Alamance Community College
2020 Calendar Year

Plant Production Diploma

Course
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Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
ACA-111 College Student Success 1 1
ACA-111   College Student Success PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the college's physical, academic, and social environment and promotes the personal development essential for success. Topics include campus facilities and resources; policies, procedures, and programs; study skills; and life management issues such as health, self-esteem, motivation, goal-setting, diversity, and communication. Upon completion, students should be able to function effectively within the college environment to meet their educational objectives.

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ENG-115 Oral Communication 3 3
ENG-115   Oral Communication PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE-096

This course introduces the basic principles of oral communication in both small group and public settings. Emphasis is placed on the components of the communication process, group decision-making, and public address. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the principles of effective oral communication in small group and public settings.

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HOR-134 Greenhouse Operations 4 3
HOR-134   Greenhouse Operations PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the principles and procedures involved in the operation and maintenance of greenhouse facilities. Emphasis is placed on the operation of greenhouse systems, including the environmental control, record keeping, scheduling, and production practices. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to operate greenhouse systems and facilities to produce greenhouse crops.

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HOR-160 Plant Materials I 4 3
HOR-160   Plant Materials I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers identification, culture, characteristics, and use of plants in a sustainable landscape. Emphasis is placed on nomenclature, identification, growth requirements, cultural requirements, soil preferences, and landscape applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the proper selection and utilization of plant materials, including natives and invasive plants.

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HOR-161 Plant Materials II 4 3
HOR-161   Plant Materials II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides a supplementary opportunity to cover identification, culture, characteristics, and use of plants in a sustainable landscape, giving students a broader knowledge of available landscape plants for utilization in landscapes and plant production. Emphasis is placed on nomenclature, identification, growth requirements, cultural requirements, soil preferences, landscape applications and expansion of the plant palette. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the proper selection and utilization of plant materials, including natives and invasive plants.

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HOR-162 Applied Plant Science 4 3
HOR-162   Applied Plant Science PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the basic concepts of botany as they apply to horticulture. Topics include nomenclature, physiology, morphology, and anatomy as they apply to plant culture. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the basic principles of botany to horticulture.

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HOR-164 Horticultural Pest Management 4 3
HOR-164   Horticultural Pest Management PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the identification and management of plant pests including insects, diseases, and weeds. Topics include pest identification and beneficial organisms, pesticide application safety and use of least toxic methods of management. Upon completion, students should be able to manage common landscape pests using least toxic methods of control and be prepared to sit for North Carolina Commercial Pesticide Ground Applicators license.

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HOR-166 Soils and Fertilizers 4 3
HOR-166   Soils and Fertilizers PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the physical and chemical properties of soils and soil fertility and management. Topics include soil formation; classification; physical, chemical, and biological properties (including microorganisms); testing; and fertilizer application. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, evaluate, and properly amend soils/media according to sustainable practices.

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HOR-168 Plant Propagation 4 3
HOR-168   Plant Propagation PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is a study of sexual and asexual reproduction of plants. Emphasis is placed on seed propagation, grafting, stem and root propagation, micro-propagation, and other propagation techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully propagate ornamental plants.

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HOR-225 Nursery Production 4 3
HOR-225   Nursery Production PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers all aspects of nursery crop production. Emphasis is placed on field production and covers soils, nutrition, irrigation, pest control, and harvesting. Upon completion, students should be able to produce a marketable nursery crop.

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HOR-245 Horticultural Specialty Crops 4 3
HOR-245   Horticultural Specialty Crops PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the techniques and requirements for the production of horticultural crops of special or local interest. Topics include development of a local market, proper varietal selection, cultural practices, site selection, and harvesting and marketing practices. Upon completion, students should be able to choose, grow, and market a horticultural crop of special or local interest.

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HOR-266 Micropropagation 3 3
HOR-266   Micropropagation PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides an introduction to the science of micropropagation. Emphasis will be placed on the propagation of plant material in vitro. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practices of micropropagation.

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HOR-273 Horticultural Management & Marketing 3 3
HOR-273   Horticultural Management & Marketing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the steps involved in starting or managing a horticultural business. Topics include financing, regulations, market analysis, employer/employee relations, formulation of business plans, and operational procedures in a horticultural business. Upon completion, students should be able to assume ownership or management of a horticultural business.

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Science Elective 3 3
Semester Total 49 40

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