Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2017-2018

Palm Beach State College
printLandscape and Horticulture Specialist CCC


Landscape and Horticulture Specialist (6219)


Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate


Program Website
www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/Horticulture


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
Have a standard high school diploma or GED;

Complete an Application for Admission, located at
www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications.aspx.


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
George Rogers, Ph.D., Department Chair, rogersg@PalmBeachState.edu, (561) 207-5052


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.


Gainful Employment
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.


Career Center
www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career
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/