The Horticulture Technology curriculum encompasses the study and practical application of a variety of subjects in the field of horticulture. The curriculum consists of identifying and selecting plant materials, propagating, planting, and growing plants, designing basic landscapes, and planting materials at the appropriate places and in the correct manner, properly maintaining plant materials, and managing the nursery, greenhouse, or horticulture business. Students learn to identify and select planting materials, to propagate, and grow plants. Irrigation design and interiorscaping are also part of horticulture.
In addition, skills are developed in designing and building planters, walks, patios, fences, decks, and other landscape features. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are necessary for independent, creative thinking essential to success in this field.
Some graduates decide to start their own business upon graduation, while others work for businesses in the horticulture industry. A few students further their education by attending a four-year institution to receive their Bachelor of Science or higher in horticulture.
Horticulture Technology Program Articulation Agreement with NC State University and NC Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, NC.
Catawba Valley Community College and 18 other community colleges have developed an articulation agreement with NC State and other university's Horticulture Program. Contact us for more details.
Also NC A&T State University has a 2 + 2 Agreement with us so you can get your BS Degree in two more years online. Ask us for more details.
Please see the catalog for more information about the degree, diploma, and certificate options for this curriculum.
For more information about the Horticulture Technology program contact:
Steve Peeler, Program Director
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4755
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4670
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4756