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Discipline: Certificate: Park Management - N0629
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Landscape Irrigation - Design and Installation AGOR 62 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to evaluate a site and develop a functional design that meets client criteria
  • Identify the proper components of a efficient automatic irrigation system
Landscape Irrigation Systems Management AGOR 63 (VOC)
  • Students will be able to determine the distribution uniformity of an irrigation system.
  • Completers will be able to properly repair a PVC piping system used in Irrigation.
Landscaping Laws, Contracting, and Estimating AGOR 73 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGOR 73 will be able to organize and estimate labor and materials needed to complete a landscape project
  • Students completing AGOR 73 will be able to prepare and implement a Home Improvement Contract.
  • Students successfully completing this course will be able to compose suitable mission and vision statements for their fictitious or actual businesses.
Park Facilities AGOR 5 (VOC)
  • Students will be able to evaluate the safe and functional use of equipment, materials and procedures necessary for the proper layout, operation, maintenance and repair of park structures, playground apparatus, campground and surfaced areas.
  • Course completers will be able to successfully develop a maintenance plan for a park facility
Tractor and Landscape Equipment Operations AGOR 51 (VOC)
  • Students completing this course will be able to demonstrate safe operational skills and practices when operating tractors and other equipment
  • Students completing this course will be able to demonstrate fundamentals of operating tractors and equipment covered in class
Urban Arboriculture AGOR 75 (VOC)
  • Students completing this course will be able to demonstrate proper pruning skills for pruning woody trees and shrubs.
  • Students will be able to explain the nutritional needs of trees.
  • Students will be able to identify appropriate safety standards, equipment, and techniques for use in arboriculture practices.
  • Course completers will be able to demonstrate proper use of Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Students will be able to describe the various costs associated with establishing and maintaining landscape trees, and how value can be placed on the urban forest as a resource.
  • Students will be able to describe the basic composition and function of a tree’s vascular system.
  • Students will be able to explain concepts related to basic tree physiology.
  • Students completing this course will be able to describe the formation of woody stems and the mechanics of trees.
  • Students completing this course will be able to describe the various physiological disorders and injuries that can affect trees, and the concept of Compartmentalization of Decay in Trees (CODIT).
  • Students completing this course will be able to explain what to look for in selecting healthy, vigorous planting stock.
  • Students completing this course will be able to describe the proper procedures and techniques used to plant and transplant trees.
  • Students completing this course will be able to explain how using proper installation techniques can improve survival chances and accelerate establishment.
  • Students completing this course will be able to describe methods used to protect trees during construction.
  • Students will explain how water, minerals, and nutrients are necessary for tree health and growth.
  • Students will be able to explain the relationship among soil moisture, absorption of essential elements, and plant growth.
  • Students will be able to explain the importance of proper irrigation for trees in urban landscapes.
  • Students will be able to explain different methods of fertilizer application and their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Students will be able to explain how trees respond to pruning and the effects of severe pruning.
  • Students will be able to describe the process for assessing trees for health and safety.
  • Students will be able to describe various physiological disorders and injuries caused by living and nonliving disorders that can affect trees.
  • Students completing AGOR 75 will be able to describe the environmental, economic, aesthetic, and social benefits of trees.