If this is how you would describe yourself, the Landscape, Plant and Turf Management-Horticulture Program may be what you need to begin a rewarding career:
- Interested in plants and/or landscaping
- Enjoy working outdoors
- Prefer a hands-on career field
- Have an eye for detail
- Learn quickly
You'll be provided with well-rounded horticultural training, real-life experience, and the business skills necessary for a life-long career owning, managing, or working in a horticulture business in an environmentally sustainable and financially profitable manner. The program provides you with a broad background in landscape and turf management, plant selection, certified pesticide application training, working with diverse populations, and environmentally sustainable management practices.
This is a broad-based program, and you will receive training in all core career components including:
- Landscape Management
- Golf Course and Athletic Field Management
- Greenhouse Operation and Management
- Interior Plantscaping
- Vegetable and Fruit Production
Communities, businesses, golf courses, and institutions such as universities recognize the importance of good landscaping and are expected to continue to provide good employment opportunities for landscape, plant, and turf management specialists. More and more homeowners are contracting with outside firms to maintain their landscaping. Interest in locally-produced foods is growing. All of these trends point to good career opportunities. You have options!