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Greenhouse Growers Certificate

Certificate Number 900012

The Greenhouse Grower Certificate is designed to provide courses with learning activities that will teach the necessary job skills and knowledge to grow quality plants in a greenhouse environment. Each course will include lecture, demonstrations, discussion, and hands on work experience. Some of the activities will be scheduled using the resources of the Green Bay Botanical Garden.

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Communicate within the greenhouse industry.
. Prepare soil media for optimum plant performance.
. Seed and propagate plants from cuttings.
. Describe plant functions concerning germination, vegetative growth and flowering as it relates to reproduction.
. Understand the effect of all cultural, chemical, and environmental processes on greenhouse crops.
. Identify all major insects, understand their life cycles, and recommend control measures.
. Identify major disease organisms and apply the most effective prevention and eradication measures available.
. Maintain the proper greenhouse environment concerning light, temperature, and humidity.

Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:

. 100014, Landscape Horticulture

Curriculum

Catalog No. Description Credits

10-001-159 Flowers-Herbaceous
3
10-001-111 Greenhouse Grower I
2
10-001-112 Greenhouse Grower II
2
10-001-110 Horticulture-Introduction
3
10-001-170 Integrated Pest Management
2
10-001-130 Plant Interior
3
10-001-108 Plant Propagation
2

Certificate Total
17

Course Descriptions

10-001-159 Flowers-Herbaceous...annuals/perennials/roses; using flowers/foliage effectively in the landscape; care of each flower emphasizing selection/tips to best utilize each flower; groundcover/vines included. (Corequisite: 10-001-110, Horticulture-Intro)

10-001-111 Greenhouse Grower I...examine greenhouse structures and environmental systems used in growing crops; focus will be on various factors that influence plant health and quality.

10-001-112 Greenhouse Grower II...explore management factors affecting the production sales and marketing of greenhouse crops; emphasis will be on hands-on learning activities. (Prerequisite: 10-001-111 Greenhouse Grower 1)

10-001-110 Horticulture-Intro...explore the horticulture industry, plant culture, identification, propagation, physiology, selected aspects of horticulture industry including fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, greenhouse systems, landscape techniques, home gardens, and turf.

10-001-170 Integrated Pest Management...various methods to combat plant pests in an environmentally responsible manner; using biorational techniques and strategies. (Prerequisite: 10-001-110, Intro to Horticulture)

10-001-130 Plant Interior...how to identify indoor tropical plants and blooming plants that are used in interior plantscaping. Includes identification, plant varieties, pests, diseases, and cultural requirements. Also designing with houseplants. (Prerequisite: 10-001-110, Intro to Horticulture)

10-001-108 Plant Propagation...plant propagation and production techniques. (Prerequisite: 10-001-110, Intro to Horticulture)

For more information, please contact: The Trades & Engineering Technologies Department,(920) 498-5461 or (800) 422-NWTC, extension 5461,or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.