Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

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. No classes 7/1-7/4.

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
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-Sponsoring $209

CRN 2270 Wednesdays
Oct. 9-Nov. 27
7-9 p.m. Marple

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
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-Sponsoring $209

CRN 2271 Mondays
Oct. 7-Nov. 25
7-9 p.m. Marple

Deciduous Trees & 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
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-Sponsoring $209

CRN 2272 Tuesdays
Oct. 8-Nov. 26
7-9 p.m. Marple