The three-year "Gardening and Landscaping" Programme has in common the first two years of study with the corresponding two-year 'Gardening' Programme offered at KES College. This three-year programme builds on the knowledge and skills that students acquire during their first two years of study, in which the students are introduced into historical and modern practices and techniques for Gardening, Garden Design and Landscape Design, Cultivation and Arboriculture that are appropriate for the Mediterranean Garden and Landscape. In the third year they offer top-level techniques in Gardening, Garden Design and Landscape Design, while at the same time the students acquire the bases for the creation and operation of a small business in this field.
|Health and Safety in Gardening||2||4|
|Introduction to Chemistry||2||4|
|Introduction to Garden History||2||4|
|Introduction to Pedology and Fertilizers||3||6|
|Introduction to Botany||5||8|
|Design Process in Gardening||3||4|
|Gardening and Floriculture : Annual, Biennial, Perennial, Bulbs, Tubers and Phizomes||3||5|
|Gardening and Floriculture : Hedges, Bushes, Trees and Climbing Plants.||3||6|
|Grasses, Turfs and Mosaic Plants||3||6|
|Practical Training I||-||4|
|Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Bushes||3||5|
|Management of Enemies, Diseases and Weeds||2||4|
|Introduction to Computer Aided Design||3||5|
|Garden Constructions I||2||4|
|Garden and Landscaping Drawing Plan||4||6|
|Automatic Irrigation Systems||2||4|
|2D Computer Aided Landscaping Design||3||4|
|Garden Constructions II||3||3|
|Tree Surgery and Basic Pruning Techniques||2||3|
|Final Project I||3||5|
|Practical Training II||-||4|
|Analysis, Composition and Sustainable Landscape||3||5|
|Photorealistic Digital Landscape Design||3||6|
|Olericulture and Introduction to Hydroponic Crops||3||6|
|Business Management and Planning in Gardening and Landscape Designing||3||5|
|Management of Golf Courses, Sports Facilities and Parks||3||4|
|Aromatic and Medicinal Plants||2||3|
|Nursery Production and Management||2||4|
|Management of Small Size Enterprise||2||4|
|Tropical and Subtropical Plants and Trees||2||3|
|3D Computer Aided Landscape Modelling||3||4|
|Final Project II||2||6|
|Introduction to Environmental Science||2||4|
|Viticulture - Oenology||2||4|
|Solid and Liquid Waste Management||2||4|
|Nutrition and Diet||2||4|
|Food and Society||2||4|
|Introduction to Marketing||2||4|
*P.P.W.: Period per week. Duration: 55 minutes.
Health and Safety in Gardening
The main purpose of the course is to elevate the appropriate conditions for a safe and healthy working environment.
The aim of the course is to introduce the students to the science of Ecology for understanding the relationships between the different organisms and the environment and the need for its improvement and protection in order to maintain its sustainability.
Introduction to Chemistry
The aim of the course is to provide students with basic principles of General and Inorganic Chemistry, which are considered necessary for the understanding and consolidation of the knowledge that the Gardening professional must possess.
Introduction to Garden history
The main purpose of the course is to introduce the students to the basic evolution and development of gardening in history, help them to become capable to locate this evolution and development through the appropriate lens and historical prospect and introduce them to the aesthetics of cultural development.
Introduction to Pedology and Fertilizers
The aim of the course is to teach students the basic functions of the soil (physicochemical properties) and how it can be fertilized for the healthy growth of plants and shrub trees.
Introduction to Botany
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the basic concepts of Botany, the characteristics of living and non-living organisms and the internal phenomena of plant life.
The Design Process in Landscaping Design
This course is designed to build and enhance student’s ‘Designer Thinking’ allowing them to produce detailed and of high quality, novel design proposals, presented in a professional manner.
The aim of the course is to demonstrate how English is used in real-life situations of Gardening and Landscaping professionals.
The main purpose of the course is to introduce students to the basic computer functions, skills and applications.
Gardening and Floriculture: Annual, Biennial, Perennial, Bulbs, Tubers and Phizomes
The aim the course is to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills regarding the cultivation, preservation and protection of various ornamental plants, harvested flowers, bulbs, tubers and rhizomes and for grooming gardens and parks.
Gardening and Floriculture: Hedges, Bushes, Trees and Climbing Plants
The aim the course is to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills regarding the cultivation, preservation and protection of various ornamental plants, harvested flowers, bulbs, tubers and rhizomes and for grooming gardens and parks
Grasses, Turfs and Mosaic Plants
The aim of the course is to give students the basic knowledge and skills regarding the creation, cultivation, protection and maintenance of Grasses, Turfs and Mosaic Plants
Practical Training I
The Practical Training course in gardening aims to consolidate the theoretical knowledge acquired by the students during the first year of their studies and help them build practical skills in the specialty of the gardener.
The aim of the course is to provide students with the general principles of Arboriculture with regard to the growth, development, propagation and fruition of trees. The course also deals with the origin, morphology, development and production of each fruit tree individually.
Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Bushes
The course introduces students to the concept of landscaping with various plants, shrubs and trees, and their right combination and placement in space to ensure consistency and enhance their beauty as living elements of the garden.
Management of Plant Pests, Diseases and Weeds
The aim of the course is to train students to recognize pests (insects, mites, nematodes), diseases (fungi, bacteria, viruses) and the various kinds of weeds (annual, biannual, perennial) and control them with the most appropriate method (chemical, physical, mechanical and biological).
Introduction to Computer Aided Design
The main purpose of this course is to get the students acquainted with the use of the Adobe Photoshop and AutoCAD design software.
Garden Constructions I
This main purpose of this course, is to introduce students to the different materials that are used in gardening constructions, describing their properties and uses.
Garden and Landscaping Drawing Plan
The main purpose of this course is to give to the students an outline of the general principles and practices of garden design, based especially on the appropriate use of tools, the graphical representation and material.
Automatic Irrigation Systems
The aim of the course is to train students in the design and installation of irrigation systems and installation of automations, aiming at exploiting their potential and advantages in saving water, reducing working time and improving the quality of the products produced.
2D Computer Aided Landscaping Design
The course focuses on the study, understand and creation of landscaping designs, projective and prospective designs, as well as irrigation and altitude designs. Furthermore, this course focuses on 2D design, based on the software program AutoCAD.
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the basic elements of small scale gardens in urban areas and in areas such as balconies, open spaces, courtyards and even indoors.
Garden Constructions II
The course ‘Gardening Constructions II’ represents a continuation of the course ‘Gardening Constructions I’ which, as it follows, is a prerequisite for this course.
Tree Surgery and Basic Pruning Techniques
The aim of the course is to train students in the practice and in the techniques of pruning. It focuses on various ornamental and fruit trees as well as shrubs, aiming to influence their growth and development with effect on production of flowers and fruits as well as on aesthetics.
Final Project I
The main scope of this course, is to prepare the students to carry out a professional gardening design, applying the knowledge and skills acquired through the respective program of studies.
Practical Training II
With professional practice in real conditions and situations, this course aims to enrich the students’ knowledge acquired through the theoretical part of the courses during the first and second year of their studies and help them capitalize on their practical skills within the specialization of the garden constructionist.
Analysis, Composition and Sustainable Landscape
The aim of the course is to train students in teams on how to analyze large-scale public space for landscape designing.
Photorealistic Digital Landscape Design
The main purpose of this course is to teach the students ways in creating photorealistic views of outdoor spaces through the use of Photoshop in order to help them become professional garden designers and communicate and present their ideas accordingly.
Olericulture and Introduction to Hydroponic Crops
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the general principles of Orericulture for the growth, development, production, storage and processing of various vegetable families using different cultivation methods, for saving water and space.
Business Management and Planning in Gardening and Landscape Designing
The main purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the basic concepts and principles of business management, including the basic concepts and principles in writing business plans, with a specialized focus in gardening companies.
Management of Golf Courses, Sports Facilities and Parks
The main aim of this course is to train the students on the management of golf courses, sports facilities and parks, giving them the necessary basis of knowledge and skills so that they can choose environmentally healthy solutions for the most effective and efficient management of such courses, facilities and parks.
Aromatic and Medicinal Plants
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the basic principles of aromatic and medicinal plants in terms of their growth, development, propagation and flowering, as well as to the origin, morphology, physiology and production of essential oils of these plants.
Nursery Production and Management
The main purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the practices and techniques in properly managing a nursery and train them in all of the possible tasks and responsibilities related to it, ranging from basic cultivation to trade.
Management of Small Size Enterprise
The main purpose of this course is to cover important areas which relate to small businesses and ways of organizing them so as to maximize their potential for success.
Tropical and Subtropical Plants
The aim of the course is to provide students with the basic knowledge on the morphology and physiology of tropical and subtropical plants, in terms of their growth, propagation, and fruit production.
3D Computer Aided Landscape Modelling
The main purpose of this course is to apply the knowledge and skills acquired from previous courses towards the creation of 3D designs with the air of the professional software AutoCAD 3D and 3D StuDioMAX. Upon the completion of this course, the students will be able to transform their 2D plans to 3D plans and present their suggestion/proposal by modelling the end result as this is going to appear during the day, night, the 4 weather seasons with the aid of material, lighting and shading techniques.
The course deals with the basic principles of tree maintenance in the urban environment and aims to introduce students to the theory and practice of tree management in the urban and suburban environment.
Final Project II
The aim of the course is assist students to prepare a final specialized landscape project which will be presented in front of to a three-member committee as proof of the know-how and skills of students gained during the Program.
Introduction to Environmental Science
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the concept of sustainability, for the sustainable management of natural resources through the understanding of the structure and function of the natural and anthropogenic environment and their interaction. In addition, to identify the problems that have arisen from this interaction, as well as the ways in which these problems can be addressed.
Viticulture – Oenology
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the basic principles of viticulture and winemaking.
Liquid and Solid Waste Management
The course introduces students to the basic characteristics of waste, that waste is valuable resources and the basic technologies used in the treatment of liquid and solid waste.
Nutrition and Diet
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the basic principles of nutrition and dietetics and to the role of different foods in human health.
Food and Society
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the general concepts of nutrition and society. Students will study the influences that people receive in relation to eating.
Introduction to Marketing
To introduce students to the science of Marketing Management and its applications in business and organisations.
Coordinator of the Programme: Dr. Androniki Bolla
Office: 5 Kallipolis Avenue, 1055 Nicosia
Employment Status: Part Time
Specialization: AGRICULTURE, PRODUCTION, ENVIRONMENTAL
Programmes of Study: GARDENING AND LANDSCAPING
Short cv: Ms. Antoniou Efrosini is a lecturer at KES College since 2015. She has a Master's degree in Urban Environmental Management from the Wageningen University of the Netherlands and a Degree in Agriculture from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She participated in a number of seminars and working groups related to her specialty.
• Zafiriou, R., & Antoniou, E., (2013) “Experiences of present Climate Change impacts at the heart of Mediterranean. The case of beekeepers, olive growers and fisher folk on Kythera and Antikythera islands”. UNESCO Research Report Σελ. 72-112
• Antoniou, E., (2012) ‘Urban Heat Island Effect and the Urban Water Management in the City of Arnhem’. Altera Research Institute and Future Cities - Urban Networks to Face Climate Change. Research Report Σελ. 1-64
Employment Status: Full Time
Position: Programme Coordinator, Senior Lecturer
Specialization: AGRICULTURE, HURTICULTURE
Programmes of Study: GARDENING, GARDENING AND LANDSCAPING
Short cv: Dr Androniki Bolla is is the Coordinator of the "Gardening" and "Gardening and Landscaping" Programmes of Study. She is allso a Senior Lecturer at KES College since 2013. She holds a Doctorate (PhD) in Agriculture from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, MSc in Agriculture from the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania CICHEAM and a Degree in Agriculture from the Aristotle University. She continued her academic studies at the Open University completing a Masters Degree in Environmental Protection and Management. She has also served as a fellow at the Centre of Excellence in Agriculture and the Environment, (OGI, 2003-2004). She has worked as an Agricultural Officer at the Department of Agriculture from 2011-2013 and as an inspector of agricultural holdings at the National Bank of Greece from 2000 to 2003. She has been responsible for the organization and management of research laboratories and Coordination and organization of conferences.
Employment Status: Full Time
Position: Programme Coordinator, Senior Lecturer
Specialization: BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL
Programmes of Study: MEDICAL REPRESENTATIVES, PHARMACY ASSISTANT (TECHNICIAN), TECHNICIAN FOR PRODUCTION OF ORGANIC PRODUCTS, JOURNALISM WITH PUBLIC RELATIONS, GARDENING
Short cv: Dr Dimitrios Sarris is the Research Coordinator of KES Research Centre and Coordinator of the Environmental Technicians Program at KES College since 2017. He is a Biologist with a Master’s Degree and a PhD from the University of Patras in Greece in collaboration with the University of Basel in Switzerland. He has a 14 year academic teaching experience working, among other, as a Visiting Assistant Professor and as Special Scientist at the University of Cyprus, as Postgraduate Thematic Unit Coordinator at the Open University of Cyprus as well as a Lecturer at the University of Ioannina in Greece. He has 15 papers published at high ranking Scientific Journals (h index 10) and 29 announcements mostly at International Conferences, while acting as a reviewer for 13 Scientific Journals. He has worked at 18 International and National research projects and designed/supervised more than 25 Thesis (Diploma, Master’s and PhD).
Employment Status: Full Time
Specialization: AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Programmes of Study: GARDENING
Short cv: Mr Dimitris Tsimouris is a Lecturer at KES College since 2018. He holds a Master qualification (MA) in Landscape Architecture, PGCert in Landscape Design from Greenwich University and a BSc in Agricultural Sciences from the Cyprus University of Technology. Since 2014 he has been working in a family-run agricultural production business. Also since 2015 he works as a Trainer at the Adult Education Centers of the Ministry of Education and Culture teaching Agriculture and Gardening. Moreover since 2015 he is an Agriculture Consultant in a private nursery. He teaches subjects of his specialty.
Employment Status: Part Time
Specialization: AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENTAL
Programmes of Study: TECHNICIAN FOR PRODUCTION OF ORGANIC PRODUCTS, GARDENING
Short cv: Ms. Christina Christodoulou is a Lecturer at KES College since 2016. She holds a Master (MSc) and a Bachelor Degree (BSc) in Agriculture from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Diploma in Cosmetology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, while she is also in the process of obtaining a second postgraduate qualification in Environmental Management and Protection by the Open University of Cyprus. Between 2008-2014 she worked at the Cyprus Beekeeping Center as Agronomist. She is also a Trainer at the Adult Education Centers of the Ministry of Education and Culture since 2012 and a teacher at the Post-Lyceum Training Institutes of the Ministry of Education and Culture from 2015 - today. In addition since 2015, she is a Chief Agricultural Officer at the Cyprus Agro Industry Center. She teaches subjects of her specialty.