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    HORTICULTURE  - Floriculture & Landscaping 

     

    01.0601  APPLIED HORTICULTURE/HORTICULTURAL OPERATIONS, GENERAL

    (PDE APPROVED PROGRAM OF STUDY)

     

    An instructional program having a combination of organized subject matter and practical experiences that generally prepares individuals to produce, process and market plants, shrubs and trees used principally for ornamental, recreational and aesthetic purposes and to establish, maintain and manage horticultural enterprises. Instruction emphasizes knowledge, understanding and application important to establishing, maintaining and managing horticultural enterprises such as arboriculture, floriculture, greenhouse operation and management, landscaping, nursery operation and management and turf management. The Program consists of a list of PDE required tasks and additional local or value added tasks.

     

    Specialized Equipment:

    Related Occupations/Employment Opportunities:

    Personal Qualifications:

    Mowers

    Skid Steer

    Tractor

    String Trimmer

    Computers

    Tillers

    Landscape Architect

    Landscaping and Grounds

       Keeping

    Agricultural Worker

    Nursery and Greenhouse

       Workers

    Ability to Work Independently and in

       a Team

    Problem Solving

    Artistic Ability

    Analytical Skills

    Communication Skills

     
     
    CAREERS:
     

    Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

    Nursery and Greenhouse Managers

    Floral Designer

    First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, &  Groundskeeping Workers

    Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers

    Retail Salespersons

    Farmworkers & Laborers, Crop, Nursery & Greenhouse

     
     
    Certifications available to qualified students:
     

    Industry Certification

    Provider Name

    National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operator

    Hazardous Occupations and Safety Training in

       Agriculture (HOSTA)

    Certified Landscape Technician (CLT)

    Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association

    Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist (PCH)

    Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association

    CareerSafe/OSHA

    Texas Engineering Extension Service

    Worker Protection Standard Training Certification for Greenhouse Workers and Handlers  US Environmental Protection Agency Region III