GREENHOUSE TECHNICIAN

  • Program: Landscape and Horticulture Careers
  • Degree: Occupational Certificate
  • Credits: Total Occupational Certificate Credits 24
  • Academic Planning Guide:

Overview

This program of study is for the student seeking a career in the plant production industry. Graduates in this program will have a strong knowledge and skills in greenhouse operation and management; plant production in a variety of ornamentals such as bedding plants, holiday plants (Easter Lilies, Poinsettias, etc.), and interior foliage plants. This degree will allow for advancement to supervisory and management positions.

Career Opportunities

Employment options include greenhouse production, plant propagation, greenhouse management and plant brokering.

Award Outcomes:

  • Identify crops to be grown and their cultural needs.
  • Maintain crops.
  • Diagnose greenhouse pests using an IPM program.
  • Design a master plan for a business based on growing or selling crops.
  • Propagate woody and herbaceous plants sexually and asexually.
  • Operate greenhouse equipment efficiently.
  • Select pesticides and fertilizer formulations.
  • Calculate pesticide and fertilizer formulations.
  • Select proper media and amendments for plant crops.
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge of the greenhouse physical structure.
  • Select proper containers for crops.
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge of the environmental systems in the greenhouse.
  • Interpret soil and water tests.
  • Market crops.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 22 Credits
  • LNDC1160 Greenhouse Infrastructure Technology 2
  • LNDC1166 Sustainable Food and Plant Production Fall 3
  • LNDC1176 Sustainable Food and Plant Production Winter 3
  • LNDC1187 Sustainable Food and Plant Production Summer 2
  • LNDC1220 Integrated Pest Management 2
  • LNDC1231 Nursery Operations 2
  • LNDC1250 Bedding Plant Production 3
  • LNDC2210 Tropical Plants and Their Uses 2
  • LNDC2241 Landscape Equipment Operation 3
General Education Requirements 0 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 2 Credits
  • Recommended:
  • LNDC2360 Horticulture Internship 1 to 4
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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