The Landscape / Horticulture Program prepares students for employment as a Landscape Gardener, Landscape Technician, Landscape Management Technician, Greenskeeper II, or related occupations in agriculture and farming, as well as sales-related positions. This program provides students with the opportunity to earn their Pesticide Certification with Category 6 or 7. The curriculum includes training in hardscaping, pavers, retaining walls and construction, landscape design, as well as a breakdown of drawings, specs, and reading a plan. Program training also includes information about water features, plant identification and selection, landscape installation, construction, maintenance, and sustainable landscapes.
Students will also receive training in nursery and greenhouse operations, including plant production, crop rotation, interior plants, and plant propagation. Students receive component training in floral design and setting up a shop. The final component of this program provides students with training on small engine repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting (2 and 4 cycle engines). Students may earn their CDL license and will also learn to operate trade-specific equipment, such as a backhoe, skid steer, and trackhoe. Career readiness training is also included in the Landscape / Horticulture Program. OSHA Certification included. Students earn their CDL License and will also learn to operate trade-specific equipment, such as a backhoe, skid steer, and mini-excavator.