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 Fall Plant Sale - Order online

October 6 & 7!
plant sale

Fall is coming and so is the annual Fall Plant Sale! 

 

Plan your Fall garden with the annual Horticulture Fall Plant Sale. Please click here to order online.

Preorders

Don’t have time to shop the plant sale in person or looking to avoid in-person shopping? Use our Online Preorder Form to preorder your plants and pick up on October 6th or 7th. Preorder deadline is September 28th.

Note: Some varieties are not available for preorder.

For any questions, please contact Teresa Jackson. at (910) 678-0063 or jacksonth@faytechcc.edu

In-Person Shopping

Need help deciding or want to Build Your Own Pack? Come to the Horticulture Education Center and make your selections with the help of the Horticulture Technology students.

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.