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 – October 14 & 15

Fall Garden

Pumpkin spice is in the air and now is the time to plan that fall/winter garden!

 

And what better way than with the annual Horticulture Fall Plant Sale. Once again we are offering two options for purchasing your plants: Preorders and In-Person Shopping.

 

plant sale

Preorders

For Preorders, use the catalog and order form to place your orders in advance, and then pick them up on October 14th or 15th at the Horticulture Education Center. For any questions, please email Rebecca Armstrong at penar@faytechcc.edu. Preorder deadline is October 4th.

         

In-Person Shopping

In-Person Shopping will be available on October 14th & 15th. 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. There will also be many 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.