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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Landscape and Horticultural Professional 1 CCC

Landscape and Horticultural Professional 1  (6220)

Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

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

Complete Landscape and Horticulture Specialist Certificate.

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

Program Length
Total program credits: 18.

The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.

For More Information
George Rogers, Ph.D., Department Chair,, (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: 6
SWS1102 Soils and Fertilizers 3
ORH2510 Ornamental Plant Identification 1 3
Required College Credit Certificate (CCC) Courses Credits: 12
  Landscape and Horticulture Specialist (CCC 6219) 12
Total Program Credits: 18

For individualized course sequence

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
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other related information,

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.

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