Horticulture Career Preparation

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Elliott Glass
CTE Director

Ethan Dangelo

Daniel Richards

Horticulture students are trained in various disciplines such as landscape architecture, arboriculture, turf management, floral design, greenhouse management, natural resources and park management. They learn about plant identification, insect identification and control, soils, plant propagation and plant science. Students are responsible for operating a working greenhouse and selling products to the public. In addition to plant life, students learn small-engine repair.

Certifications or licenses you may earn in this program:

  • Horticulture Program Certificate
  • 10-Hour OSHA Safety Training
  • FFA Greenhand Award
  • FFA Certificates and Awards for State Competition
  • Tree Care Specialist (Tree Care Industry Association)

Which skills are learned?

Landscape architecture, arboriculture, turf management, greenhouse management, forest management.

What type of job can you get after graduation?

Nursery worker, landscape gardener, greenhouse production, arborist, heavy equipment operator, forest ranger.

With additional training / education, what jobs are available?

Landscape architect, greenhouse management, wildlife biologist, soil conservationist/scientist, ecologist, arborist, environmental engineering, and watershed management.