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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Landscape and Horticultural Professional 2 CCC

Landscape and Horticultural Professional 2  (6221)

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/Horticulture Professional I Certificate.

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

Program Length
Total program credits: 30.

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
PLS2220 Plant Propagation 3
ORH1016 Environmental Issues in Horticulture 3
Required College Credit Certificate (CCC) Courses Credits: 18
  Landscape and Horticulture Professional 1 (CCC 6220) 18
Electives - Choose 6 credits Credits: 6
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
ORH1840 Landscape Construction 3
ORH2241 Arboriculture 3
ORH2251 Florida Horticulture Professional Preparation 3
ORH2515 Plants of the South Florida Ecosystems - Grasses, Sedges, Rushes, and Grass-Like Native Plants 3
ORH2521 Horticultural Taxonomy 3
ORH2949C Ornamental Horticulture Work Experience/Internship 3
Total Program Credits: 30
** Completed courses can only be used to meet one program requirement.

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 of our 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
All of the courses required for this certification can be applied to an A.S. in Landscape and Horticulture Management.

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