Landscape and Horticulture Specialist (6219)
Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate
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.
Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
Complete an Application for Admission, located at
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.
Total program credits: 12.
The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus and may be completed online.
For More Information
George Rogers, Ph.D., Department Chair, rogersg@PalmBeachState.edu, (561) 207-5052
To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
|Required Courses||Credits: 9|
|HOS1010||Introduction to Horticulture||3|
|LDE2000||Introduction to Landscape Design||3|
|Electives - Choose 3 credits||Credits: 3|
|BSC1005||Concepts in Biology||3|
|BSC1010||Principles of Biology 1||3|
|LDE2510||Computer-Aided Landscape Design||3|
|ORH1005L||Professional Landscape Installation and Maintenance||3|
|ORH1320||Introduction to Palms and Their Culture||3|
|ORH1512||Plant Selections for Landscape Situations||3|
|ORH2251||Florida Horticulture Professional Preparation||3|
|ORH2515||Plants of the South Florida Ecosystems - Grasses, Sedges, Rushes, and Grass-Like Native Plants||3|
|ORH2949C||Ornamental Horticulture Work Experience/Internship||3|
|Total Program Credits: 12|
|* Completed course can only be used to meet one program requirement.|
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.
Program length excludes this program from gainful employment reporting requirements.
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.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/