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Horticulture Technology

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Start your career in Horticulture Technology today

Why Horticulture? 

Did you know that horticulture careers are on the rise?
Industry trends show that people are beginning to disconnect with their smartphones and reconnect with nature. People are filling national parks, taking up backyard gardening, and creating inviting indoor environments through greenery.

From the clean food movement to the restored interest in houseplants and backyard gardening, the future looks bright for those interested in horticulture.

If you have a green thumb, are interested in the science of nature and art of growing things, or enjoy working outdoors, then horticulture is the career path for you.


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About Our Horticulture Technology Program

The Horticulture curricula include courses about plant identification, pest management, plant science and soil science. Also included are courses in sustainable plant production and management, landscaping, and the operation of horticulture businesses. Students will receive classroom instruction and practical hands-on laboratory applications of horticulture principles. They will experience applied learning in an on-campus greenhouse and work with equipment and machinery essential to the horticulture profession today.


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Our Graduates

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions associated with nurseries, garden centers, greenhouses, landscape operations, governmental agencies/parks, golf courses, sports complexes, highway vegetation, turf maintenance companies, and private and public gardens. Graduates should also be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s Examination and/or the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination.


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Faculty Contact

Carolyn Evans
Phone (828) 694-1840