2016-2017 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Nov 27, 2022  
2016-2017 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Horticulture Diploma

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Program Description

The horticulture diploma prepares students to begin successful careers in horticulture. The program also prepares students to become certified by various green industry professional associations. Students may become a Georgia Certified Plant Professional (by the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture); a Georgia Certified Landscape Professional (by the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture); a Commercial Pesticide Applicator (by the Georgia Department of Agriculture); a Certified Arborist (by the International Society of Arboriculture); or a Certified Professional Landscape Designer (by the Association of Professional Landscape Designers). Technical courses apply to the degree program in environmental horticulture. (Program Length: 4 Semesters Minimum)

Note: Some courses in this program may be subject to a livework/supply reimbursement charge; specifically in the floral design curriculum. HORT 1720  and 1730  have a $150 supply fee. HORT 2249  has a $75 supply fee.

Employment Opportunities

Landscape contractor, landscape designer, floral designer, landscape manager, urban farmer, arborist, greenskeeper, groundskeeper, lawn service technician, nursery worker, greenhouse manager, garden center manager, interior landscaper, arborist, golf course worker


Essential General Education Courses (8 Credits)

Essential Technical Courses (20 Credits)


(Completion of ONE of the following concentrations is required for graduation.)

General Horticulture (15 Credits)


Landscape (15 Credits)


Floral Management (15 Credits)


Total Hours: 43

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