Our programs prepare you for jobs that employers are trying to fill — both locally and nationally. While many young people are finding it difficult to move forward with their careers, CTE graduates find themselves in demand.

Horticulture, Landscaping & Floral Design

CTE Horticulture ProgramA 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 prodution
› Retail garden centers
› Floral design
› Landscaping
› Landscape construction


Employment opportunities requiring further education:
› Plant breeder
› Commercial grower
› Floral wholesaler
› Sales representative
› Landscape designer

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


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