Horticulture Technology

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificate Programs: Greenhouse and Nursery Operations, Landscape Maintenance
  • AAS Day Program: 5 semesters, including 1 summer term
  • Certificate Evening Programs: 5 semesters, including 1 summer term
  • Admission Cycle: Every semester
  • Maximum Number Admitted Annually: Open

Career Description

Horticulture involves the use of plants in residential and commercial situations. Horticulture professionals deal with all aspects of the growth, distribution, sale, installation and maintenance of ornamental plants.

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.

Entry-Level Salary

  • $21,000 – $30,000/yr.

Course 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.

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 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.