Garden Center Technician (GC31) Technical Certificate of Credit
(Embedded in Horticulture Diploma & Degree)
Prepare graduates for challenging careers in the expanding field of Landscaping and Garden Centers. Students will also develop contemporary business concepts as they apply to landscape and garden centers.
Entrance date: Each semester
Program admission requirements:
Minimum Test Scores
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Credits required for graduation: 12
Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.
|Courses 12 credits|
|HORT 1010Woody Ornamental Plant Identification
Provides the basis for a fundamental understanding of the taxonomy, identification, and culture requirements of woody plants. Topics include: introduction to woody plants, classification of woody plants, and woody plant identification and culture requirements.
|HORT 1020Herbaceous Plant Identification
Emphasizes the identification,selection,and cultural requirements of herbaceous plants. Topics include: introduction to herbaceous plants, plant classification and nomenclature of herbaceous plants, herbaceous plant identification and culture requirements and seasonal color management.
|HORT 1140Horticulture Business Management
This course presents managerial techniques required for business success in a chosen horticultural field. All aspects of establishing and managing a small business will be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on strategic planning; financial management; marketing strategies; human resource management; and operations and administration.
|HORT 1080Pest Management
This course provides an introduction to the principles and mechanisms of integrated pest management across a diverse array of pests including insects, weeds, plant pathogens, nematodes and vertebrates. Specifically, the course will provide students with a fundamental and practical understanding of integrated pest management in a landscape setting with emphasis on pest identification and control; pesticide application safety; and legal requirements for state licensure.
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