Skill Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture - Retail Nursery Skills Option

Division: Agriculture

Students completing this certificate will acquire basic skills in plant identification, selection and usage, and cultural practices for working in a retail nursery.

Program Outcomes

  • Identify and classify plant material, describe its usage, and cultural practices.
  • Prepare appropriate growth media for propagation techniques and growing plant materials in containers.
  • Communicate with the public and colleagues using a variety of methods and digital applications.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following jobs: nursery sales associate, garden center associate, landscape maintenance technician.

Program Requirements 

OH 001Introduction to Horticultural Science3
OH 002Plant Identification 13
OH 003Plant Identification 23
OH 204Nursery and Greenhouse Production3

The Skill Certificate requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Agriculture Division Chair.