Landscaping & Greenhouse Production

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CIP Code: 01.0601

Instructor: Mr. Arnold



Program Overview

The Horticulture program at Dauphin County Technical School focuses on understanding and caring for plants. In addition to plant biology and botany, coursework also includes safety, horticultural business practices, new and emerging trends in the industry, plant identification and pesticide education. A 3,000 square foot greenhouse allows the student to propagate plants by seeds and cuttings as well as hydroponic, aeroponic and aquaculture methods. If you have a passion for growing and caring for plants and ultimately our planet, the Horticulture program at Dauphin County Technical School is the place for you!

Landscaping & Greenhouse Production focuses on improving the appearance of the outdoors as well as producing and caring for plants. Plant biology and botany are included in the curriculum in addition to pesticide education, horticulture business and plant identification. Students have the opportunity to work in our 3,000 square foot greenhouse propagating plants through a variety of methods. Aquaponics, hydroponics and aeroponics are also part of the program. Landscape & hardscape design, installation and maintenance will be a focus. If you have a passion for growing and caring for plants and ultimately our planet, the Landscape & Greenhouse Production program at Dauphin County Technical School is the place for you!

Blueprint Reading is a required course for this program of study.

Is this Career Right For You?

  • Do you like to work outdoors?
  • Are you interested in how plants grow?
  • Do you enjoy being creative?
  • Are you interested in exploring landscape design?

Inside the Industry

OCCUPATIONLOCAL WAGE
Landscape Architects $67,890
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Workers, all other $82,870
Forester $69,740
Agriculture Technicians $29,610
Greenhouse Manager $86,020
Agriculture Teachers $54,620
Landscape Supervisors $49,080


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 Competencies 

 Possible Careers 

  • Agronomist
  • Aquaculturist
  • Micropropagation
  • Turf Management
  • Horticulturist
  • Naturalist
  • Garden Center/Nursery
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Landscaping business owner
  • Forester
  • Botanist
  • Plant Physiologist
  • Biochemist

 Potential Certifications 

  • Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist (PCH)
  • Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator Certification
  • OSHA
  • Employability: Interviewing Skills

 Statewide Articulation Agreements