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