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. 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
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-Sponsoring $209

CRN 423 Mondays
Sept. 18-Nov. 6
6-8 p.m. Marple

Landscape/Retail Business
Explore the management and operation of a retail garden center and a landscape business. Garden center includes advertising; signage; ordering, display and care of plant
material; and gardening supplies. Landscape business includes dividing; pruning; propagation; digging trees and shrubs; sodding; diseases and insects; weeds; aeration
and dethatching of lawns; hardscaping; insurance; job pricing and bookkeeping.

CAR 3849 / Length: 16 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-Sponsoring $209

CRN 425 Thursdays
Sept. 21-Nov. 9
8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple

Evergreen Trees & Shrubs
Examine selected 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
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-Sponsoring $209

CRN 424 Mondays
Sept. 18-Nov. 6
8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple

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
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-Sponsoring $209

CRN 396 Thursdays
Sept. 21-Nov. 9
6-8 p.m. Marple