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ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE TECHNICIAN

Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Description: The Environmental Horticulture Technician Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students to engage in the propagation, growing and marketing of plants for use in the home, business or the landscape greenhouse and nursery operations. The program provides a solid foundation of plant knowledge and nursery, garden center skills to equip students to work effectively in nurseries, retail garden centers, and entrepreneurial enterprises. The program emphasizes hands-on learning and most courses incorporate lab activities that apply knowledge and skills in realistic settings.

Student Learning Outcomes:
•   Students will operate landscape equipment following general safety precautions.
•   Students will create a landscape plan using landscape design software.
•   Students will interpret information on the pesticide label.

Program Offered at the Following Sites: Tifton, Select High Schools

Length of Program: Two (2) Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admission criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Environmental Horticulture Technician, Technical Certificate of Credit.

Credits Required for Graduation: 18 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Note: Credits from this program may be applied to a degree or a diploma program.

 

Curriculum

Credit Hours

1. Occupational Courses (18 hours)
  HORT 1000 Horticulture Science 3
  HORT 1050 Nursery Production & Management 4
  HORT 1070 Landscape Installation 4
  HORT 1080 Pest Management 3
  HORT 1310 Irrigation and Water Management 4