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Student Learning Outcomes

Discipline: Certificate: Nursery Management - 24209
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Horticultural Science AGOR 1 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGOR 1 will be able to explain concepts related to plant structure and function.
  • Students completing AGOR 1 will be able to describe climatic and microclimate interactions and how they influence plant growth.
  • Students completing AGOR 1 will be able to explain how different types of soils can be managed to improve plant growth
  • Students completing AGOR 1 will be able to correctly identify the nutrients required to correct nutrient deficiencies in plants.
  • Students completing AGOR 1 will be able to explain the standard plant propagation methods.
  • Students completing AGOR 1 will be able to explain photosynthesis, respiration, and translocation.
  • GEO- Students completing relevant assignments in Area B courses will evaluate the impact of science on their daily lives.
  • Students completing AGOR 1 will be able to describe sexual and asexual reproduction in plants.
Landscape Irrigation - Drip and Low Volume AGOR 64 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to evaluate a site and develop a functional drip/low flow design that meets client criteria
  • Completers will be able to install a proper drip irrigation system. 70% of the completers will be able identify basic components used for drip installations
Landscaping and Nursery Management AGOR 32 (VOC)
  • Students completing this course will be able to explain the organizational structure of the nursery industry.
  • Students completing AGOR 32 will be able to demonstrate good customer relations skills.
  • Demonstrate a work ethic appropriate to the plant production industry.
Ornamental Plants - Herbaceous AGOR 29 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to explain the binomial method of plant nomenclature.
  • Students completing AGOR 30 will be able to identify botanical terms (plant identification terminology) as related to various plant parts and structures.
  • Students completing AGOR 29 will be able to summarize the various uses of plants as related to landscape and garden applications.
  • Students completing AGOR 29 will be able to explain growth habits and requirements of common landscape plants.
  • Students completing AGOR 29 will be able to identify common herbaceous landscape plants using physical features of leaf, stem, flower, fruit, and growth habit.
Plant Propagation/Greenhouse Management AGOR 2 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to formulate growing media that is appropriate for use in propagation of plants.
  • Course completers will be able to integrate proper sanitation and disease prevention procedures
  • Students completing AGOR 2 will be able to Identify, use, and maintain common propagation and nursery tools and equipment.
  • Course completers will be able to demonstrate commercial plant propagation techniques used in the nursery industry.
  • Students completing AGOR 2 will be able to demonstrate a work ethic appropriate to the plant production industry.
Soil Science and Management AGOR 50 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to evaluate the soil conditions at an existing site and make specific recommendations for the immediate and long-term correction of all problems
  • Course completers will be able to predict the potential effects that certain chemical and physical properties of soils will have on overall plant health.
  • Course completers will be able to identify and explain all aspects of a standard soil test.