2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Horticulture Technical Certificate

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Technical Certificate
Contact Information:
Program Office 615-353-3348, Office: D-17, E-mail: christina.dismore@nscc.edu

The Horticulture curriculum prepares students for a variety of employment opportunities in the Green Industry. The program includes technical knowledge and hands-on skills, learning to implement a variety of horticultural tasks, and instruction in high quality service that meets the standard of the industry.

Graduates of the program should be able to:

  • Identify and appropriately use landscape materials.
  • Design and construct residential, and recreational landscapes.
  • Maintain residential, commercial and recreational landscapes.
  • Identify and control plant pests and diseases, including the proper use of pesticides.
  • Learn management techniques to operate a horticultural business.

Career Opportunities

  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscaper (installation, maintenance)
  • Arborist
  • Turfgrass Manager
  • Nurseryman
  • Retail Sales
  • Horticultural Consultant
  • Pest Control


This certificate is designed so that a student can apply all of the required courses towards a Nashville State A.A.S. degree in General Technology with a focus in Horticulture. For a student who plans to apply the certificate towards an A.S. university parallel degree, the student should consult his/her advisor about transferability of courses.

Two tracks are available. The Landscaping Track or Landscaping Design Track

Total Core Requirements: 16 Credits

Total Track Requirements: 9 Credits

Total Track Requirements: 9 Credits

Total Certificate Requirements: 25 Credits


One internship is required for graduation. Internships may be taken during the semester or during summer.

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