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Instructor
Instructor
Elizabeth Prough
eprough@kcsd.us

Program Offerings

6 months ago

Floral Design:

Floral design is a course designed to introduce students to the career possibilities in the floral industry and to provide basic instruction in the techniques of floral design and merchandising.  Some topics covered in this course are as follows: Exploring careers in the retail flower business, principles of design, selection, conditioning, and storing of cut flowers and greens, mechanics and supplies used in floral design, selecting wire and wiring flowers, selecting ribbon and tying bows, and constructing the following flower arrangements throughout the year:  boutonnieres, corsages, bud vases, circular arrangements, triangular arrangements, line arrangements, wreaths, holiday and wedding arrangements, and sympathy flowers. Grades 9, 10, 11, 12


Landscape Design and Maintenance:

In landscape design and maintenance students will learn the elements and principles of landscape design and execute actual installations from their own designs. The exploration of the landscape industry, including employment opportunities, is presented to students through current landscape publications and professional organizations. Students will study the principles and elements of landscape design: simplicity, balance, repetition, scale, and unity. Recommended for students who like to work with their hands.  Grades 9, 10, 11, 12


Horticulture:

Horticulture is a course designed to examine the fundamental horticulture principles, from careers in the field to the cultivation of specific crops.  Some topics covered in this course are as follows: plant science, plant propagation, greenhouse management and crops, integrated pest management, container-grown plants, using plants in the landscape, lawn and turf grass establishment and maintenance, the vegetable garden, the small fruit garden, and holiday crafts and floral designs.  Grades 9, 10, 11, 12


Animal Science:

Animal Science is a course designed to teach all aspects of the companion animal industry.  Some companion animals and topics covered in this class are as follows: horses, fish, dogs, cats, exotic pets, reptiles, service animals, alternative animals, animal behavior, animal genetics, animal growth and development, and animal nutrition. Grades 9, 10, 11, 12.