These curricula are designed to prepare individuals for various careers in horticulture. Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticultural principles and practices are included in the program of study.

Course work includes plant identification, pest management, plant science and soil science. Also included are courses in sustainable plant production and management, landscaping, and the operation of horticulture businesses.

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions associated with nurseries, garden centers, greenhouses, landscape operations, governmental agencies/parks, golf courses, sports complexes, highway vegetation, turf maintenance companies, and private and public gardens. Graduates should also be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator's Examination and/or the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination.

Horticulture Technology is a program that focuses on the general production and management of cultivated plants, shrubs, flowers, foliage, trees, groundcovers, and related plant materials; the management of technical and business operations connected with horticultural services; and the basic scientific principles needed to understand plants and their management and care.


Associate Degree     Horticulture Technology (A15240)

Certificate                Basic Landscape Maintenance (C15240C1)

                                Horticulture Science (C15240C2)

Horticulture Faculty:

Jeffrey K. Webb                                                                                                                                                                 Department Chair                                                                                                                                                                               910-678-8447                                                                                                                                                       webbj@faytechcc.edu

Brad Goodrum                                                                                                                                                                            Instructor                                                                                                                                                                                                  910-678-7376                                                                                                                                               goodrumb@faytechcc.edu

Rebecca Pena                                                                                                                                                                              Instructional Lab Technician                                                                                                                                                                910-678-0063                                                                                                                                                       penar@faytechcc.edu


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