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  As a HORTICULTURE professional, you need to know more than just how to grow and take care of plants. You need to know how to use the latest design software to create effective and sustainable landscapes. You need to understand the importance of integrated pest management (IPM) in today’s environmentally conscious world. You need to be able to set up and manage computer-controlled greenhouses. Whether you want to work for an established firm, build your own nursery, or run your own landscaping company, you need to know how to use barcode scanning to control your inventory, how to make intelligent purchasing decisions, and how to be an effective supervisor.

Landscape Design and Build courses to help you design that perfect landscape for your customers:
  • Hand-drawn Landscape and Garden Design
  • Computer-aided Landscape Design using Industry Standard Dynascape Software
  • Paver and Retaining Wall Design and Installation
  • Water Feature Installation
  • Landscape and Garden Installation
  • Plant Knowledge
Horticulture Business Management and Marketing courses to help you run your horticulture business:
  • Garden Center Management
  • Landscape Contracting
  • Sustainable and Urban Ag Issues
  • Horticulture Spanish
Landscape Management courses to prepare you to become a Georgia Certified Landscape Professional:
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Pruning
  • Turf Management
  • Irrigation
  • Equipment Repair
Plant Production courses to help you grow plants for profit:
  • Irrigation
  • Plant Propagation
  • Greenhouse Management
  • Tree Farm Production
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What kind of jobs and salaries are available in the horticulture industry?
  • Garden Center Management  $30,000 to $40,000
  • Landscape Designer  $30,000 to $45,000
  • Pesticide Applicator $25,000 to $40,000
  • Landscape Management $30,000 to $45,000
  • Greenhouse or Nursery Management  $30,000 to $45,000
  • Turfgrass Maintenance $30,000 to $40,000
  • Irrigation $35,000 to $40,000
  • Floral Designer $18,000 to $24,000

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  Gary Love  
  Environmental Horticulture
  Forsyth Campus
  Phone: (678) 341-6624

  Suzanne Albright  Adjunct Instructor
  Environmental Horticulture
  Forsyth Campus
  Phone: na

  Stephen Garton  Adjunct Instructor
  Environmental Horticulture
  Forsyth Campus
  Phone: na

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