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									                                  Franklin Technology Center
                                       Course Syllabus

Campus:          2020 Iowa

Department:      Natural Resources Technology

Course Title: Greenhouse and Landscape Management I and II

Course No.:

Credit:          2 Credit Hours

Prepared By: Mr. Jason Cutler, Instructor

Date Approved by Department: 6/1/10

Assistant Director

            The Greenhouse/Landscape Management course develops a basic understanding of
            plant science and uses for those plants. The production of greenhouse crops will be
            utilized to demonstrate propagation and growing procedures. The installation and use
            of these plants into the landscape and interiors cape will provide the student with real
            life experience. Greenhouse/Landscape Management is for the student who is either
            preparing for a career in the Horticulture industry or just wants to expand their
            knowledge and understanding of plants and their uses. The course provides insight
            and guidance for those who choose to continue their education at a two or four year
            school. Greenhouse/Landscape Management covers greenhouse and landscape
            history, careers, structures, equipment used and maintenance, turf and landscape plant
            maintenance requirements. Leadership and personal development skills are stressed
            through the use of the FFA student organization. The curriculum is based on
            competencies developed by the Agriculture Education division of DESE.
            Greenhouse/Landscape Management is a two-hour, two-year upper level course.
            NRII, Plant Science is a prerequisite. Completers will receive a Technical Certificate.
            The coursework is articulated with Crowder College for credit. Opportunities also
            exist for the student to be a member of the Missouri Landscape and Nursery
            Association and become state certified.

            Greenhouse/Landscape Management is broad based. Horticulture is one of the most
            rapid growing areas in the field of agriculture. This new found interest is due in large
            part to an increasing awareness by the general public, as people look inwardly at a
            need to be close to nature and outwardly at a world in which efficient methods of
            food production and conservation of land are increasingly important. Understanding
          the plant growth process in controlled and uncontrolled environment as well as
          aspects of marketing the product offers the student unique skill that can be carried on
          from generation to generation.

         Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
            1. Identify and evaluate opportunities in the Horticulture industry.
            2. Identify different greenhouse parts and structures.
            3. Describe different modification and procedures to conserve energy in the
            4. Identify plant parts and structures.
            5. Start plants by sexual and asexual propagation methods.
            6. Transplant seedlings to pots.
            7. Describe techniques used to properly water, fertilize and maintain specified
            8. Properly ID Plants important to the Missouri greenhouse and landscape
            9. Prepare plants for sale
            10. Develop a marketing strategy for their product.
            11. ID and maintain selected tools in the industry
            12. Demonstrate knowledge of design, installation and maintenance of
            13. Develop a resume.
            14. Complete a job application

            1. Orientation:                                        6 days.
               Enrollment cards
               FTC/JHS/NRT expectations
               Daily procedure
               FFA/VSO Recruitment

                2. Career and Personal Development II:           10 days
                   A001 – Describe the steps which should be taken in choosing a career and
                   planning for occupational entry and advancement.
                   A002 -- Develop a plan for finding a job.
                   A003 – Describe how to apply and interview for a job.
                   A004 – Describe the characteristics needed to develop a desirable
                   A005 – Describe the importance and process of developing human
                   relationship skills.
3. Leadership II:                               15 days
   B001 -- Describe the importance of good decision making skills
   B002 – Describe the responsibilities of members of an organization.
   B003 – Describe the major parts of the FFA Program of Activities.
   B004 – Describe the techniques involved in communicating in groups.
   B005 – Prepare and deliver a presentation.
   B006 – Demonstrate the use parliamentary procedure in a meeting.

4. Analyzing the SAE Program:                    12 days
   C001 – Describe the two types of accounting methods.
   C002 – Complete the forms needed to open the Missouri Business Record
   C003 – Develop a projected cash flow.
   C004 – Record receipts and expenditures in the Record Book.
   C005 – Complete additional records in the Record Book.
   C006 – Complete the forms necessary to summarize the Record Book.
   C007 – Analyze the agribusiness using the Record Book.

5. Greenhouse Operation and Management:            130 days
   D001—Recognize the scope and development of the greenhouse
   (Floriculture) industry.
   D002 – Describe the economic importance of greenhouse crops grown in
   D003 – Recognize career opportunities in the greenhouse industry.
   D004 – Identify different greenhouse parts, structures, and coverings.
   D005 – Describe the operation of environmental controls and equipment
   found in a greenhouse.
   D006 – Analyze suitable interior layouts according to greenhouse purpose.
   D007 – Describe different modifications and procedures used to conserve
   energy in green houses.
   D008 – Identify plant parts, structures, and functions
   D009 – Describe the plant processes involved with plant growth.
   D010 – Describe environmental effects on plant growth.
   D011 – Identify the effects that pruning and chemical growth regulators
   have on plant development.
   D012 – Identify plants that are important to the Missouri floriculture
   D013 – Start plants from seeds.
   D014 -- Start plants by asexual propagation methods.
   D015 – Prepare a soil less growing medium.
   D016 – Identify the basic types and sizes of containers used in the
   commercial greenhouses.
   D017 – Describe the factors involved in the proper watering of greenhouse
   D018—Describe the principles and techniques for proper fertilization of
   greenhouse crops.
   D019 – Identify common pests and diseases found in Missouri greenhouses.
   D020 – Describe control methods, chemical formulations, and equipment
   used to control pests in the green house.
   D021 – Identify safety guidelines for pesticide use.
   D022 – Prepare a plant for sale.
   D023 – Describe the various types of records kept in a greenhouse business.
   D024 – Describe the relevance of the United States Plant Protection Act and
   the Missouri Plant Law.

6. Landscape and Turf Management: (year 2)          130 days
   E001 – Explain the importance of landscaping and turf grass industries
   today and in the future.
   E002 – Identify; and describe landscape and turf grass jobs.
   E003 – Label plant parts and structures correctly and identify the differing
   growth products of monocot and dicot plants.
   E004 – Describe environmental factors that should be considered before
   selecting a plant for the landscape.
   E005 – Identify the basic structural features of trees and shrubs.
   E006 – Identify the distinguishing characteristics for common narrow-leaf
   E007 Identify selected trees.
   E008 – Identify selected shrubs.
   E009 – Identify ground covers, vines and perennials.
   E010 – Identify characteristics of grasses.
   E011 - Identify the six major turf grasses used in Missouri.
   E012 – Identify and maintain hand tools and equipment.
   E013 – Identify, maintain, and safely use power tools.
   E014 – Describe how various types of pesticides work.
   E015 – Accurately interpret a pesticide label for information about use,
   effectiveness, and safe handling.
   E016 – Identify safety precautions that should be followed when using
   E017 – Transport a tree or shrub and properly plant a bare-root, container
   grown, or B and B tree or shrub.
   E018 – Stake and guy a newly-planted tree; wrap, prune and apply anti-
   Trans spirants to young trees.
   E019 – Prune trees, shrubs, hedges, and roses.
   E020 – Fertilize trees and shrubs.
   E021 – Determine the best methods of irrigation in various situations.
   E022 – Recognize common insects and diseases, the type of damage or
   symptoms they cause, and recommended control methods.
   E023 – Prepare the soil of a flower bed; determine the number of plants to
   use, and transplant bedding plants and ground covers.
   E024 – Maintain bedding plants and ground covers.
                     E025 – List advantages and disadvantages of the six major turf grasses
                     grown in Missouri.
                     E026 – Describe the procedure for installing a lawn.
                     E027 – Maintain turf by properly fertilizing, watering and mowing.
                     E028 – Explain how to successfully cultivate or renovate a lawn.
                     E029 – Identify common pests in turf grass and explain how to control these
                     E030 – Analyze a landscape site.
                     E031 – Draw a base map to scale.
                     E032 – Effectively use design symbols in a landscape plan.
                     E033 – Select trees for specific purposes in the landscape.
                     E034 – Select effective shrubs and hedges for landscape.
                     E035 – Describe the uses of vines and ground covers and select the species
                     to suit the location to be planted.
                     E036 – Select a location and plants of a perennial bed or border.
                     E037 – Select a turf grass for specific growing site.
                     E038 – Identify and explain the four elements of landscape design.
                     E039 – Implement the use of natural and manufactured enrichments in a
                     landscape plan.
                     E040 – Identify the five principles of design.
                     E041 --- Apply both and principles and elements of design to create a
                     landscape plan.
                     E042 – Calculate the price of a landscape design.
                     E043 – Price various components of landscape maintenance.

V.     TEXTBOOKS: Greenhouse Operation & Management: Student Reference University of



Roll will be taken at the beginning of each class.
A student is considered tardy when they are not in their seat when the tardy bell rings.
The student is expected to remain seated or working in the lab until dismissed by the instructor.
The student is expected to come to class prepared for learning, this includes:
1. Textbook
2. Writing utensil
3. Any assigned work
4. A 3 ring binder with paper for note-taking purposes
5. Proper attire for lab work.

No food or drink will be allowed in the classroom or lab. If you bring it, I’ll confiscate and
consume it.
Excessive trips to the restroom may force action to be taken. Please use the restroom, get a
drink, etc. between classes. Please notify instructor of any medical problems that exist so
arrangements can be made concerning this issue.

Students are expected to:
1. Respect others and school property at all times.
2. Refrain from touching, handling or using equipment or chemicals unless they have been
   instructed to do so. This is for your safety as well as others.
3. Follow all laboratory safety rules and standards at all times. Failure to do so may result in the
   student being banned from all labs for the rest of the year, therefore receiving zeroes on all
   lab assignments.
4. Wear proper attire. We frequently work with plants, animals, soil, and water. Open toed
   shoes (including sandals & flip flops) will not be allowed in the greenhouse, on the landscape
   site, or in any laboratory environment.

Action will be taken when students do not comply with all rules stated or implied by the
instructor or by Joplin High School and/or Franklin Technology Center Student Handbooks.

The instructor at his discretion may amend any rules and/or procedures stated here.


Grades are earned, not given. They are based on your total points earned/total points possible.

Students are expected to keep track of their own grades. Grading Scale is as follows:
Grades can be checked on line and notification is given every 4 ½ weeks.
               A      90% - 100%
               B      80% - 89%
               C      70% - 79%
               D      60% - 69%
               F      59% and below

Class Assignments: Daily assignments, quizzes, and tests make up 25% of your total grade.
Advance notice will normally be given preceding an exam. Be prepared for pop quizzes.

Lab Work: Be on task in the greenhouse, in route to the lab site or landscaping site, and during
labs. Follow directions; your lab exams and weekly labs will determine 30% of your total grade.

FFA participation: Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) is an essential part of FFA and
the NRT program. Each student is REQUIRED to have a SAE to be a part of FFA and the NRT
program. The Missouri Agriculture Education Record Book will be used to keep track of your
SAE progress. All entries must be in pencil, neat and all forms must be in the correct order. Your
record books must be professional. Sloppy record books will result in a deduction of points. This
accounts for 20% of your grade.
Notebooks/Binders: You will need a three ring binder to store your class materials. Keep all of
your notes and assignments from class and lab, as your notebooks will be graded periodically.
This will help you keep track of your grade, study for exams, and keep your class materials in a
single location. Your notebook is worth 10% of your grade.

Work Ethics/Attitude/Participation: See work ethics policy below. This accounts for 15% of
your total grade.

Late Work
There will be a penalty of one letter grade (10%) for each day an assignment is late.
Assignments will not be accepted after four days and will be recorded as a 0%. It is YOUR
responsibility to secure missed assignments due to an absence.

Copying homework assignments, sharing exam answers, and any form of plagiarism will not be
tolerated. In the event of cheating, a 0% will be given to all parties engaged in the process of
cheating (both copier & the person who allowed copying). Parents will be notified.


The goal of the Natural Resources Technology program is to develop each student’s
interpersonal and leadership skills in addition to their academic skills. An important component
of this training is developing strong work ethics. Students will receive a weekly work ethics
grade for their performance. Ethics include:
 Attendance
 Attitude
 Cooperative work
 Integrity
 Participation
 Punctuality
 Time management

You will start each week with 100 points. At the end of the week, points for ethics violations
will be totaled and deducted from your 100 points. The resulting score will be recorded as your
weekly work ethics grade. This will count as 15% of your total grade.

Points are deducted for:

Inefficient use of time/not on task                         -15 points
Disturbing others/excessive talking                         -15 points
Unexcused tardy                                             -20 points
Unexcused absence                                           -25 points
Eating/drinking in class                                    -25 points
Inappropriate attire                                        -30 points
Unprepared for class (no book, notebook, pencil, etc)       -30 points
Leaving the classroom/lab area without permission             -30 points
Violating the NRT program discipline code                     -30 points
Cheating                                                      -50 points


(Joplin R-VIII Board Policy amended 7/25/95) students who accumulate ten (10) absences
during a semester may lose credit and be dropped from school. Absolutely no make-up
assignments will be given or accepted after the 10th absence, this includes tests and quizzes.

It is the student’s responsibility to follow up on missed work, tests, notes, etc. This should be
taken care of outside of regular class time. The instructor is available before and after school
beginning at 8:00 AM and until 3:45 PM.

Absence on exam day: Exams may be made up before or after school within two days of the

Absence the day before an exam: The student is expected to take the exam on the date

School related absences: It is the student’s obligation to turn in assignments, take exams, and
complete other class duties before an absence. Failure to do so may result in a reduced grade or a
0%. Always check with the instructor when you know you are going to be absent.

Quizzes: It is the student’s responsibility to secure make-up assignments for missed quizzes.

XI.      A POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION: The School District of Joplin R-VIII and
Franklin Technology Center complies with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations
concerning civil and human rights. Educational programs, admissions, and employment
practices of the school district and school are free of any discrimination based on race, sex, color,
religion, national origin, handicap or prior Vietnam or military service. The policy of the school
district and school not to discriminate on the basis of sex or handicap is in compliance with Title
IV of the 1972 Educational Amendments, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Compliance Officer:
      Superintendent of Schools
      The School District of Joplin R-VIII
      P.O. Box 128
      Joplin, MO 64802
 It is the policy of Franklin Technology Center not to discriminate on the basis of race, color,
age, gender, disability, religion, or national origin in its education programs, financial aids,
activities, admission, or employment policies.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, every effort will be made to assist any student with
special needs. If you are an individual with a disability and require an accommodation for this
class, please notify the instructor or the Special Service Coordinator at Franklin Technology

I have read and understand the policies listed for the NRT Program of study.

Student’s Name ______________________________________                Date: __________________

Parent/Guardian: ______________________________________ Date: __________________

Telephone # __________________________________________

Parents are invited and encouraged to visit our facility.

       Questions, comments or further explanation can be received by calling
       Mr. Cutler @ 625-5268

                         Please return this signed sheet back to Mr. Cutler

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