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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Horticulture - Nursery Growers Certificate


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PGM Code – 135F

Program Description This certificate is designed to provide students with a basic understanding and vocational training in those subjects and skills relevant to the growing and production of greenhouse and nursery ornamental plants. Upon graduation, students may seek to assist growers and managers in greenhouses or nurseries as part of a plant production team.

Common Course Numbering  Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements This Certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 44.5 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.

Previously Earned Credit To transfer horticulture or other college credits, students must request an evaluation of their college transcripts through the Enrollment Services office. This should be done during your first quarter at Edmonds CC. Students wishing to seek a waiver of credit requirements should obtain a Petition of Waiver form from the Enrollment Services office. Other curriculum modifications based on work or other special experiences should be discussed with your horticulture adviser.

Students are advised to

  • Contact Enrollment Services to make an advising appointment and take the ACCUPLACER tests. Placement into BRDGE 093  or higher, as well as MATH 080  or higher is strongly recommended and may be required for some courses;
  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year, or those that may alternate between day and evening offerings from year to year;
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning; and
  • Meet quarterly with an adviser from the horticulture faculty to assure graduation as planned.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall. Note applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

Adviser
The adviser for this program is
Tim Hohn | thohn@edcc.edu | 425.640.1454

Department Contact Information
Horticulture | www.edcc.edu/hort
425.640.1739 | horticulture@edcc.edu

Gainful Employment
Gainful employment information  is available for this program.

Advising Note


This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Course Notes


*Requires a minimum math prerequisite of MATH 060  Introduction to Algebra or BUS 130  Business Math with a grade of 2.0 or higher. If you are not sure of your math abilities, take the ACCUPLACER test to see where you place. If you need further advice, please see a Horticulture adviser.

**Placement into BRDGE 093  or higher is required.

***This course should be scheduled during the final quarter of the program.

Program Requirements Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the Program Requirements for this degree, students will be able to:
  • Be able to identify common trees, shrubs, and groundcovers for Pacific Northwest landscapes and their cultural requirements.
  • Describe, demonstrate, and combine basic theories, concepts, and the terminology of plant science with sustainable nursery and greenhouse practices to produce greenhouse and nursery plants.
  • Be able to successfully identify and practice the safe, efficient, and sustainable use of nursery and greenhouse tools, equipment, and supplies.
  • Successfully complete a 4-credit nursery and/or greenhouse internship

II. Program Electives (to complete a minimum of 44.5 credits)


Program Electives Learning Outcome


Students will demonstrate the following Learning Outcome from Program Elective courses:

Demonstrate a breadth or depth of knowledge and skill, according to the students’ independent selection of degree elective courses or according to the program’s specialized areas of focus.

Signatures


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Adviser’s Signature and Date

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Dean’s Signature and Date

Eff: summer 2012  |  Rev: 06/12

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