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Greenhouse Growers Certificate

Program Code: 900012

The Greenhouse Growers 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

Catalog No. Description
10-001-108 PLANT PROPAGATION ...plant propagation and production techniques. (Prerequisite: 10-001-110, Intro to Horticulture)
10-001-110 HORTICULTURE-INTRODUCTION ...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.
10-001-111 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)
10-001-130 PLANT INTERIOR 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)
10-001-159 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-Introduction)
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, Horticulture-Introduction)
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