This two semester certificate program offers advanced horticultural skills to persons who are seeking a career in landscape horticulture but who may not desire a full degree. The certificate is also helpful to those already employed in the landscape or green industries who have a desire to upgrade their knowledge and skills in order to be a more valuable staff member. The Plant Science and Landscape Horticulture Short-Term Certificate features course work in such horticulture topics as plant identification, plant pathology, soil technology, and arboriculture.
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This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.
Learn more about how certificate credits apply to the related degree.
Program Admission Requirements
- High School Diploma/GED not required, but highly recommended
- Complete English placement test
- Complete Math placement test
- Submit all college transcripts to Office of the Registrar.
Program Learning Outcomes
This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
- Apply knowledge of deciduous, evergreen and herbaceous plants, their growing habits and needs to determine appropriate placement within the landscape.
- Analyze plant micro-climates and the related effect on living organisms within them and prepare care and maintenance plans.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of horticulture that can be transferred to interested segments of the population in a public setting, such as is found in botanical and public gardens.
Suggested Semester Sequence
|First Semester||Credit Hours|
|HLTH-1230||Standard First Aid and Personal Safety||1|
|PST-1311||Deciduous Woody Landscape Plants||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|PST-1321||Evergreens, Groundcovers, and Herbaceous Landscape Plants||3|
|PST-2370||Introduction to Turfgrass||2|
|Total Credit Hours||20|