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Horticulture Technician

 

The Greenhouse

Greenhouse Photo

Description:
This class 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.

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

Career Major Name:  Horticulture Technician
Clock Hours/Weeks of Instruction:  1000/38
Normal Completion Time:  38 weeks for full-time status

Required Courses:

  • Horticulture Operations
  • Floriculture Production
  • Greenhouse Management
  • Horticulture Busines Management
  • Workforce Staging 1
  • Floral Design
  • Greenhouse Operations
  • Landscape Design
  • Landscape Installation
  • Workforce Staging 2

Career Opportunities:

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

For more information on occupations go to www.onetonline.org.

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

Average Salary:
$14,560-$27,040

Accreditation:
OSBCTE (Oklahoma State Board of Career & Technology Education)

Certifications:

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)

Horticulture Retail Shop Photo