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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

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COURSE NUMBER: HORT101
COURSE TITLE:Introduction to Horticulture Science
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S): AG 905
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:Lecture 2 / Lab 2
DELIVERY MODE:Classroom

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
An introduction to the principles and practices involved in the development, production, and use of horticultural crops (fruits, vegetables, greenhouse, turf, nursery, floral, and landscape). This class is a Transfer Ag course.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
  • Name the major different horticulture jobs.
  • Become familiar with plant classification and naming.
  • Provide the student with a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of plant growth and development.
  • Name and describe the major plant propagation techniques.
  • Describe how plants absorb and use nutrients.
  • Develop an understanding of how plant growth regulators affect plant growth.
  • Identify and recommend control of the major plant pests.
  • Develop the ability to apply these fundamentals to the solution of practical problems in horticulture.
  • Develop an understanding of the significance of horticulture to mankind.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Horticulture Industry
    1. Greenhouse/Nursery Management
    2. Floriculture
    3. Landscape Design
    4. Turfgrass Management
    5. Olericulture
    6. Pomology
  2. Horticulture and the Environment
  3. Plant structure and Functions
    1. Classification, naming, life cycles
    2. Photosynthesis and Respiration
    3. Vegetative/Reproductive Structures of plants
  4. Plant Propagation
    1. Methods
    2. Sexual/Asexual
  5. Soil, Media, and Nutrients
  6. Plant Nutrients and Fertilizer
  7. Plants and their Environment
  8. Growth Regulators
  9. Pest Management
  10. Greenhouse/Nursery Management
  11. Landscaping/Turfgrass Management
  12. Floriculture
  13. Food Crops

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at http://www.dacc.bkstr.com

EVALUATION:
50% Tests
50% Homework

Laboratory grade is determined by written laboratory exercises, ability to perform taught skills, clean-up after laboratory class, and general attitude during class.

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REVISION:
Fall 2016

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