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Environmental Science

Credentials You Can Earn

Love the outdoors? Consider Horticulture or Environmental Technology. Horticulture graduates possess skills such as plant identification, pest management, and irrigation. Employment may be with horticulture production and design companies, greenhouses, nurseries, or landscaping firms. The Environmental Technology Associate Degree program explores forest, stream, and wetland ecology and management and teaches field sampling and analysis techniques. This program meets Georgia Department of Natural Resources requirements for Wildlife and Fisheries Technicians.

Degrees

Environmental Technology Degree

The Environmental Technology degree program offers specialized training to those who are interested in employment in an environmental science related field. Course work includes general education, computer applications, biology, chemistry, industrial safety, and an extensive array of detailed environmentally specific classes. The goal of this program is to produce graduates who have the necessary skills and knowledge to contribute to addressing issues associated with human interactions with the environment. The courses in the Wildlife and Fisheries Management specialization meet the requirements that the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has established for Wildlife and Fisheries Technicians. Graduates of the program receive an Environmental Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Horticulture Degree

The Horticulture degree program prepares students for careers in environmental horticulture. The program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain or upgrade present knowledge and skills. Graduates of the program receive a Horticulture Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Agribusiness

Agribusiness is the study of the business and economics of agribusiness firms. Agribusiness possesses many unique challenges and opportunities including risks and uncertainties of agricultural production, reliance on natural resources, government involvement with food and agriculture, competitive nature of the agribusiness sector, innovative technology within commercial agriculture and food processing, and global impacts of food and agriculture. The agribusiness curriculum allows individuals to gain an appreciation for management and technology concepts needed for the agricultural industry. This program develops knowledge and skills in management, production, and marketing as related to agribusiness management.

Modern Agriculture

The Modern Agriculture associate degree teaches students to apply knowledge of basic sciences to solve agricultural problems. In addition to studying the biology of plants and animals, students also learn about new technologies that can be applied to plant and animal production systems, resource management, the application of technologies to add value to agricultural production. The Modern Agriculture program allows the student to gain the appreciation for the reliance on natural resources, the basics of animal science, government involvement with food and agriculture, innovative technology within commercial agriculture and food processing, and global impacts of food and agriculture.

 

Diploma

Horticulture Diploma

The Horticulture diploma program prepares students for careers in environmental horticulture. The program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain or upgrade present knowledge and skills. Program graduates receive a Horticulture Diploma.

Agribusiness

Agribusiness is the study of the business and economics of agribusiness firms. Agribusiness possess many unique challenges and opportunities including risks and uncertainties of agricultural production, reliance on natural resources, government involvement with food and agriculture, competitive nature of the agribusiness sector, innovative technology within commercial agriculture and food processing, and global impacts of food and agriculture. The agribusiness curriculum allows individuals to gain an appreciation for management and technology concepts needed for the agricultural industry. This program develops knowledge and skills in management, production, and marketing as related to agribusiness management.

Modern Agriculture

The Modern Agriculture diploma teaches students to apply knowledge of basic sciences to solve agricultural problems. In addition to studying the biology of plants and animals, students also learn about new technologies that can be applied to plant and animal production systems, resource management, the application of technologies to add value to agricultural production. The Modern Agriculture program allows the student to gain the appreciation for the reliance on natural resources, the basics of animal science, government involvement with food and agriculture, innovative technology within commercial agriculture and food processing, and global impacts of food and agriculture.

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Career Opportunities

Individuals who graduate from NGTC’s Environmental Horticulture program can hit the ground running if they choose to become:

  • Wildlife Technician
  • Fisheries Technicians
  • Greenhouses Technician
  • Landscaper

Graduates of the Environmental Horticulture Technology program may work in a variety of fields including:

  • Logging
  • Architecture
  • Building Management
  • Real Estate

There are many employment fields that require skills similar to those required to be a horticulturist, such as:

  • Landscape Architects
  • Agricultural Worker
  • Logging Worker
  • Government Wildlife Preserve

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