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Marine Trades & Environmental Science

Marine Trades/ Maritime Knowledge

Environmental Science Available Courses

Shellfish Farming Academy

This course will cover all aspects of shellfish aquaculture production. It will introduce students to shellfish farming techniques, strategies, the steps of obtaining a shellfish lease, and starting a business in North Carolina. (Please note: This course includes dates on Saturdays: 7/3, 7/17, 7/31, and 8/14 from 10 am – 5 pm with a lunch break.)

Course Fee: $125
Start Date:
06-22-2021 | T/S | 5 – 8 pm (4 Saturdays, 10 am -5 pm) | 12 sessions | McGee Bldg., Joslyn Hall (Tuesdays); Howard Bldg. (Saturdays)

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Fruit & Vegetable Production (HOR 142 co-curriculum)

This course introduces the principles and techniques of growing fruits and field-grown vegetables. Topics include site selection, proper varietal selection, nutritional values, cultural techniques, harvesting and marketing, and insect and disease control. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles related to the production of selected fruits and vegetables.
Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book Fee: None

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Greenhouse Production (HOR 235 co-curriculum)

This course covers the production of greenhouse crops. Emphasis is placed on product selection and production based on market needs and facility availability, including record keeping. Upon completion, students should be able to select and make production schedules to successfully produce greenhouse crops.
Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book Fee: TBD

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Horticulture Management & Marketing (HOR 273  co-curriculum)

This course covers the steps involved in starting or managing a horticultural business. Topics include financing, regulations, market analysis, employer/employee relations, formulation of business plans, and operational procedures in a horticultural business. Upon completion, students should be able to assume ownership or management of a horticultural business.
Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book Fee: TBD

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Horticulture Pest Management (HOR 164  co-curriculum)

This course covers the identification and management of plant pests including insects, diseases, and weeds. Topics include pest identification and beneficial organisms, pesticide application safety and use of least toxic methods of management. Upon completion, students should be able to manage common landscape pests using least toxic methods of control and be prepared to sit for North Carolina Commercial Pesticide Ground Applicators license.
Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book Fee: TBD

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Horticulture Specialty Crops (HOR 245  co-curriculum)

This course introduces the techniques and requirements for the production of horticultural crops of special or local interest. Topics include development of a local market, proper varietal selection, cultural practices, site selection, and harvesting and marketing practices. Upon completion, students should be able to choose, grow, and market a horticultural crop of special or local interest.
Course Fee: $125
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book Fee: None
Start Date:
05-24-2021 | M/W | 8 – 11:30 am | 16 sessions | Howard Bldg., Rm. 120

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Nursery Production (HOR 225 co-curriculum)

This course covers all aspects of nursery crop production. Emphasis is placed on field production and covers soils, nutrition, irrigation, pest control, and harvesting. Upon completion, students should be able to produce a marketable nursery crop.
Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book Fee: TBD

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Plant Materials II (HOR 161 co-curriculum)

This course provides a supplementary opportunity to cover identification, culture, characteristics, and use of plants in a sustainable landscape, giving students a broader knowledge of available landscape plants for utilization in landscapes and plant production. Emphasis is placed on nomenclature, identification, growth requirements, cultural requirements, soil preferences, landscape applications and expansion of the plant palette. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the proper selection and utilization of plant materials, including natives and invasive plants.
Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book Fee: None

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Plant Propagation (HOR 168 co-curriculum)

This course is a study of sexual and asexual reproduction of plants. Emphasis is placed on seed propagation, grafting, stem and root propagation, micro-propagation, and other propagation techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully propagate ornamental plants.
Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book Fee: None

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Small Scale Microgreen Production

Course Fee: $70
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book Fee: None

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