Greenhouse Technician (BP) Occupational Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This program of study is for the student seeking a career in the plant production industry. Graduates in this program will have a strong knowledge and skills in greenhouse operation and management; plant production in a variety of ornamentals such as bedding plants, holiday plants (Easter Lilies, Poinsettias, etc.), and interior foliage plants. This degree will allow for advancement to supervisory and management positions.

Award Outcomes

Identify crops to be grown and their cultural needs.

Maintain crops.

Diagnose greenhouse pests using an IPM program.

Design a master plan for a business based on growing or selling crops.

Propagate woody and herbaceous plants sexually and asexually.

Operate greenhouse equipment efficiently.

Select pesticides and fertilizer formulations.

Calculate pesticide and fertilizer formulations.

Select proper media and amendments for plant crops.

Demonstrate technical knowledge of the greenhouse physical structure.

Select proper containers for crops.

Demonstrate technical knowledge of the environmental systems in the greenhouse.

Interpret soil and water tests.

Market crops.

Career Opportunities

Employment options include greenhouse production, plant propagation, greenhouse management and plant brokering.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 22 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1160Greenhouse Infrastructure Technology

2

LNDC1166Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Fall

3

LNDC1176Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Winter

3

LNDC1187Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Summer

2

LNDC1220Integrated Pest Management

2

LNDC1231Nursery Operations

2

LNDC1250Bedding Plant Production

3

LNDC2210Tropical Plants and Their Uses

2

LNDC2241Landscape Equipment Operation

3

General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 2 Credits

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC2360Horticulture Internship

1 - 4

Total Occupational Certificate Credits 24

Semester Sequence

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