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HORT 103 Introduction to Horticulture

Effective date: July 2016

This course introduces students to the Horticulture industry and to the Horticulture program at Camosun College. Students will examine the challenges and opportunities within the horticulture field and learn important safety requirements of the job, including body mechanics. Students will complete certification in WCB Survival First Aid as part of this course.

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Credits
0
Format
18 lecture hours, 6 seminar hours and 6 lab hours per week for 3 weeks
Tuition
$284.25 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 104 Plant Identification 1

Effective date: July 2016

This course introduces students to common ornamental and native plants used in all segments of horticulture. Students will be expected to recognize and know the correct scientific and common names of at least 210 plants and be able to describe characteristics; growth and propagation requirements; cultural and maintenance requirements; plant use and availability.

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Credits
0
Format
18 lecture hours, 6 seminar hours and 6 lab hours per week for 3 weeks
Tuition
$284.25 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 105 Botany for Horticulture

Effective date: July 2016

This course introduces students to plant classifications and nomenclature, plant anatomy and morphology, plant nutrition and processes of plant reproduction. Students will apply appropriate plan taxonomy and nomenclature to the major plant families used in commercial horticulture. Students will also examine principles of ecology including interdependency of living things, ecosystems development and conservation.

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Credits
0
Format
18 lecture hours, 6 seminar hours and 6 lab hours per week for 3 weeks
Tuition
$284.25 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 106 Soils and Growing Media

Effective date: July 2016

This course introduces students to soils and growing media management in horticulture. Students will learn about soil formation, chemical and biological properties of soils and growing media. They will also learn about water and heat movement, composting, and nutrient management.

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Credits
0
Format
18 lecture hours, 6 seminar hours and 6 lab hours for one week
Tuition
$94.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 107 Landscape Design and Maintenance 1

Effective date: July 2016

This course introduces students to processes of landscape design, installation and maintenance in the Pacific Northwest environment. Topics covered include: site analysis; site requirements; preparation of design proposals; site preparation; installation processes; and maintenance routines.

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Credits
0
Format
18 lecture hours, 6 seminar hours and 6 lab hours per week for 3 weeks
Tuition
$284.25 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 108 Pests and Pesticide Applicators

Effective date: July 2016

This course introduces students to common garden and greenhouse pests. Students will identify and use effective methods of controlling common pests. Students will examine concepts of integrated pest management in horticultural practice and learn about federal, provincial and municipal laws governing pesticide usage.

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Credits
0
Format
18 lecture hours, 6 seminar hours and 6 lab hours per week for 2 weeks
Tuition
$189.50 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 109 Plant Propagation 1

Effective date: July 2016

This course introduces students to plant breeding and propagation. Topics include: breeding and inheritance; seed production and storage; seed testing; germination.

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Credits
0
Format
18 lecture hours, 6 seminar hours and 6 lab hours for one week
Tuition
$94.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 110 Turf Grass Maintenance

Effective date: July 2016

This course offers knowledge foundational to successful turf grass management, including grass identification and selection; establishment and maintenance practices; fertilization and irrigation; and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs.

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Credits
0
Format
18 lecture hours, 6 seminar hours and 6 lab hours per week for 2 weeks
Tuition
$189.50 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 121 Diseases

Effective date: July 2016

Students learn about common diseases of plants, including the common hosts they infect. The recognition, biology, and management of these diseases will be covered.

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Credits
0
Format
18 lecture hours, 6 seminar hours and 6 lab hours per week for 2 weeks
Tuition
$189.50 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 122 Greenhouses and Environments

Effective date: July 2016

This course introduces students to common greenhouse structures and facilities, including the types, styles, components, materials and coverings. Students will also learn about important greenhouse systems and equipment including heating, venting, irrigation, fertilization, CO2 systems and utilities. Labour requirements within a greenhouse facility will also be discussed.

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Credits
0
Format
18 lecture hours, 6 seminar hours and 6 lab hours per week for 2 weeks
Tuition
$189.50 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 123 Equipment Maintenance

Effective date: July 2016

This course introduces students to the machines, tools and mechanical systems commonly used in the horticulture industry. Topics covered include: standard machines, tools and mechanical systems, maintenance and repair practices, and field repairs. Safety considerations will be stressed in all aspects of equipment maintenance.

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Credits
0
Format
18 lecture hours, 6 seminar hours and 6 lab hours for one week
Tuition
$94.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 124 Plant Identification 2

Effective date: July 2016

Building on HORT 104, students will be expected to recognize and know the correct scientific and common names of at least 100 additional plants and be able to describe: characteristics; growth and propagation requirements; cultural and maintenance requirements; plant use and availability.

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Credits
0
Format
18 lecture hours, 6 seminar hours and 6 lab hours for one week
Tuition
$94.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 126 Irrigation and Drainage

Effective date: July 2016

This course introduces students to effective landscape irrigation and drainage practices. Students will examine soil moisture requirements; components of irrigation systems; scheduling; maintenance procedures and principles of drainage. Students will plan, install and maintain a simple irrigation and drainage system.

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Credits
0
Format
18 lecture hours, 6 seminar hours and 6 lab hours for one week
Tuition
$94.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 127 Landscape Design and Maintenance 2

Effective date: July 2016

Building on HORT 107, students explore processes of landscape design, installation and maintenance. Topics covered include: site analysis; site requirements; preparation of design proposals; site preparation; installation processes; and maintenance routines.

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Credits
0
Format
18 lecture hours, 6 seminar hours and 6 lab hours per week for 3 weeks
Tuition
$284.25 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 128 Arboriculture

Effective date: July 2016

The relationship between plant function, form and structure will be examined as it relates to tree maintenance. Students will learn pruning techniques, irrigation, anatomy, cultural, and nutrient requirements. Students will examine practices that distinguish between effective and ineffective maintenance of trees.

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Credits
0
Format
18 lecture hours, 6 seminar hours and 6 lab hours for one week
Tuition
$94.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 129 Plant Propagation 2

Effective date: July 2016

Building on HORT 109, students will further their understanding of plant breeding and propagation. This course emphasizes principles and practices involved in grafting, budding and cutting production.

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Credits
0
Format
18 lecture hours, 6 seminar hours and 6 lab hours for one week
Tuition
$94.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 131 Business Practices in Horticulture

Effective date: July 2016

This course introduces students to business practices used in horticulture. Topics include: legal requirements for small businesses; preparing a business plan; financial requirements and basic accounting; self-employment; and an introduction to computers and their applications.

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Credits
0
Format
18 lecture hours, 6 seminar hours and 6 lab hours per week for 2 weeks
Tuition
$189.50 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 132 Horticulture Therapy

Effective date: July 2016

This course introduces students to the use of horticulture as therapy with various special population groups. Students will examine the social and therapeutic value of horticulture and ways that it can be successfully integrated in a variety of situations.

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Credits
0
Format
18 lecture hours, 6 seminar hours and 6 lab hours for one week
Tuition
$94.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 133 Water Gardening

Effective date: July 2016

The purpose of this course is to provide the students with an introduction to water features, their design, construction and maintenance.

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Credits
0
Format
18 lecture hours, 6 seminar hours and 6 lab hours for one week
Tuition
$94.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 134 Organic Vegetable Production

Effective date: July 2016

This course is meant to provide students with knowledge on planning, preparing, growing and harvesting vegetables utilizing standard organic practices.

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Credits
0
Format
18 lecture hours, 6 seminar hours and 6 lab hours for one week
Tuition
$94.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 135 Retail and Wholesale Production

Effective date: July 2016

This course introduces the students to plant sales and production at small retail settings and larger wholesale facilities. Management of staffing, merchandising, advertising, and all aspects of growing field and container stock will be covered.

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Credits
0
Format
18 lecture hours, 6 seminar hours and 6 lab hours for one week
Tuition
$94.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 140 Work Experience 1

Effective date: July 2016

Students apply their knowledge and skills to supervised work situations within the horticulture industry. Students are involved in selecting their work experience site.

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Credits
0
Format
30 practical work hours for two weeks
Tuition
$189.50 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

HORT 141 Work Experience 2

Effective date: July 2016

Building on HORT 140, students continue to apply their knowledge and skills to work situations within the horticulture industry. Students who are employed in horticulture at program's end may request to have their work experience credited for this final work experience.

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Credits
0
Format
30 practical work hours for two weeks
Tuition
$189.50 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2016.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Only open to students in the Horticulture Technician program.

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