Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    
    Jun 13, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog

Environmental Horticulture and Sustainable Agribusiness Certificate: 262


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(G): 262

The certificate program is designed for persons interested in pursuing a new career as well as for green industry employees seeking additional professional development. Graduates will be prepared for employment opportunities in sustainable landscape operations, public and private gardens, landscape design and construction, grounds management, turf management, nurseries, environmental and stormwater management or apply earned credits toward an AAS in environmental horticulture and sustainable agribusiness. Special courses in the curriculum focus sustainable and organic food production and environmental management and sustainability.

This curriculum provides training with entry level skills, upgrading of existing skills, and preparation for further training in the areas of horticulture, food production, and environmental management. Special topic courses in the curriculum focus sustainable and organic food production and environmental management and sustainability.

Selected courses have been approved by the Maryland Department of Agriculture to prepare horticultural professionals for pesticide application certification in Category III (Turf and Ornamentals), Category V (Aquatic), and Category VI (Right of Way and Weed). For more information, contact the environmental horticulture and sustainable agribusiness advisor.

Upon completion of the certificate students will be eligible to earn the Maryland Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH) certificate from the Maryland Nursery, Landscape, Greenhouse Association (MNLGA).

Program Requirements


All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

Total Credit Hours: 19


Please note:

  • Environmental horticulture and sustainable agribusiness courses are listed as LNTP in the catalog and course schedule until fall 2022. After fall 2022, they are listed as HORT.
  • Certain courses have been approved by Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection for environmental and stormwater management.
  • Select courses in these programs have been approved by the Maryland Department of Agriculture to prepare horticultural professionals for pesticide application certification in Category III (Turf and Ornamentals), Category V (Aquatic), Category VI (Right of Way and Weed), and Category VII (Consultant). For information consult the environmental horticulture and sustainable agribusiness advisor.
  • Please consult the environmental horticulture and sustainable agribusiness advisor for course selection.

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Design, draft, and implement landscape plans.
  • Install, construct, and maintain landscapes.
  • Identify common plants in Maryland landscapes.

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