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Horticulture Technician


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This career major introduces students to safe practices, use of tools and equipment, planting techniques, plant care, safe uses of chemicals and testing soil as related to the horticulture industry.  Also, students will learn plant history, harmony, unity, color, balance, proportion, scale, focal point, rhythm line, form space, depth, texture and mechanics of floral design.

Morning session – 8:10 – 11:10 a.m.
Afternoon session – 12:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Career Major Name:  Horticulture/Floriculture Assistant
Clock Hours/Weeks of Instruction:  1035/39
Normal Completion Time:  39 weeks for full-time status

Required Courses:

  • Introduction to Horticulture
  • Plant Propagation
  • Soil and Media
  • Pest Management
  • Plant Biology and Development
  • Plant Nutrition
  • Plant Pathogens
  • Plant Taxonomy
  • Field Scouting and Insects
  • Horticulture Industry
  • Horticulture Management
  • Advanced Plant Propagation
  • Nursery Production
  • Greenhouse Operations
  • Landscape Design 1
  • Landscape Design 2
  • Landscape Installation
  • Advanced Landscape Design
  • Turf and Weed Management
  • Veggie, Fruit and Nut Production
  • Greenhouse Management
  • Floral Design 1
  • Floral Design 2
  • Advanced Floral Design
  • Special Occasion Floral Design
  • Horticulture Business Management
  • Workforce Staging

Career Opportunities:

  • Florist/Floral Sales
  • Landscape Designer
  • Garden Center Employee
  • Landscape Maintenance
  • Landscape Contractor
  • Greenhouse Employee
  • Nursery Employee

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Application Process:
High school students see home school counselor.
Adults contact Mid-America counselor 405-449-3391

Average Salary:

OSBCTE (Oklahoma State Board of Career & Technology Education)


ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum

ODCTE Competency Certification

  • Intro to Horticulture
  • Florist Assistant
  • Nursery Technician

**CTSO: SkillsUSA

**Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)

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