Horticulture / Greenhouse Worker (Basic Skills)

Recipients of the Horticulture / Greenhouse Worker (Basic Skills) credential have demonstrated concept proficiency and completed  the following tasks:

Student demonstrates work ethics/employability skills:

  1. ___   Reports to work area and dresses appropriately for work.
  2. ___   Has all supplies needed to perform work
  3. ___   Starts work promptly
  4. ___   Asks instructor for assistance if needed.
  5. ___   Stays on task.  (Does not abuse bathroom or water breaks)
  6. ___   Follows safety rules and demonstrates correct social skills at all times.
  7. ___   Asks instructor for work assignment if necessary
  8. ___   Cleans up work area at the end of the period without being asked
  9. ___   Works cooperatively with others on group projects
  10. ___   Works independently after being assigned a task
  11. ___   Accepts constructive criticism
  12. ___   Notifies school/employer of absence or tardiness
  13. ___   Accepts and performs additional tasks willingly

 
Student maintains a safe work environment by:

  1. ___    Following universal safety precautions
  2. ___    Storing all equipment, materials and supplies correctly
  3. ___    Following cleanup procedures at end of the workday
  4. ___    Performing basic and/or routine maintenance of equipment

 
Student is familiar with safety concepts and safe work habits:

  1. ___    Displays a safe attitude when working
  2. ___    Performs work in a safe manner with out being told
  3. ___    Identifies potential dangers and understands their consequences in independent work situations.

 
Student can complete general nursery/greenhouse activities:

  1. ___    Waters plants
  2. ___    Mixes potting media
  3. ___    Plant seeds
  4. ___    Transplants and repots plants
  5. ___    Fertilizes plants
  6. ___    Makes and pots cuttings
  7. ___    Propagates greenhouse plants
  8. ___    Prepares/arranges hanging baskets
  9. ___    Stakes and ties plants
  10. ___    Arranges and prepares plants for sale

 
Student can perform the following horticulture tasks:

  1. ___ Takes soil samples
  2. ___    Checks plants for insects and report findings to supervisor
  3. ___ Removes grass and weeds from flower beds and garden
  4. ___ Plants flowers and/or vegetables
  5. ___ Prepares and applies compost
  6. ___ Plants/transplants trees, shrubs and/ or seedlings
  7. ___ Mulches flowers and/or vegetables
  8. ___ Cleans ground of leaves and/or litter
  9. ___ Landscape garden

 

For more information on digital badge credentialing, check out the Education Associates’ Quick-Start Guide.

Job Ready. Life Ready.


Life-learning begins with discovery.

What We Offer