Program Start Date: Fall or spring term
Minimum Program Length: 64 academic weeks; 4 terms; 70 credits
Curriculum Code: 35402
Horticulture technology students study applied plant science emphasizing plant production and use. Students are trained in landscaping, nursery and garden center operations, greenhouse management, and horticulture support operations.
Students participate in indoor and outdoor labs, greenhouse and nursery operations and the establishment and maintenance of ornamental gardens on the College’s campus. In addition, students participate in horticultural work projects and field trips to horticulture sites within the region. Students receive training for the landscaping industry, nursery and garden center operations, and greenhouse management, as well as supporting horticulture supply businesses.
Graduates may find employment in nursery operations, landscape management, grounds maintenance, landscape installation, parks and forestry services, urban forestry, retail plant sales, garden center management, greenhouse operation and horticulture supply businesses, and similar fields.
Each year, numerous horticulture technology program students complete internships with various companies, including Walt Disney World, Callaway Gardens and Biltmore House and Gardens.
EEDA Career Cluster:
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; Architecture & Construction