Program of Study

Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticultural principles and practices are included in the program of study. Course work includes plant science, plant identification and propagation, soils, fertilizers and pest management. Also included are courses in plant production, landscaping, and the management and operation of horticulture businesses.


Careers Available

Sales associate in garden centers and nurseries, worker or supervisor in landscape installation and management companies, worker or supervisor in greenhouses and nurseries, landscape designer, worker or supervisor in public parks and gardens.

Helpful Personal Attributes

An interest in plants, their care and use, good communication skills, a willingness to do manual labor, a willingness to learn to operate mechanical equipment.

Program Offerings

Program Credential Level Offered Code
Horticulture Technology Associate in Applied Science Day A15240
Horticulture Technology - Greenhouse and Nursery Operations Certificate Evening C15240NG
Horticulture Technology - Landscape Architecture Certificate Day C15240LA
Horticulture Technology - Landscape Maintenance Certificate Evening C15240LM
Horticulture Technology - Market Gardening Certificate Day C15240MG

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Horticulture Technology Program, contact Eric Jones, Horticulture Program Coordinator, at 336.734.7404 or ejones@forsythtech.edu.