Horticulture (HOC) is a short-term certificate program combining classroom theory with hands-on practice in the laboratory. Students can earn stackable certificates and industry certifications. The program is designed to help students acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to prepare for successful entry-level employment in the field of horticulture.
Short Term Certificate
- Landscape and Plant Management
- Nursery Propagation and Production
- Greenhouse and Turf Management
- Landscape Design and Construction
- National Career Readiness Credential
- OSHA 10-hr General Industry Safety/Health
|Short Term Certificate||1 semester||12/13|
Required Program Courses
Horticultural Business Management
Soils & Fertilizers
Introduction to Floriculture
Ornamental Plant Identification
Residential Landscape Design
Commercial Landscape Design
Golf Course Maintenance
Seminar in Horticulture
Greenhouse Crop Production
Vegetable and Orchard Crops
Electives may be offered to meet a student’s personal educational goals or for instructional purposes.
Mr. Jeffrey Taylor, Instructor
Limestone Correctional Facility
Horticulture workers perform numerous tasks related to designing landscapes, planting and harvesting crops, planning and maintaining turf including that found on golf courses and other commercial settings.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual wage for groundskeepers and nursery workers was $35,460 in 2021. Employment in this field is projected to grow around 8 percent over the coming decade.