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 A.A.S. in landscape technology. 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 Landscape Technology 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).