Greenhouse Management and Crops
||Integrated Pest Management
||Pesticides, Fungicides, Insecticides, Herbicides
||Container Grown Plants, Fruits and Vegetables
||Using Plants in the Landscape
||Lawn and Turfgrass Establishment and Maintenance
***Class Schedule subject to change.
August 18, 2015