Horticulture Training

Horticulture Training

Successful completion of six core courses is required to obtain this certificate and will also prepare the student for the Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist (PCH) examination, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Landscape and Nurseryman’s Association. Four of the courses are listed below. Two others—Evergreen Trees and Shrubs; and Landscape/Retail Business—will be offered in the fall semester. Individual courses are open to all; pursuit of Certificate not required.

Principles of Horticulture

Introduces the professional landscaper or home gardener to plant growth and physiology, basic botany and reproduction, soil and water requirements, propagation and transplanting, site selection, and mulching and composting techniques.

CAR 3847 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 656, Tuesdays, Sept. 23-Nov. 11
6-8 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $149; Non-Sponsoring: $189

Landscape Design

An introduction to landscape design/architecture. Enhance your skill in property beautification, exploring a variety of trees and shrubs, planting guides, color in foliage, topiary forms, container planting, and more.

CAR 3511 / Length: 16 hours

CRN, Tuesdays, Sept. 23-Nov. 11
8:05-10:05 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $149; Non-Sponsoring: $189

Evergreen Trees and Shrubs

Examine species of major evergreen and semi-evergreen trees and shrubs of the Mid-Atlantic region, and learn how to prepare and care for them in the landscape.

CAR 3848 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 657, Tuesdays, Sept. 23-Nov. 11
8:05-10:05 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $149; Non-Sponsoring: $189