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Learn the basics of decorative container gardening including the use of whimsical and creative up-cycled containers, plant selections and pairings, care and maintenance. Students will learn about container selection and preparation soil/medium choice, plant varieties, fertilizing, and care.

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Explores various hydroponic systems, their specific plant material, and growing conditions. Students will work hands-on with several units and plant materials.

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The study and installation of organic inputs for healthy landscapes. Students will brew compost tea, make compost and operate lawn care equipment. Topics explored will include alternative lawn and land care practices, practical business applications and environmental implications of current practices.

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Combines three NWCG classes. S-133 is a fire safety course. S-131 is Firefighter Type 1 training. Sometimes called Squad Boss, these are the entry-level supervisors in wildland firefighting. S-211 consists of three skill areas including supply, delivery and application of water.

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Planning, execution, safety, coordination and evaluation of an ignition operation on a wildland or prescribed fire.

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Prepares new firefighters in basic firefighting skills and behavior factors that will aid them in the safe and effective control of wildland fires.

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Allows students to gain valuable fire experience for the resume. While not guaranteed, students may be paid for some forest fire suppression duty.


Consists of student participation in prescribed fire application for management and fuel reduction objectives. Emphasis will be on safety, ignition patterns and holding crews.


Consists of the Pack Test, administered to the NWCG Work Capacity Test Administrator's Guide standards.


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