Horticulture Science

Course Title: Horticulture Science
Course Instructor: Clarissa Morgan
Number of Credits: 3 each Semester
Semesters Offered: 4-Semester Program
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and English 10
Eligible Grade Levels: 11th & 12th
Dual Credit: Ivy Tech Community College

Horticulture Science Year 1

Course Competencies and Requirements

  • Be able to talk intelligently about the size and productivity of farms and ranches in the US
  • Describe the diversity of jobs and careers in agricultural industries in Indiana and the US
  • Use appropriate protective equipment and demonstrate safe and proper use of AFNR tools and equipment
  • Develop a skill set to enhance the positive evolution of the whole person
  • Differentiate between the major groups of horticultural plants: herbaceous and woody, annual and perennial, temperate, and tropical
  • Explain modern plant propagation techniques and how they are applied to different plant groups
  • Characterize the types of environments involved in horticulture: landscape, greenhouse and indoor environments
  • Understand applied chemical, physical, and biological concepts related to soil
  • Understand of the fertility management and conservation of soils
  • Identify different types of greenhouse structures and relate why that system is utilized
  • Demonstrate basic greenhouse operational/management procedures (day to day events)
  • Recognize terminology used in alternative growing methods systems
  • Describe the types of plants and foods (and plant requirements) that can be grown in soilless systems

Horticulture Science Year 2 – Capstone

Course Competencies and Requirements

  • Identify and explain the qualities and characteristics employers in agribusiness expect in prospective employees and how students can develop those qualities and characteristics
  • Explain the role of producers, input suppliers, food marketing organizations, and consumers in the U.S. Agricultural economy
  • Discuss US production systems for major grain crops, including Crop Rotation Systems, Tillage Systems, Variety Selection, and Harvest and grain storage technology
  • Develop a skill set to enhance the positive evolution of the whole person

Dual Credit Information for 2023-24

Dual credit offerings are subject to change at the discretion of postsecondary partners, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, The Indiana Department of Education, or the Indiana Office of Career and Technical Education.

Course Number Course Name Credit Amount College Year
AGRI 100 Intro to Agriculture 3 Credits Ivy Tech Community College Year 1
AGRI 116 Survey of Horticulture 3 Credits Ivy Tech Community College Year 1
AGRI 117 Soil Science 3 Credit Ivy Tech Community College Year 1
AGRI 129 Alternate Growing Methods 3 Credit Ivy Tech Community College Year 1
AGRI 175 Introduction to Greenhouse Management 3 Credit Ivy Tech Community College Year 1

Academic Standards for Success

  • Read and comprehend science and technical texts within a range of complexity appropriate for grades 11-CCR independently and proficiently.
  • Use vocabulary skills, context, roots, prefixes and suffixes to determine the meaning of words.
  • Conduct short as well as more sustained research assignments and tasks to answer a question (including a self-generated question), test a hypothesis, or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
  • Solve problems based on understanding the properties of shapes, such as triangles and circles, and the spatial relationships between angles and lines.
  • Solve abstract and practical problems by applying and adapting a variety of strategies. Monitor progress and evaluate answers in terms of questions asked.
  • Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

Area 31 Eligibility Statement

Read the Eligibility statement here.

NOTE: Required prerequisites include the successful completion of Algebra I and English 10 for academic credit.