Greenhouse Management Online
— Offered by Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences and the Department of Horticulture —
Grow your career with our 17-week online, non-credit course for industry professionals.
You will learn best practices regarding the operation and management of greenhouses and other controlled environments used in horticultural production, with an emphasis on system design and construction, control of light intensity and photoperiod, heating and cooling systems, substrates, mineral nutrition, water quality and irrigation systems.
Course materials are online and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the U of A's online learning system. Course materials include text, images, videos and video-based discovery presentations to accommodate different learning styles and promote understanding. All testing is conducted online, and students receive immediate feedback and grading. Course participants can communicate with the instructor by e-mail, phone, video or Skype as needed.
While there are no specific dates, the course does follow a schedule with weekly due dates for assignments.
Upon satisfactory completion of the class, participants will receive a certificate of completion from the University of Arkansas. This certificate can be used to self-report professional development hours. Please consult the organization you wish to receive development credit from for instructions on how to convert contact hours to professional development hours. This course comprises 51 contact hours.
- Greenhouse designs & construction materials
- Benching systems
- Glazing materials
- Lighting, heating & cooling systems
- Growing media & mineral nutrition
- Water quality & irrigation systems
- Plant growth regulators
- Hydroponic systems