ERIC Number: ED398387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Horticulture. Tech Prep Competency Profile.
Ohio State Univ., Wooster. Agricultural Technical Inst.
This tech prep competency profile (TCP), which was developed by a consortium of Ohio educators and business/industry representatives, lists the competencies that have been identified as necessary for employment in the following occupations: nursery technician; golf course superintendent; landscape designer/manager; lawn care specialist; tree care maintenance; floral design/manager; and greenhouse technician. Presented first are the following: overview of the three-part TCP process used to identify the competencies and lists of participants; occupational definitions of the horticulture technologies cluster; and horticulture technologies cluster tech prep competency matrix. Next, the tech prep competencies identified are listed by the following categories: communications literacy; mathematics literacy; science literacy; technology literacy; employability skills; professionalism; teamwork; computer literacy; problem analysis; basic accounting; basic economic and business principles; supervision; workplace safety; horticulture fundamentals; sales and marketing; daily management tasks; plant health care; equipment maintenance; landscape technology; turf and landscape operations; irrigation and drainage; landscape design; drafting technology; arboriculture; landscape construction; Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) fundamentals; golf course operations; turfgrass management for golf courses; nursery operations; floral design; and greenhouse management. Competencies to be developed at the following grade/program levels are included: grade 10, grade 12, associate degree program, worksite training, and lifelong learning. (MN)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Associate Degrees, Basic Skills, Competence, Competency Based Education, Employment Qualifications, High Schools, Horticulture, Job Skills, Lifelong Learning, Occupational Clusters, Off Farm Agricultural Occupations, On the Job Training, Statewide Planning, Tech Prep, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Wooster. Agricultural Technical Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio