Successful completion of this certificate prepares students to become greenhouse professionals with the knowledge and skills to work in hydroponic and aquaponic greenhouses for home/farm and commercial scale operations. Students will learn about greenhouse operations, multiple hydroponic systems, major techniques and challenges of growing hydroponic plants from propagation to harvesting and marketing, resource conservation, integrated pest management and aquaponics.
- Demonstrate understanding of sustainable agriculture production techniques commonly used in controlled environment agriculture.
- Provide leadership in creating and maintaining safe working and production environments.
- Demonstrate an awareness of economic, environmental, and community impacts of soilless agriculture.
- Demonstrate an understanding of soilless plant systems.
CORE REQUIREMENTS: (27 HRS.)
GRHS 121 Greenhouse Operations and
GRHS 123 Introduction to Hydroponic Systems (3)
GRHS 125 Hydroponic Plant Systems (3)
GRHS 127 Hydroponic Vegetable Production (4)
GRHS 221 Aquaponics (4)
RELATED REQUIREMENTS: (9 HRS.)
Choose from the following
BSAD 119 Entrepreneurship-Planning and
ALTF 111 Introduction to Alternative Fuels
and Vehicle Technology (3)
ENVR 111 Introduction to Sustainability (3)
ENVR 215 Active Water Harvesting and (3)
HMRG 118 Sanitation and Safety (2)
SOLR 111 Introduction to Solar (1)
SOLR 131 Design and Installation of Solar Hot (3)
SOLR 121 Design and Installation of (3)
Photovoltaic Systems I
GRHS 298 Greenhouse Internship (1-4)
NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.
TOTAL 27 CREDITS