GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN

  • Program: Landscape and Horticulture Careers
  • Degree: Associate in Applied Science Degree
  • Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60
  • Academic Planning Guide:

Overview

This program of study is for the student seeking a career in the plant production industry. Graduates in this program will have a strong knowledge and skills in greenhouse operation and management; plant production in a variety of ornamentals such as bedding plants, holiday plants (Easter Lilies, Poinsettias, etc.), and interior foliage plants. This degree will allow for advancement to supervisory and management positions.

Career Opportunities

Employment options include greenhouse production, plant propagation, greenhouse management and plant brokering.

Award Outcomes:

  • Identify crops to be grown and their cultural needs.
  • Maintain crops.
  • Diagnose greenhouse pests using an IPM program.
  • Design a master plan for a business based on growing or selling crops.
  • Propagate woody and herbaceous plants sexually and asexually.
  • Operate greenhouse equipment efficiently.
  • Select pesticides and fertilizer formulations.
  • Calculate pesticide and fertilizer formulations.
  • Select proper media and amendments for plant crops.
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge of the greenhouse physical structure.
  • Select proper containers for crops.
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge of the environmental systems in the greenhouse.
  • Interpret soil and water tests.
  • Market crops.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 37 Credits
General Education Requirements 9 Credits
  • ENGL2121 Writing and Research 4
    or
  • ENGL2125 Technical Writing 3 Gen Ed
  • Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area_2 3 Gen Ed
  • Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area_5 3

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 8 Credits
General Education Electives 6 Credits
  • Hennepin Technical College‚Äôs 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

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