Horticulture/Landscaping

  • The green industry is a fast growing career sector which offers education and career opportunities at many levels. The Horticulture Program will expose students to the industry through hands on learning which will emphasize ecological, organic and responsible approaches to the design, construction and care of all types of landscapes -- from urban to suburban. 

    Through lecture, discussion, hands on training and demonstration, students will develop work and life skills which will help guide them through their development as stewards of the environment. This program will prepare students and develop their credentials for options ranging from 2-4 year college degrees or employment in the green industry.

    Curriculum to Include:

    • Work, life communication, observation and problem solving skills
    • Plant and soil science
    • Plant identification, care and propagation of perennials, vegetables, trees and shrubs
    • Practice the proper and safe use of tools
    • Learn safe procedures of maintenance 
    • Landscape design and project management
    • Greenhouse management and maintenance
    • Interior plantscaping and care
    • Landscape construction techniques to include but not limit to: grading, drainage, hardscapes, carpentry, plant installation and masonry
    • Environmental awareness
    • Food production
    • Basic business and entrepreneurial practices
    • community outreach and networking
    • Small and medium machine operation

     

    Career Pathways:

    Landscape contracting, landscape architecture, Parks and recreation, horticulturist, green house management, environmental engineering, ecologist, farming, floriculture

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  • Construction Technology Department
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