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NIAGARA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Corporate Training and Continuing Professional Education

Community Education

Horticulture Classes

All classes are open to the public. These classes are non-credit. You will receive a certificate of completion for the non-credit course, if you attend at least 85% of all sessions of the course and earn a grade of at least 70%.

If you would like to turn your certificates of completion into credit towards a Horticulture certificate or AAS degree, up to 7 credits may be awarded through the NCCC Credit for Prior Learning Process. More information on the requirements can be provided by the Horticulture program coordinator.

Plant Protection (Insects, Diseases, Weeds, IPM)
Designed to develop the student’s skills for diagnostic problem identification and understanding of potential prevention and treatment options in the horticultural industry. This course covers the identification of various environmental, nutrient, and insect, disease, and weed pest issues as well as cultural, non-chemical, organic, and synthetic chemical pest management options. Emphasis is placed on integrated pest management, label comprehension, safety, environmental factors, pesticides, equipment, application techniques, and laws and regulations. NYS DEC approval is pending for this class as a 30-Hour Training Course for Core and Categories 3A, 3B, 3C.

Instructor: Tom Mitchell
Fee: $200
Room: C233, Wed, 3:30 - 5:20pm & Thurs, 4pm - 5:50pm, Jan 17th - Apr 12th


Landscape Design II including Dynascape Design Software Training
This course includes instruction on form composition, planting design, estimating, and basic and intermediate concepts in Dynascape Design and Color usage.

Instructor: Carolyn Stanko
Fee: $100
Room: C226, Tues & Thurs, 8:15am - 10:50am
Jan 16th - May 11th (with Dynascape being approx. 2/15/18-3/29/18)


Herbaceous Plants
Study of selected perennials, annuals, bulbs, edibles, and ornamental grasses used in the landscape industry. Emphasis is on identification characteristics, horticultural uses, cultural requirements, site assessment, and design attributes. Includes the latest variety and cultivar options, maintenance needs, insect and disease concerns, invasive plants, native plants, and container gardening trends.

Instructor: Vicki Jancef
Fee: $100
Room C226, Jan 16th - March 28th, Tues & Thurs, 11:00am - 1:15pm, Room CA101; and Friday 8:00am - 10:45am, Room C221


Turf Management
Covers the selection, installation, establishment, care, and maintenance of residential and specialized sport and golf turf. The management of turf under diverse usage conditions and needs including methods for reducing management cost, improving quality, species selection, maintaining healthy plants, installation and establishment options, irrigation, identifying pests and options for pest control will be covered. Current best practices for sustainable turf management and integrated pest management will be covered throughout the course. Lawn alternatives are discussed.

Instructor: Vicki Jancef
Fee: $100
Room: CA101, Thurs, 2:00pm - 3:50pm and Friday, 11:00am - 12:50pm, Jan 16th - March 28th

Starts Fall 2018

All classes are open to the public. These classes are non-credit. You will receive a certificate of completion for the non-credit course, if you attend at least 85% of all sessions of the course and earn a grade of at least 70%.

If you would like to turn your certificates of completion into credit towards a Horticulture certificate or AAS degree, up to 7 credits may be awarded through the NCCC Credit for Prior Learning Process. More information on the requirements can be provided by the Horticulture program coordinator.

Floral Design I
Hands-on course focusing on the principles of design illustrated through the use of floral materials; floral design elements and techniques including color, form, line and texture; and the history and utilization of floral art in society. Design projects and critiques are conducted to build the student’s sense of aesthetics and technical skills.


Schedule:
Mondays, 6:00-7:50 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6:00-8:50 p.m.
Fee: $200
Location: NCCC Sanborn Campus, C-203

Landscape Design I
The student will experience the process for residential design by working through the design process steps from site analysis through final design presentation. Class focuses on developing the students’ site assessment skills, drawing technique, and visual communication of landscape designs on paper. Landscape design principles, elements, and graphics standards are emphasized. Field trips to landscape sites will be held during class hours. Students will be given a list of required textbooks and drawing supplies to obtain on the first day of class.


Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15 – 10:50 a.m.
Fee: $100
Location: NCCC Sanborn Campus, C-226

Landscape Installation & Maintenance
A hands-on course demonstrating the techniques for installing and maintaining trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants in the landscape. Course includes the use and operation of landscape hand tools and power equipment such as skid steers, tillers, and chainsaws, and basic construction techniques in a variety of landscape environments. Emphasis is placed on current industry practices and the latest research. Hardscaping, water features, and irrigation are also covered.


Schedule: Mondays, 8:00 – 9:50 a.m. and Wednesdays, 8:00 – 10:50 a.m.
Fee: $100
Location: NCCC Sanborn Campus, C-203

Greenhouse Management
This is a practical course introducing the principles of commercial greenhouse management. Topics covered include location, construction, efficient operating and management practices, soil/media, watering systems, lighting, climate control, pest and nutritional issues, and new greenhouse technology and business management practices. An introduction to hydroponics production will be included. Some classes will be spent working on projects in the campus greenhouse. Field trips to commercial businesses will be held during class hours.


Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Fee: $100
Location: NCCC Sanborn Campus, C-223

Art & History of Horticulture
This is a two-faceted course that first introduces students to the artistic elements and concepts used within horticulture and landscape design as well as reviewing the part horticulture and landscape design has played in history. An introduction to major historical designers and their contributions to society is included. This course will provide insight into the artistic use of color, form, scale, texture, light, dark, and season in horticulture and give the student an opportunity to observe the use of these elements within artwork and designs created by historically significant designers in art, the outdoor landscape, and other horticultural media.


Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:15pm
Fee: $100
Location: NCCC Sanborn Campus, C-115

Woody Plant Materials
Study of selected deciduous and evergreen woody trees, shrubs, and vines used in the landscape industry. Emphasis is on identification characteristics, horticultural uses, cultural requirements, site assessment, and design attributes. Includes the latest variety and cultivar options, insect and disease concerns, invasive plants, and native plants. Required campus walks and field trips to local arboreta, botanical gardens, and noteworthy woody plant installations will be held during class hours.


Schedule: Fridays, 8:00 – 12:50 pm
Fee: $100
Location: NCCC Sanborn Campus, C-200

Maximum 6 Participants per Course. Sign Up Now!

For more information, contact:

Carolyn Stanko, Horticulture Program Coordinator at 716-614-6423 or cstanko@niagaracc.suny.edu or Enroll Now.

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