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 Course Title:   Greenhouse Production Systems


 Department:    ENVAG

 Course #:    127

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3.5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Covers greenhouse management from planning, greenhouse type selection, crop selection, and harvest. Understand laws pertaining to zoning, pesticide use, and postharvest handling.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Have the ability to create a wide array of greenhouse designs.
  2. Demonstrate familiarity with greenhouse systems, including water, electricity, temperature, and ventilation.
  3. Create a successful greenhouse management plan.
  4. Define and describe hydroponics and aquaponics.
  5. Understand the laws pertaining to zoning, pesticide use, post-harvest handling, and water use.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.4 Use scientific concepts and principles to understand the natural world, human behavior and culture, and relationships between humans and the rest of the natural world.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.2 Demonstrate an understanding of legal, ethical, and environmental issues in the use and misuse of technology.

Course Contents

  1. Greenhouse financial, spatial, and time budgets.
  2. Greenhouse production history.
  3. Greenhouse structure types.
  4. Greenhouse site selection and floor planning.
  5. Greenhouse water, electricity, heating, cooling, and ventilation.
  6. Greenhouse hydroponic systems.
  7. Greenhouse building materials and checklist.
  8. Greenhouse accessories and maintenance.
  9. Greenhouse plans (from multiuse cold frames to basic conventional greenhouses, etc.)