•  Engineering & Industrial Career Pathway

    HORTICULTURE, LANDSCAPE & DESIGN

    Teacher: Gregory Smith

    CIP Code: 01.0601
     
     
  • The Horticulture, Landscape & Design program prepares students for career and postsecondary pathways in major areas of the horticulture and landscaping industries.  Landscape Design includes the knowledge and use of various deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs, annual and perennial flowers, specimen plantings, and ornamental grasses.  Students will learn to design using our LandscapePRO software. Students will understand the installation and maintenance process from the initial customer meeting to the completion of a project. Hardscape Design includes the planning and installation of interlocking paver patios and walkways, segmented retaining walls, masonry walls and stone veneer finishing, pond, waterfall, and low voltage lighting.  Turfgrass Establishment includes the study of different turf grasses, soil classification and amendments, and seasonal turf maintenance. The safe operation of turf equipment including zero turn mowers and skid steer loaders is taught as well as small engine repair, standard and preventative maintenance, and industry safety. Horticultural Operations includes the study of greenhouse structures, irrigation, and environment required for healthy plant growth.  Plant propagation, fertilization, and organic sustainability supports our students as they grow sustainable food crop throughout the academic year.  Hydroponics and Aquaponics Systems includes implementation of sustainable methods for crop production.  Students will also experience managing Middle Bucks Gardens, a student based enterprise, offering annuals, hanging baskets, organic vegetable and herb plants to the community during the spring growing season.

     

  • AVAILABLE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

    Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist Associate

    OSHA 10 Hour Safety

    ICPI Paver Installer Pathway

    PA Pesticide Application

    PLANET Landscape Safety Training

     


    COLLEGE ADVANCED CREDITS

    Bucks County Community College

    Delaware Valley University

     


    PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS

    Ability to work in various weather conditions

    Effective written and oral communication skills

    Mathematics fundamentals

    Physical stamina

    Read and interpret technical material at grade level

     


     

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