ERIC Number: ED135949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Ornamental Horticulture. A Curriculum Guide. Preliminary Draft.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Agricultural Education Section.; Clemson Univ., SC. Vocational Education Media Center.
Developed as part of a larger project to revise the total agricultural education curriculum in South Carolina, this curriculum guide for a 2-year ornamental horticulture course contains six functional units, each with several sub-units, and six horizontal supportive units. Each unit includes behavioral objectives, learning activities, topic outline of content, and list of resources. The six supportive units are Orientation; Horticultural Mechanics (General Shop, Construction and Maintenance Skills, Using A Transit, Machinery Operation and Maintenance, Small Gasoline Engines, Machinery and Equipment Maintenance, and Engine Trouble Shooting and Repair); Basic Plant Science; Basic Soils; Basic Pest Control; and Identifying Ornamental Plants. The six functional units and their subunits are Nursery Production (Exploring Career Opportunities); Greenhouse Crop Productions (Growing a Fall Crop, Growing a Winter Crop, Growing a Spring Crop, and Exploring Career opportunities); Turfgrass Establishment and Maintenance (Turfgrass Establishment, Turfgrass Maintenance, and Exploring Career Opportunities); Landscape Design (Exploring Career Opportunities); Landscape Establishment and Maintenance (Exploring Career Opportunities); and Flower Shop and Garden Center Operation and Management (Retail Flower Shop and Operation and Management, Garden Center Operation and Management, Basic Sales, and Exploring Career Opportunities). An equipment list, a selected list of professional and technical societies and organizations concerned with ornamental horticulture and its applications, and a bibliography are appended. (HD)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Career Exploration, Career Opportunities, Curriculum Guides, Instructional Materials, Occupational Information, Ornamental Horticulture, Ornamental Horticulture Occupations, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Teaching Guides, Units of Study, Vocational Education
Vocational Education Media Center, Clemson University, 10 Tillman Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29631 ($5.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Agricultural Education Section.; Clemson Univ., SC. Vocational Education Media Center.