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 597, Tuesdays
March 24-May 12, 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 550, Thursdays
Feb. 12-April 9, 8:05-10:05 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $149
Non-Sponsoring $189

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs

Learn the cultural characteristics of flowering trees
and shrubs indigenous to the Mid-Atlantic region, and discuss how to prepare, plant, and care for them in the landscape.

CAR 3875 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 595, Thursdays
Feb. 12-April 9, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $149
Non-Sponsoring $189

Herbaceous Perennials, Annuals and Bulbs

Presents detailed information about selected species, including ornamental grasses, from genera grown in the Mid-Atlantic region. Covers planning, preparing, planting and caring for a year-round garden.

CAR 3874 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 594, Tuesdays
March 24-May 12, 8:05-10:05 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $149
Non-Sponsoring $189