The Ornamental Horticulture course prepares students for careers in the nursery, landscaping, and floral industries.From CALPADS: Introduction to Ornamental Horticulture
This course exposes students to the art and science of growing plants, shrubs, trees, flowers, fruits, and vegetables. They provide information regarding the care and propagation of plants, flowers, trees, and shrubs, but place a special emphasis on those used for decorative and aesthetic purposes. In doing so, they cover a wide variety of topics, including greenhouse and nursery operations, soils and media mixtures, fruit and vegetable production, turf/golf course management, interior and exterior plantscaping, irrigation systems, weed and pest control.
|Occupation Name||Occupation Code|
|Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers||47-2051.00|
|Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics||49-3053.00|
|Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers||49-2092.00|
|Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers||37-3011.00|
|Sales Representatives, Services, All Other||41-3099.00|
|Counter and Rental Clerks||41-2021.00|
|Nursery and Greenhouse Managers||11-9013.01|
|Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products||13-1021.00|
|Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door||49-9012.00|
|Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health||19-4091.00|
|Soil and Plant Scientists||19-1013.00|
|Agricultural Equipment Operators||45-2091.00|
|Soil and Water Conservationists||19-1031.01|
|Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation||37-3012.00|
|Pest Control Workers||37-2021.00|
|Tree Trimmers and Pruners||37-3013.00|
45-2092.01 Nursery Workers
37-2021.00 Pest Control Workers
37-3011.00 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
11-9011.01 Nursery and Greenhouse Managers
25-9021.00 Farm and Home Management Advisors
19-1031.01 Soil and Water Conservationists
41-2031.00 Retail Salespersons
This unit contains lessons about the aim, purpose, history and structure of the FFA. Other lessons are about the opportunities in FFA such as awards, contests (career development opportunities), leadership opportunities and conferences.
This unit contains lessons about SAE's: what they are, how to begin and manage them, selection, and how SAE's support agricultural learning.
This unit contains lessons on components, entering information, completing the record book as well as how to use the record book for awards and recognition.
This unit contains lessons in career exploration, job applications, job descriptions and qualifications and requirements, education and training, and experience methodologies.
This unit contains lessons that address plant classification and identification; using a dichotomous key; and plant selection for local landscape uses.
This unit contains lessons on plant systems, nutrient transortation, structure and energy storage; seed parts and functions; necessary elements for plant growth; influencing factors on plant growth; tissue cultures.
This unit contains lessons on sexual and asexual reproduction, plant propagation techniques and monitoring plant reproduction.
This unit contains lessons on pesticide labels and safe pesticide management practices; regulations and government agencies; horticultural pests and diseases and their control; and systematic approaches to solving plant problems.
This unit contains lessons on how soil and water affect plant growth; irrigation design and installation; soil preparation, amendments and conservation; water sources and quality; and soiless media.
This unit contains lessons on plant nutrients and trace elements; nutritional testing; analyzing fertilizers and how to use them; and how to read and interpret fertilizer labels.
This unit contains lessons on turf selection and management; turfgrass installation and maintenance; and how turf benefits the environment.
This unit contains lessons on production facilities and common nursery equipment and production practices' propagating and maintaining a horticultural crop to the point of sale and then the marketing and merchandising used in nursery production.
This unit contains lessons on types of containers and maintaining them in controlled environments; selecting, operating, and maintaining hand and power tools; installation of landscape components and electrical land and water features.
This unit contains lessons on landscape and design terms and usage; principles of design; landscape planting and maintenance; pruning practices; and landscape business contracts.
This unit contains lessons on plant materials and tools, basic design principles for products and designs, handling, preparing and arranging cut flowers, and marketing and merchandising principles used in the floral industry.
Art comes in many shapes and sizes. Often times, individuals are surprised to find that floral designs fall in to the realm of art. It is not uncommon to see recreations and interpretations of various forms of artwork.
This project asks students to define interpretation, investigate various forms of artwork, then choose one piece of artwork that appeals to them. Once students have an understanding of interpretation, they will be visualizing, planning, and calculating the costs of their own floral design that interprets their chosen piece of art. The conclusion of this project requires students to write their own artist statement to accompany the floral design they have physically composed.
In this Project-Based-Learning (PBL) unit for floral design, one set of flowers will be re-made into four separate designs.
In this unit project, students will learn about the value and importance of apple cultivation. Students will learn how to make different grafts and will graft apple trees as a final project. Apples are the easiest of apples to graft, though most fruits can be easily grafted.