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Horticulture, Landscaping & Floral Design

 Horticulture, landscaping & floral designA two-year program aligns with the NYS Nursery & Landscape Association and incorporates contemporary knowledge, skills, and trends found in the horticulture, floral, and landscaping industries. 

Students design and implement landscaping for some of the area’s finest gardens. They operate and manage on-site greenhouses and floral shops that are open to the public, gaining hands on experience in retail sales, merchandising, customer service, and shop management. 

The curriculum includes commencement level math and English language arts. All students are given the opportunity to participate in a Work-Based Learning experience, which exposes them to the operation of a business and specific job duties related to future careers. 

The curriculum includes:
› Landscape design
› Floral design
› Greenhouse crop production
› Landscape installation and maintenance
› Ornamental horticulture
› Integrated pest management
› Plant biology
› Soil science
› Hydroponics
› Retail sales
› Merchandising
› Shop management

Future Possibilities

Students completing the program successfully qualify to work in:
› Greenhouse/Nursery production
› Retail garden centers
› Floral design
› Landscaping
› Landscape construction

Employment opportunities requiring further education:
› Plant breeder
› Commercial grower
› Floral wholesaler
› Landscape designer
› Landscape architect
› Golf course manager
› Landscape entrepreneur
› Botanist
› Agriculture educator

For more information related to Career Opportunities, please visit: CareerZone and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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