Program Code: A15240
Pathway: Plant Systems
These curricula are designed to prepare individuals for various careers in horticulture. Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticulture principles and practices are included in the program of study.
Course work includes plant identification, pest management, plant science and soil science. Also included are courses in sustainable plant production and management, landscaping, and the operation of horticulture businesses.
Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions associated with nurseries, garden centers, greenhouses, landscape operations, governmental agencies/ parks, golf courses, sports complexes, highway, vegetation, turf maintenance companies, and private and public gardens. Graduates should also be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s Examination and/ or the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination.
Horticulture Technology: A program that focuses on the general production and management of cultivated plant, shrubs, flowers, foliage, trees, groundcovers, and related plant materials; the management of technical and business operations connected with the horticulture services; and the basic scientific principles needed to understand plants and their management and care.
Horticulture Technology, AAS Semester-By-Semester Plan