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Course Duration

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Type of course

Short Courses

Campus where course is offered

ITE College East

Course Certification


Learn how to identify basic plants through observing objective details about them. This course will focus on local flora common in the Singapore horticultural industry and may require you to be in the outdoors.

On completion of this course, the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) will accord the following Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to participants:

  • 5 CEUs to ISA Certified Arborists and ISA BCMA-Science
  • 7 CEUs to Certified Practising Horticulturist

The above CEUs are subject to changes and approval from ISA.

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What you'll learn

  • Importance of plants to human well-being
  • Nomenclature, binomial names, the hierarchy of classification
  • Identify basic plant parts and morphology
  • Identify simple vs. compound leaves, and leaf arrangement
  • Identify basic flower parts; diversity of flower morphology

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