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Horticulture Technology


  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Diploma
  • Certificate – Horticultural Crop Production
  • Certificate – Landscape Technician
  • Certificate – Sustainable Horticulture Production

Program Description
The Horticulture Technology curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for various careers in horticulture. Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticultural principles and practices are included in the program of study. Course work includes plant science, plant materials, propagation, soils, fertilizers and pest management. Also included are courses in plant production, landscaping, and the management and operation of horticulture businesses.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in nurseries, garden centers, greenhouses, landscape operations, gardens and governmental agencies. Graduates should also be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s Examination and the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program must purchase student accident insurance.

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