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) View the Envionmental Horticulture Diploma Program Fact Sheet for additional information.
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.
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
Regulations published by the U.S. Department of Education require institutions that participate in the Title IV student financial assistance programs to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs, two years earlier, that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs). Click here to review current Gwinnett Technical College data for the Environmental Horticulture diploma.