• Architecture & Construction Career Cluster

    HORTICULTURE, LANDSCAPE & DESIGN

    Teacher: Gregory Smith

    CIP Code: 01.0601
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

     

     
      
     
     
     

    The Horticulture Landscape & Design program emphasizes the knowledge, understanding, and application necessary to establish, maintain, and manage landscaping, hardscaping, and horticultural enterprises. Through hands-on activities, the program will prepare students in all phases of landscape/hardscape design and installation, horticulture, nursery operation, and turf management. With an emphasis on residential home installation, students will learn the proper use of hand and power tools, skid steering loaders, construction materials, measuring and estimating, blueprint/plan reading, and job site safety. Students completing the Horticulture Landscape & Design program will have the knowledge and skills necessary to begin a career in landscaping, hardscaping, nursery and turf management fields. Practical experience is a major part of the program through operation and management of Middle Bucks Garden Center. Graduates will also have the ability to pursue associate or baccalaureate degrees in horticulture related fields.

     

     
    AVAILABLE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

    National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operator

    OSHA 10 Hour Safety

    Pennsylvania Core Pesticide License

    Pennsylvania Pesticide Application

    PLANET Landscape Safety Training

     

    COLLEGE ADVANCED CREDITS

    Bucks County Community College

    Delaware Valley University

    Pennsylvania College of Technology

     

    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

     

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS/ESTIMATED COSTS

    Activity fees (approximately $50)

    Appropriate uniform attire (approximately $50)

    OSHA 10 Hour Safety (approximately $20)

    PLANET Landscape Safety Training (approximately $50)

    Career Wheel