Environmental Horticulture


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Landscape Design/Construction & Greenhouse Management

1 or 2 Year Program

A science credit may be offered for this course at your High School

Graduate from high school with employability skills related to your educational and career goals

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Do you have a green thumb and/or have concerns about our environment? Environmental Horticulture covers a lot of ground in careers relating to commercial horticulture, forestry, agriculture, landscape design and construction, and environmental science. A strong emphasis is placed on current best practices of conserving our natural resources.

Our campus gardens, greenhouses, classroom and hydroponics training laboratories offer you interesting ways to learn about plant identification, classification, and propagation. Creative areas include landscaping, landscape design, hardscapes, turfgrass management, interior and floriculture design which can become very competitive. Greenhouse and nursery management skills are developed as students practice pruning, plant maintenance, soil testing, and pest management. Learning how to safely operate commercial grade mowing machines and equipment are extremely beneficial skills and lots of fun.

Career Paths:  Landscape Designer/Installer, Organic Gardener, Greenhouse Worker, Arborist, Hydroponics

3 high school credits for each year

Articulation Agreements:

  • In process: UMaine, UMaine Fort Kent, University of Southern Maine, Unity College
  • Northern Maine Community College – Occupational Safety; SAE-117  –  1 credit

Dual Enrollment Agreements:

  • In process:  UMaine, UMaine Fort Kent, University of Southern Maine, Unity College
  • Northern Maine Community College – Occupational Safety; SAE-117  –  1 credit

For a complete list of the Program of Studies Agreements, please click here.

National/State Certifications/Licenses:

  • Preparation for the State of Maine Core Pesticide Exam
  • OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Safety & Health Certificate

Requirements

Pre-requisites Academic Courses:

  • Basic Math
  • Physical Science
  • Ability to Read, Comprehend, & Write at a High School Level

 

Instructors

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Jeff Beswick

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Details

Schedule

This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri from 8:30 am to 1:45 pm.

Location

This course is held at United Technologies Center .