Horticulture

Course Description:

Our horticulture program will provide hands-on opportunities for our students to learn aspects of greenhouse management, landscaping design and construction, and floral design and construction. Students will explore basic scientific principles and plant science as each relates to understanding plants and their management and care in our greenhouse and outdoor setting. Students will use tools and equipment safely and correctly to install landscaping materials and cultivate plant production. Customer service is highlighted as well.

Skills Learned:

Some skills this program teaches are: propagation of plants, soil testing, blueprint reading, designing floral arrangements and construction with marketing skills, growing and maintaining greenhouse bedding plants and vegetables, designing (creating blueprints) and installing landscapes and hardscapes, running and maintaining equipment such as skid loaders, string trimmers, mowers and numerous hand tools.

Related Occupations and Earnings:

Related occupations include landscape designer, landscape laborer, landscape manager, project manager, supervisor, floral wholesale sales, floral designer, greenhouse labor, garden center sales, equipment sales. Other career choices are golf course groundskeeper and pesticide applicators. Earning start around $16.00/ hour with increases after 90 days.

Post-Secondary Opportunities:

Students may choose to continue their education at institutions such as Penn State University, West Virginia University, Pennsylvania School of Technology and Westmoreland/Allegheny Community Colleges.

Instructor(s):

Mrs. Huth Sylvia – Horticulture Instructor
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1321
Office Hours: 7:15am to 7:45am
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.

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Announcement

In the event of inclement weather, students should be in contact with their instructor for virtual learning and attendance.

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