Office Location
Horticulture Education Center, Room 101-B, 670 N. Eastern Blvd, Fayetteville NC 28301
Phone Number
Office Hours Monday - Friday
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Email
Department Chair: Dr. Robin Pusztay
The Horticulture Technology curriculum 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.

Horticulture Spring Plant Sale - April 15 & 16

Plant Sale

Spring has sprung and now is the time to plan your spring garden!

 

And what better way than with the annual Horticulture Spring Plant Sale. This year we are offering two options for purchasing your plants: Preorders and On-site Shopping.

 

plant sale

Preorders

For Preorders, use the catalog and order form to place your orders in advance, and then pick them up on April 15th or 16th at the Horticulture Education Center. The plants in the catalog have been arranged in easy-to-order and enticing packs. Just email your order form to Rebecca Armstrong at penar@faytechcc.eduPreorder deadline is April 12th.

         

In-Person Shopping

In-Person Shopping will be available on April 15th & 16th. COVID protocols will be in place to ensure everyone’s safety. In-person shopping on site at the Horticulture Education center will allow you the opportunity to seek the advice of our fabulous Horticulture Technology students in your selections and allow you to create your own packs. There will also be some varieties that are not available for preorder.

What to Expect:

Course Work

The Horticulture Technology curriculum 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.
The program is 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:
  • Pest Management
  • Plant Identification
  • Plant Science
  • Soil Science
Also included are courses in sustainable plant production and management, landscaping, and the operation of horticulture businesses.

Career Paths

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions associated with: 
  • Garden Centers
  • Golf Courses
  • Governmental Agencies/Parks
  • Greenhouses
  • Highway Vegetation
  • Landscape Operations
  • Nurseries
  • Private and Public Gardens
  • Sports Complexes
  • Turf Maintenance Companies
Graduates should also be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s Examination and/or the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination.

 

Associate Degree

Horticulture Technology (A15240)

Program Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma & Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Associate in Applied Science

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Certificates

Basic Landscape Maintenance Certificate (C15240C1)

Program Length: 3 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma & Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Certificate

 

Viticulture Certificate (C15240C3)

Program Length: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma & Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Certificate

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High School Connections
Basic Horticulture Certificate (C15240H1)

Program Length: 3 Semesters
Prerequisite: Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Certificate

The Horticulture Technology program is designed to meet the educational requirements for the Commercial Ground Pesticide Applicator License in North Carolina. Please see the disclosure chart for information regarding Commercial Ground Pesticide Applicator licenses in other states.

The Horticulture Technology program is designed to meet the educational requirements for the Certified Plant Professional in North Carolina. Please see the disclosure chart for information regarding plant professional certifications in other states.