Graduates of this program may pursue careers in landscape design, implementation, maintenance as well as nursery operations, professional sports turf, lawn care and allied horticulture operations. Graduates can become owners of recreational complexes, golf course superintendents, greens keepers, and landscape supervisors.
Graduates in this field should have:
problem solving skills
attention to detail
good communication skills
ability to work cooperatively with co-workers
ability to coordinate, implement, and maintain landscapes
flexibility to meet owners wishes
Graduates in this field can expect the following developments:
salary average: $36,000 per year according to indeed.com. You may view the most current statistics at: http://www.indeed.com/salary?q1=horticulture&l1=South+Carolina.
80% placement rate for 2011 - 2013 graduates
owners / operators or professional grounds maintenance business
managers of recreational facilities
graduates may advance to supervisors or general landscape contractors, owners and operators of own businesses, park supervisors, golf course superintendents, vocational school instructors, nurserymen, etc.
Recent graduates have found work at:
Custom Landscaping and Concrete
Megan's Lovely Landscapes
Persimmon Hill Country Club