Department Chair

Office
Horticulture Education Center, Room 101-B, 2201 Hull Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone Number
Office Hours Mon-Fri
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Email
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.

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.

Enroll Now!

At FTCC you can earn a degree or certificate in Horticulture Technology. Contact an Admissions Counselor for assistance or Apply Now!

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


High School Connections
Basic Landscape Maintenance Certificate (C15240H1)

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