Monday, October 23, 2006

Horticulture Technology Program

The Horticulture Technology Program is designed to prepare students for various careers in horticulture. Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticultural principles and practices are included in the program of study. Many of the courses are also now available online. 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. (Certificate, Diploma, and AA Programs)

Upon completion of the program, 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, the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination and the Certified Landscape Technician's Exam.
The entire campus--a designated arboretum with an impressive plant collection--is a learning laboratory that allows students to directly apply their classroom knowledge. Our greenhouse, woody plant nursery, and orchard also serve as wonderful student resources.

"The greatest service which can be rendered (to a society) is to add a useful plant to its culture." --Thomas Jefferson

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT BUDDY TIGNOR at 828.565.4275 or Description of Certificate, Diploma, and AA requirements in Horticulture Technology
Current Horticulture Technology Curriculum (requires free Acrobat reader)
Courses that Transfer to NC State (current agreement)


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