PROGRAM OVERVIEW

PROGRAM TIME

  • Two years

  • One period (50 minutes) of Technical Theory

  • Three periods (170 minutes) of work-based experience

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

  • Plant identification and selection

  • Landscape maintenance, construction and design

  • Environmental ecologyArboriculture (Tree Management)

  • Turf management

  • Equipment maintenance, operation and safety

  • Garden center and nursery operations

  • Greenhouse operations

HELPFUL BACKGROUND

  • Reading and math skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Interest in creative design

  • Interest in biological sciences and the environment

GENERAL WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Working indoors and/or outdoors

FUTURE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  • Two year college Associate Degree

  • Four year Baccalaureate Degree

  • School-to-work employment transitions

  • Industry internships

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Communicate orally and in writing

  • Good interpersonal relationships

  • Good personal appearance and hygiene

  • Positive work attitude

  • Good organizational skills

  • Consistent attendance