Workforce Development

Horticulture Classes

August 26 to December 13, 2019

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All classes are open to the public. These classes are non-credit. You will receive a certificate of completion for the non-credit course, if you attend at least 85% of all sessions of the course and earn a grade of at least 70%.

If you would like to turn your certificates of completion into credit towards a Horticulture certificate or AAS degree, up to 7 credits may be awarded through the NCCC Credit for Prior Learning Process. More information on the requirements can be provided by the Horticulture program coordinator.

Art & History of Horticulture

This two-faceted course first introduces students to the artistic elements and concepts used within horticulture and landscape design as well as reviewing the part horticulture and landscape design has played in history.  An introduction to major historical designers and their contributions to society is included.  This course will provide insight into the artistic use of color, form, scale, texture, light, dark and season and give the student an opportunity to observe the use of these elements within artwork and designs created by historically significant designers in art, the outdoor landscape and other horticultural media.

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
12:00 to 1:15 p.m.
NCCC Sanborn Campus, Room C-225

Cost: $100

Floral Design I

Hands on course focusing on the principles of design illustrated  through the use of floral materials; floral design elements and techniques including color, form, line and texture; and the history and utilization of floral art in society.  Design projects and critiques are conducted to build the student's sense of aesthetics and technical skills.

Days/Times: Mondays 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesdays 6:00 to 8:50 p.m.
Location: NCCC Sanborn Campus, Room C-203

Cost: $200

Greenhouse Management

This is a practical course introducing the principals of commercial greenhouse management.  Topics covered include location, construction, efficient operating and management practices, soil/media, watering systems, lighting, climate control, pest and nutritional issues, along with new greenhouse technology and business management practices.  An introduction to hydroponics production will be included.  Some classes will be spent working on projects in the campus greenhouse.  Field trips to commercial businesses will be held during class hours.

Days: Thursdays
2:00 to 4:50 p.m.
 NCCC Sanborn Campus, Room C-233

Cost: $100

Woody Plant Materials

Study of selected deciduous and evergreen woody trees, shrubs and vines used in the landscape industry.  Emphasis is on identification characteristics, horticultural uses, cultural requirements, site assessment and design attributes.  Includes the latest variety and cultival options, insect and disease concerns and invasive and native plants.  Required campus walks and field trips to local arboreta, botanical gardens and noteworthy woody plant installations will be held during class hours.

Days: Fridays
8:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
 NCCC Sanborn Campus, Room C-203

Cost: $100

Landscape Design I

The student will experience the process for residential design by working through the design process steps from site analysis through final design presentation.  Class focuses on developing the students' site assessment skills, drawing technique and visual communication of landscapes designs on paper.  Landscape design principles. elements and graphics standards are emphasized.  Field trips to landscape sites will be held during class hours.  Students will be given a list of required textbooks and drawing supplies to obtain on the first day of class.

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
8:15 a.m. to 10:55 p.m.
 NCCC Sanborn Campus, Room C-226

Cost: $100

Landscape Installation & Maintenance

A hands-on course demonstrating the techniques for installing and maintaining trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants in the landscape.  Course includes the use and operation of landscape hand tools and power equipment such as skid steers, tillers, chainsaws and basic construction techniques in a variety of landscape environments.  Emphasis is placed on current industry practices and the latest research.  Hardscaping, water features and irrigation are also covered.

Days/Times: Mondays 8:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. and Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Location: NCCC Sanborn Campus, Room C-225
Cost: $100

Maximum 6 Participants per Course.

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For more information contact:

Carolyn Stanko, Horticulture Program Coordinator at 716-614-6423 or or Enroll Now.


Contact Workforce Development

Location: 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY 14132
Room: A-231
Phone: 716-614-6236