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Landscape and Horticulture Specialist CCC

Landscape and Horticulture Specialist Overview (6219)

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: 12.

Location

The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus and may be completed online.

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 I certificate. 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: 9)

BOT2000Plant Physiology (AS)

3 Credits

HOS1010Introduction to Horticulture (AS)

3 Credits

LDE2000Introduction to Landscape Design (AS)

3 Credits

Electives - Choose 3 credits

BSC1005Concepts In Biology (AA)

3 Credits

BSC1010Principles of Biology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

LDE2510Computer-aided Landscape Design (AS)

3 Credits

ORH1005LProfessional Landscape Installation and Maintenance (AS)

3 Credits

ORH1320Introduction to Palms and Their Culture (AS)

3 Credits

ORH1512Plant Selections for Landscape Situations (AS)

3 Credits

ORH2241Arboriculture (AS)

3 Credits

ORH1840Landscape Construction (AS)

3 Credits

ORH2251Florida Horticulture Professional Preparation (AS)

3 Credits

ORH2515Plants of the South Florida Ecosystems - Grasses, Sedges, Rushes, and Grass-like Native Plants (as)

3 Credits

ORH2521Horticultural Taxonomy (AS)

3 Credits

ORH2949COrnamental Horticulture Work Experience/internship (AS)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 12

*Completed course can only be used to meet one program requirement.

Course Sequence

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

BOT2000Plant Physiology (AS)

3 Credits

HOS1010Introduction to Horticulture (AS)

3 Credits

LDE2000Introduction to Landscape Design (AS)

3 Credits

Approved elective-For students working toward CCC 6220 ORH2510 recommended

3 credits

*Completed course can only be used to meet one program requirement.