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Floral Design and Production

EHS courtyard
Year long course 1.0 credit
Fine Arts credit
Occupational Education credit
Grades 9 - 12 eligible

FLORAL DESIGN AND PRODUCTION

General Description

Prerequisite: None

Students will learn about the floral and ornamental horticulture industries by creating floral arrangements, corsages and boutonnieres; producing hanging baskets, bedding plants and planting arrangements; using florists supplies and greenhouse equipment; learning how to order, price and market floral materials; applying principles of design; producing and marketing greenhouse crops and floral arrangements; developing customer service and employability skills; and exploring careers. To effectively manipulate plant growth, students will learn about soils and media, fertilizers, light, temperature and propagation in a greenhouse as well as cut flower conditioning, storage, care and handling. Active participation in greenhouse and outdoor plant production are required; student success will be highly related to quality workmanship. Topics will be learned through a combination of reading, lecture, notes, handson labs and activities, projects, presentations and field trips. Student leadership development will be an integral portion of the curriculum provided through the FFA chapter. All students enrolled in this program are encouraged to be an active FFA member through activities and events held by our chapter.
 

Theory of Action

Career and Technical education courses introduce students to a variety of high demand and high skill career pathways and connect the student's future career goals to innovative learning environments.  With an emphasis on real world, real life skills, Career and Technical Education takes students where they need to go to be prepared for their future. Through integrating and applying 21st century skills, technical knowledge, and core academic learnings,  our goal is that every student will graduate from EHS prepared for the job market and postsecondary education. Whether students plan to go to work straight out of high school or eventually earn a PhD, whether they have a set clear career goal or just want to learn something practical and new, all students benefit from participating in CTE courses and programs of study.