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Career Tracks: Horticulture Technology

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.

Characteristics & Temperament

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
     

Employment Outlook

Graduates in this field can expect the following developments:

  • salary range: $17,000 - $27,000 per year entry level, plus benefits

  • salary average: $22,579.00 per year for 2010 - 2012 graduates
  • 82% placement rate for 2010-2012 graduates

  • owners / operators or professional grounds maintenance business

  • grounds supervisors

  • 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.
     

Employers

Recent graduates have found work at: