• First Semester course
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: None (Hort Tech I preferred)
    Estimated fee: $15.00
    This program provides instruction and hands-on experience in horticulture and horticultural leadership.
    This first course in the pathway focuses on the broad knowledge and skills required to research, develop, produce and market agricultural, horticultural and native plants and plant products. Students will apply principles and practices of plant physiology and anatomy, plant protection and health, reproductive biology in plants, influences in bioengineering, plant nutrition and disorders. Environmental aspects of irrigation, chemical application, soils and pest management will be studied and applied. Projects and activities will enable students to develop communication, leadership and business management skills. Greenhouse projects include Poinsettias and foliage plants.  Student leadership and cooperation skills are developed through participation in the FFA and the National Junior Horticultural Association (NJHA). Community service through group and individual improvement projects is also provided. Course includes FFA membership, and FFA membership fees can be offset by participation in our plant fundraisers.
    AHS Horticulture Website
    http://www.ashland-city.k12.oh.us/ahs/classes/hort/

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  • HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGIES II 625, 626 (11, 12)
    Full year course
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: None (Hort Tech I preferred)
    Estimated fee: $15.00
    This program provides instruction and hands-on experience in horticulture and horticultural leadership.
    Areas of instruction include greenhouse production, floral design, soils, landscape design and installation, grounds maintenance, nursery stock production, turf management, FFA/NJHA, leadership and employee/employer relations. Students gain hands-on experience in all areas of instruction.
    Outdoor and greenhouse work is a regular part of the school day. Computer applications are integrated into most aspects of the curriculum. Greenhouse projects can include such crops as poinsettias, foliage plants, hanging baskets, and spring bedding plants. Students will select a particular greenhouse crop to
    plan, manage and market as a production project. Second-year students also have the opportunity for cooperative job placement in local horticultural businesses.
    Students work with national organizations including the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association, Ohio Florists’ Association, Proven Winners, All-America Selections, and the Professional Grounds Management Society. Student leadership and cooperation skills are developed through participation in
    the FFA and the National Junior Horticultural Association (NJHA). Students are encouraged to seek an office in our FFA/NJHA chapter and provide leadership to the younger members. Community service through group and individual improvement projects is also provided. Course includes FFA membership, and FFA membership fees can be offset by participation in our plant fundraisers.
    AHS Horticulture Website
    http://www.ashland-city.k12.oh.us/ahs/classes/hort/
    After graduation, students should possess the skills for entry level employment and advancement in the following areas:
    Florist
    Greenhouse production
    Golf Course maintenance
    Grounds and Tree maintenance
    Lawn and Garden Center sales
    Nursery or Orchard production
    Vegetable production and sales
    Landscape construction, installation and maintenance
    Horticultural Sales and Service

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  • Full year course
    2 credits
    Prerequisite: None
    Estimated fee: $10.00
    Landscape Systems Management includes the comprehensive study in plant science that began in Plant and Horticultural Science with more essential vocabulary and learning about how to identify woody trees and shrubs, annuals and perennials in the landscape. Students will learn methods for establishing and managing landscapes to promote growth and balance. Students will learn to optimize growing conditions, balance nutrients, and manage pests and diseases. Horticultural skills including proper planting, fertilizing and pruning techniques will be practiced while safely operating well maintained specialized equipment. Students will employ communication, business and management strategies appropriate for the industry. Students considering careers in architecture, landscaping, outdoor recreation or agriculture will benefit from the course. Course includes FFA membership, and FFA membership fees can be offset by participation in our plant fundraisers.

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