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Landscape and Horticultural Professional 1 CCC

Landscape and Horticultural Professional 1 Overview (6220)

Type of Award

CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-industry/default.aspx

Program Description

This college credit certificate program provides marketable skills without the need for General Education. Environmental horticulture provides the knowledge and expertise driving the green industry in Palm Beach County.

This certification program is oriented strongly toward outside agencies, principally the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association and the International Society of Arboriculture. Most of the Palm Beach State certifications can be used as steppingstones toward the FNGLA certifications of the same names.

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length

Total program credits: 18.

Location

The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.

For More Information

Tod Fairbanks, Professor III, Interim Horticulture Department Chair, fairbant@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 207-5071

Employment Opportunities

Students may work in the green industry: golf courses, nurseries, landscape companies, lawn maintenance firms, tree care enterprises and garden centers. Many students are self-employed in landscaping.

Career Path Notes

Students who complete this certification may apply for the Landscape and Horticulture Professional II certification. All of the courses required for this certification can be applied to an A.S. degree in Landscape and Horticulture Management.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Credits: 6)

SWS1102Soils and Fertilizers (AS)

3 Credits

ORH2510Ornamental Plant Identification 1 (AS)

3 Credits

Required College Credit Certificate (CCC) Courses (Credits: 12)

Landscape and Horticulture Specialist 6219

12 credits

Total Credit Hours: 18

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 12)

Landscape and Horticulture Specialist 6219

12 credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 6)

SWS1102Soils and Fertilizers (AS)

3 Credits

ORH2510Ornamental Plant Identification 1 (AS)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 18