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Sinclair College

Greenhouse Technician GHT.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 16 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Agriculture
Effective as of Fall 2022

What is the program about?

The Greenhouse Technician Certificate will equip students with basic knowledge of plant science that is used for the growth, development, and utilization of cultivated plants. This knowledge will allow the students to propagate plants, implement sustainable landscape design, understand the science of soil, and will ultimately enable the student to operate and manage a greenhouse.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply the knowledge of structures, crop selection, and growing systems in a working greenhouse setting.
  • Apply the fundamental principles and techniques of production for horticultural crops requiring limited space in an urban environment with a focus on sustainability.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the horticulture profession including its role and importance in the current job market. Specific skills in the area of Urban Horticulture will be highlighted.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Greenhouse Technician Certificate program are employable as entry-level positions in the nursery, landscape, or agricultural industry. Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background that appeals to prospective employers.

Transferability

Potential articulation agreements with Ohio State University, Central State University, and Wilmington College are in process.

Credentials

The Greenhouse Technician Certificate prepares students for certifications in the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
AGR 1201 Horticulture I 3
AGR 1205 Greenhouse Management 3
AGR 1207 Greenhouse Applications 3
AGR 1208 Sustainable Landscape Design 3
AGR 1160 Introduction to Agriculture Science 1
AGR 1206 Horticulture II 3
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Program Accreditation Information

None

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.