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Horticulture, Landscaping, & Parks Management

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  • Participate in outdoor campus projects and field studies using an extensive onsite land laboratory
  • Design, construct, and manage a variety of green spaces such as parks, conservation areas, and golf courses
  • Use advanced technology and equipment to design, grow, and maintain sustainable landscapes and greenhouse-to-market plants
CAREER FOCUS: Prepared for licensure/certifications, immediate employment, and further education

College Credit ~ Certifications ~ Early Job Placement
 
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  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10 Hour General Industry 
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CTAvailable at All Ohio Post-Secondary Institutions that Offer a Similar Course
CTAGP002 Soil Science, Fertilizer & Pests - 3 Semester Hours
CTHOR002 Landscape Management - 3 Semester Hours 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
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Junior Year Courses

Career Technical Program: 3 High School Credits
English: 1 High School Credit
Government: 1 High School Credit
Math: 1 High School Credit

Senior Year Courses

Career Technical Program: 3 High School Credits
English: 1 High School Credit
Math: 1 High School Credit
Science: 1 High School Credit

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  • Drug Free Clubs of America
  • National Honor Society
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Youth Philanthropy Board
  • FFA 
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Landscaping and Grounds Keeping Workers

Ohio Annual Salary $26,350 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage   $12.67 /hour

Education   No Formal Educational Credential

Landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortar-less segmental concrete masonry wall units.

Nursery & Greenhouse Managers

Ohio Annual Salary $73,030 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage   $35.11 /hour

Education                  High School Diploma

Plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate activities of workers engaged in propagating, cultivating, and harvesting horticultural specialties, such as trees, shrubs, flowers, mushrooms, and other plants.

Soil and Plant Scientists

Ohio Annual Salary $46,960 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage   $22.58 /hour

Education                  Bachelor’s Degree

Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.

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