2021 - 2022 College Catalog 
    Jan 20, 2022  
2021 - 2022 College Catalog

HORT 401 - Hort. Special Projects IV

Credit Hours: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Laboratory Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s): HORT 101 , HORT 201  & HORT 301  

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

As the last in the sequence of special projects classes, this course for seniors enrolled in the Horticulture Management OR Landscape Management BBA programs, is designed to provide real-life planning, management, and employee/job supervisory experiences.  This course will require students to take managerial responsibilities as they are related to facility construction, maintenance and/or management projects on the SUNY Delhi Main and Valley Campuses or College Golf Course. With guidance from the instructor/facility superintendent, students will be project leaders in which they will develop plans, obtain cost estimates and create a work schedule on an as needed basis. To install the project, students in HORT 301  may be utilized as crew members. Some project examples include, but are not limited to new or renovation of existing woody plant display gardens, woody/herbaceous plant nursery, and raised garden beds; installation of new amenities (i.e. cold frames or overwintering structures); and other related operations. Students in this course may also teach the calibration, mixing and application of organic horticultural chemicals as pesticides and fertilizers.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Plan tasks typical to the day to day management of a horticulture facility
  2. Choose the proper specialized horticultural facility equipment per project
  3. Select the most appropriate varieties and cultivars of local ornamental woody plant species and based on their cultural requirements
  4. Develop planning and budgeting documents for the operation horticulture facilities and facility projects
  5. Determine the proper calibration, mixing and application of horticultural chemicals as pesticides and fertilizers