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Green Industries (Horticulture)

Green industries courses offer students opportunities to investigate how to care for and sustainable manage our natural and living resources. Students will explore a variety of areas within green industries, including agriculture, floristry, forestry, horticulture,and/or landscaping.

Students will gain practical skills and knowledge by completing a variety of authentic, industry-relevant activities and projects, such as plant propagation and greenhouse maintenance
activities; landscape design and planning exercises. Students will also investigate the numerous and varied ways in which green industries and society are interdependent.

Green industries courses will prepare students for working safely in the many fields that are encompassed in this subject area. Students will learn about career opportunities in the
green industries and about the Essential Skills and work habits that are important for success in these fields.

Gr 10 Green Industries - THJ2O

This course introduces students to the various sectors of the green industries – agriculture, forestry, horticulture, floristry, and landscaping. Using materials, processes, and techniques commonly employed in these industries, students will participate in a number of hands-on projects that may include plant or animal propagation; production, maintenance, and arvesting activities; the development of floral or landscaping designs; and/or related construction activities. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to green industry activities, learn about safe and healthy working practices, and explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various industry sectors.

Gr 11 Green Industries - THJ3E

This course enables students to develop Knowledge and skills related to agriculture, floristry, forestry, horticulture and landscaping. Students will learn to identify a broad range of plant and animal species; examine factors that affect the growth of plants and animals and the quality of products derived from them; and develop process, design and maintenance skills required in the green industries. Students will also learn about safe and healthy working practices, develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to green industry activities, and learn about apprenticeships and other postsecondary education and training opportunities, as well as employment opportunities that may be pursued directly after graduation.

Gr 12 Green Industries - THJ4E

This course enables students to gain further experience with a variety of industry procedures and operations and to acquire additional industry-specific skills. Students will study more complex processes, develop more advanced design and maintenance skills, and explore ways of enhancing environmental stainability. they will also examine social and economic issues related to the green industries, learn about safe and healthy working practices, study industry standards and codes, and explore career opportunities in the various industries. The knowledge and skills acquired in this course will prepare students for the workplace and apprenticeship training.