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Horticulture Classes

January 21 to May 15, 2020

REGISTRATION: Click Enroll Now button at top of page

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.

The Biology of Cannabis

A detailed study of the anatomy and physiology of cannabis. This course introduces students to the unique features of cannabis biology including: species evolution and taxonomy, morphology and floral traits, cannabinoids, terpenes, tropisms, plant genetics, and breeding. Topics will be presented to increase awareness of the role external environmental factors play in producing internal responses in cannabis.

Days: 
Mondays and Wednesdays 
Time:  8:30 to 9:45 a.m.
Location:  NCCC Sanborn Campus, Room C-232
Cost: $250
Instructor: Melissa Moore

Cannabis Pest Management

Designed to develop the student’s skills for biotic and abiotic diagnostic problem identification and understanding of potential prevention and treatment options in the cannabis industry. This course covers the identification of various environmental, nutrient, and insect, disease, and weed pest issues as well as cultural, non-chemical, organic, biological controls, and synthetic chemical pest management options and how they impact quality control issues. Emphasis is placed on sustainable, best management practices

Days:  Fridays
Time:  8:10 to 10:50 a.m.
Location:  NCCC Sanborn Campus, Room C-232
Cost:  $250
Instructor:  Melissa Moore

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 pending for this class as a 30-Hour Training Course for Core and Categories 3A, 3B, 3C .

Days: Wednesday & Fridays
Time: 
2:00 to  4:15 p.m.
Location:
NCCC Sanborn Campus, Room C-233

Cost: $200
Instructor:  Tom Mitchell

Landscape Design II including Dynoscape Design Software Training

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

Days: Tuesday & Thursdays  January 21 - May 15, 2020  (Dynoscape begin approx. 2/18 - 4/23/20)
Time:  8:15 - 10:50 a.m.
Location: NCCC Sanborn Campus, Room C-226

Cost: $200
Instructor:  Carolyn Stanko

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.

Days: Tuesday, Thursday & Fridays 
Time/Location: 
Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Room C-221 and Friday 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: NCCC Sanborn Campus, Room CA-101
Cost: $100
Instructor:  Vicki Jancef

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.

Days: Tuesday & Thursdays 
Time: 
2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Location:
 NCCC Sanborn Campus, Room CA-101

Cost: $100
Instructor:  Vicki Jancef

Soil Science 

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental principles of soil science: their origin, nature and constitution, and their chemical, physical, and biological properties. Soils are explored in relation to their importance to the environment and to their uses for plant growth management. Emphasis will be placed on what constitutes soil and how it operates within the overall biosphere. Labs focus methods of scientific inquiry in the soil sciences and on learning practical skills for assessing and managing soils.

Day: Monday
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:50 p.m. Room E-114 and Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Location: NCCC Sanborn Campus, Room C-203
Cost: $100
Instructor:  Carolyn Stanko

  • All classes are open to the public and 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.
  • Seats are limited. Sign Up Now!

 

Maximum 6 Participants per Course.

REGISTRATION: Click Enroll Now button at top of the page

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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