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Horticulture - Liberal ArtsCertificates

Learn how to grow flowers or crops, improve soil, manage a greenhouse and nurse ailing plants back to health in the new state-of-the-art greenhouse at the Aims Fort Lupton main campus. These two horticulture certificates will give you practical laboratory experience while teaching key horticulture and business concepts.

Introduction to Horticulture Certificate

Expand your horticultural knowledge while gaining vital industry skills. This certificate builds on the introductory horticulture certificate with classes in crop production, plant health and dynamics of the world’s food supply.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

This course introduces basic computer terminology, file management, and PC system components. Provides an overview of office application software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Includes the use of a web browser to access the Internet. Three credits.

3
required

Introduces the biology of horticultural plants, and basic horticultural practices. Four credits.

4
required

Covers greenhouse design, systems, management, and the major greenhouse crops and their cultural needs. Four credits.

4
required

Teaches seed and vegetative plant propagation techniques, the biology underlying modern plant propagation practices, and their application in commercial plant production. Four credits.  

4
Total Credits for Certificate 15

Horticulture Certificate

Establish your biology and plant science credentials with this introductory certificate. Learn the fundamentals of horticulture including greenhouse management and plant propagation.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Covers the study of world population and food production and distribution. Problems and opportunities concerning population and food are discussed in a global context. This course is a statewide guaranteed transfer course GT-SS3. Three credits.

3
required

Focuses on production and adaptation of cultivated crops, principles affecting growth, development, management, and utilization. Four credits.

4
required

Focuses on formation, physical properties, chemical properties and management of soils emphasizing conditions that affect plant growth. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SC1 category. Four credits.

4
required

This course introduces basic computer terminology, file management, and PC system components. Provides an overview of office application software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Includes the use of a web browser to access the Internet. Three credits.

3
required

Introduces the biology of horticultural plants, and basic horticultural practices. Four credits.

4
required

Covers greenhouse design, systems, management, and the major greenhouse crops and their cultural needs. Four credits.

4
required

Introduces the fundamental concepts of integrated pest management and plant health care. Teaches students to diagnose pest and disease problems and formulate site-specific prevention and control strategies. Four credits.

4
required

Teaches seed and vegetative plant propagation techniques, the biology underlying modern plant propagation practices, and their application in commercial plant production. Four credits.  

4
Total Credits for Certificate 30