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Applied Horticulture / Horticulture

CIP Code: 1.0601

This interdisciplinary program combines the study of arts, humanities, and sciences so students understand that the technical and managerial aspects of horticulture-related businesses link to academic disciplines. By studying the general production and processing of domesticated plants, shrubs, flowers, foliage, trees, and groundcovers, students begin to envision how this information ties to the practical tasks they tackle. They utilize the Trinity Greenhouse and prepare plants for an annual sale each spring. Additionally, they experiment in the Floral Design Lab to prepare, arrange, sell, and distribute centerpieces, wreaths, corsages, and bouquets. After engaging in real-life learning experiences in authentic settings on campus, students are ready for a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) outside their regular school day.

Course of Study

  • Introduction to Horticulture
  • Intro to Agriculture Science
  • SAE I Project
  • Greenhouse Production & Management
  • Floral Design
  • SAE II Project
  • Landscape Design and Soil Science
  • Conservation Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • SAE III Project
  • Agricultural Leadership and Communications
  • Advanced Hydroponics
  • SAE IV Project


Career Potential

  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Food Production
  • Landscape Designer
  • Farmer
  • Gardener
  • Floral Designer
  • Horticulture Specialists 
  • Arboriculturist
  • Forester

Industry Certifications

  • Pennsylvania Skills Certificate via NOCTI Exam

  • OSHA Certification - Agriculture 

  • Certified Landscape Technician 

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Robin Durila
(724)223-2000 x 6014

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Jeannette Hartley
(724)223-2000 x 6273