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Horticulture Science Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Students will be exposed to a wide range of scientific principles, such as genetics, anatomy, physiology/nutrition, disease, pets, and management practices. Topics covered will be basic animal and plant science, personal and leadership development, and agricultural career awareness.

You Will Learn
  • The principles and elements of floral design.
  • The propagation of greenhouse plants by seed, cuttings, and bulbs in a maintained greenhouse environment.
  • Greenhouse maintenance activities.
  • How to investigate chemical characteristics of soil problems.
  • Landscape design components.
  • Nursery and landscape plant installation and maintenance.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Horticulture Science - PDF

Student Leadership Organization
FFA is the student leadership organization for Agricultural Education. FFA is an integral and necessary component of the overall program. FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through Agricultural Education.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Agricultural Education Teacher
  • Arborist
  • Botanist
  • Forest Geneticist
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Greenhouse Operator
  • Landscape Architect
  • Plant Breeder
  • Soil & Water Specialist
  • Tree Surgeon

Workforce Trends
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, positions in landscape and horticultural services are expected to increase at a fast pace.

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