Horticulture Technician Career Major - Overview

Horticulture Technician

horticulture tech
Campus
Metro Career Academy
(Springlake Campus)
Career Major Length
525 hours
Who Can Enroll
MCA students; others with approval from Chief Officer, Enrollment, Recruitment & Transition Services
Schedule
M-F 7:30-10:30A &/or 11:30A-2:20P
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$1,313.00
Out-of-State Tuition:
$3,413.00
Average Oklahoma Salary
$10/hr

This major prepares students as horticulture assistants who undertake a range of tasks that relate to cultivation, growing, harvesting and maintenance of trees, plants and gardens. Students learn safe practices, use of tools and equipment, propagation and care of plants, soil testing, and preparation and safe application of chemicals.  Included is information concerning construction, operation, and management of greenhouses.

MCA students; others with approval from Chief Officer, Enrollment, Recruitment & Transition Services are able to enroll in this program.

Career Major Length
525.00Total Hours
Course Title
Hours
Principles of Horticulture
30.00
Identification and Propagation of Horticulture Plants
90.00
Applying Pesticides
45.00
Agricultural Plants
60.00
Field Scouting, Weed Collection and Insect Collection
60.00
Fertilizers and Soils
90.00
Greenhouse Management
120.00
Workforce Staging-Horticulture
30.00

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Reading and math skills at the 8th grade level or above
  • Some background in biology
  • Good eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Be able to work under extreme weather conditions
  • An ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Dependability
  • Organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to take directions from others
  • Keyboarding skills

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