Ornamental Horticulture Pathways
Art History of Floral Design: This course is UC “F” (visual and performing arts) approved and meets one of the following graduation requirements: vocational education or elective or visual performing arts. Certifications offered: iCEV, Benz School of Floral Design. Credits: 10 Provides an introduction to artistic and creative perception including aesthetic valuing through a series of projects in various media including tempera, pencil, flower, tile and a variety of papers. Students are also introduced to the elements and principles of visual art design such as line, shape/form, color, balance, and emphasis using a series of floral-based projects to explore the connections, relations, and application to visual arts design.
Agriculture Business Floral Design: This course is UC “F” (visual and performing arts) approved and meets one of the following graduation requirements: vocational education or elective or VAPA. Certifications offered: iCEV: Center for Financial responsibility personal financial literacy certification Center for Financial Responsibility Personal Financial Literacy. (Prerequisite: Art History of Floral Design) Credits: 10 Teaches students how to make corsages and floral arrangements, including bridal bouquets and other specialty items. Growth and maintenance of ornamental flowers under greenhouse conditions will also be introduced.
Environmental Horticulture 1/2: This course is UC “G” (college preparatory elective) approved and meets one of the following graduation requirements: vocational education or elective. Credits: 10. Certifications offered: BASF Plant Science certification, Bentz School of Floral Design principles of floral design certification. In this class, emphasis is placed on introductory studies in the horticulture industry, plant growth and development, equipment and uses, soils and plant nutrition, propagation methods, garden preparation, and methods of special ornamental and garden plant production. Students receive practical skills training through laboratory and class cooperative activities conducted in the greenhouse facilities.
Hydrology, Landscape and Sustainable Environmental Design: This course is UC “F” (visual and performing arts) approved and meets one of the following graduation requirements: vocational education or elective VAPA. (Prerequisite: Environmental Horticulture) Credits: 10. The class will serve as the capstone course in the environmental horticultural pathway. The course covers all aspects of environmentally sound landscape design. Students will develop an awareness of current environmental issues and determine how best to approach various issues, depending on regions and territories. Other instructional objectives include the history of landscape architecture, technical drafting, and computer design.