3034 | Landscape and Horticulture Technician

College Credit Certificate

Description of Program:

The purpose of this program is to prepare you for employment in the horticulture and landscape industries as nursery worker, landscape and groundkeeping worker, landscape or horticulture professional, landscape supervisor, production and nursery supervisor, and horticulture technician. Course content includes, but is not limited to, instruction pertaining to an understanding of plant physiology and growth, plant nutrition and fertilization, plant classification and identification, pest management, pruning and shaping plants, maintenance of landscape plants, equipment maintenance, and employability skills. Credits will articulate directly toward the A.S. degree in Landscape and Horticulture Technology (Program #1620).

Length: One (1) year (30 credit hours)


PREFIX NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS

FIRST YEAR
First Term
  ORH 1010 Introduction to Horticulture   3
  HOS 1010 Introduction to Plant Science   3
  AOM 1310 Agricultural Machinery and Equipment (Landscape)   3
  SWS 1102 Soils and Fertilizers   3
        12
Second Term
  AEB 2102 Principles of Agri-Business Management   3
  FRC 1211 Citrus Culture   3
  FNR 1060 Environmental Science and Policy   3
  IPM 2671 Principles of Pest Management (Ornamental)   3
  LDE 2402 Landscape Design   3
        15
Summer Term
  ORH 1220 Turfgrass Management   3
        3

NOTE: Many agriculture specific courses are conducted as Web-enhanced independent studies. A mandatory orientation is held the first Tuesday of the term at 6 p.m. at the Citrus Center, Room 100.
Gainful Employment Disclosure

Occupations:

   
Award Year 2010-2011    2011-2012
Students Completing Program* 0 0
   
Program Costs:  
  Tuition and Fees $2,313.00 $2542.00
  Books and Supplies NA NA
  Total NA NA
   
Debt at Program Completion:  
  Median of Federal Loans $0.00 $0.00
  Median of Private Loans $0.00 $0.00
   
Program Completion in Normal Time:  
  Normal Program Length 10 months 10 months
  Students Completing in Normal Time NA NA
   
Job Placement Rate for Completers: NA NA
   
NA - Data Not Available  
* - Completers data based on fiscal year (July 1 - June 30)