Information about this exciting field:
Horticulture is the art and science that deals with ornamental plants in unique and appealing ways. Horticulturists specialize in the growth of gardens and plants of all types and sizes. They love to get their hands dirty! This dynamic field encompasses a wide range of job duties and descriptions.
Is this program for me?
From Business Management to Advanced Landscape Design, the Horticulture program offers a solid foundation of knowledge and hands-on experience that easily transitions from the classroom to the workplace. Our students learn to create beautiful and functional landscapes using computer-aided landscape design. The Horticulture program at Chattahoochee Tech is Professional Landcare Network accredited.
Here are some qualities and skills that are essential for the successful Horticulture graduate:
- Detail oriented
- Ability to meet deadlines
- Excellent communication
- Horticulture Science
- Woody Ornamental Plant Identification
- Pest Management
- Horticulture Business Management
Where might I find a job?
Landscape design and installation firms (large and small), irrigation firms, golf courses, greenhouses, garden centers, nurseries, botanical gardens, and government agencies hire horticulturists to design and maintain areas of beauty created by the wide variety of plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, and herbs.
Horticulture courses are offered at the North Metro Campus.
- John Hatfield