Plant & Environmental Science

Occupation Opportunities
Animal Scientist
Biochemist
Water Conservationist
Toxicologist
Ecologist
Agricultural Engineer

Credits for this Program Include:
Biotechnology Foundations in Agriculture
& Environmental Science (1 Credit)
Biotechnology Foundations in Agriculture (1 Credit)
Applied Agricultural Concepts (1 Credit)

Preferred Aptitudes
Strong in Math and Sciences
Completed or concurrently in Chemistry
Completed Biology 1

Hull Street Campus

This one-year, honors-level course is a cutting-edge opportunity for students preparing for careers in research, forensics, genetics and other biotechnology fields. The course explores the complexities of scientific research and enables students to apply various facets of biotechnology in the fields of plant and animal agriculture, the environment and food science. Throughout the class students are encouraged to critically think and are challenged to use equipment and techniques common in research facilities. Emphasis is placed on continuing education requirements pertaining to professional career paths in biotechnology.

Occupation Opportunities
Botanist
Soil and Plant Scientist
Nursery & Greenhouse Manager
Agricultural Engineer

Credits for this Program Include:
Intro to Plant Systems (1 Credit)
Greenhouse Plant Production & Management (1 Credit)
Floriculture (1 Credit)

Preferred Aptitudes
Physical endurance to stretch, reach,
bend, stoop and stand for long periods of time
Tolerance for pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals

Courthouse Campus

This one-year course explores greenhouse production of plants including popular flowering potted plants, tropical, and bedding plants. Also included is the production of vegetables in the greenhouse such as micro-greens and tomatoes. Students study plant nutrition, basic botany, soil science, plant propagation and organic/sustainable methods to produce these crops for local farmers’ markets and restaurants. Course content also includes the production of vegetables and fruits using sustainable/organic methods of growing crops and agribusiness. Students who successfully complete this course are well prepared to enter the workforce or pursue post-secondary education. Students who continue their education will pursue fields of study that could include soil science, nutrition, environmental and conservation scientist, and crop production for food and beauty.

Occupation Opportunities
Botanist
Soil and Plant Scientist
Nursery & Greenhouse Manager
Environmental Analysis Technician

Certification Opportunities
Workplace Readiness Skills
Credits for this Program Include:
Landscaping I (1 Credit)
Landscaping II (1 Credit)
Turfgrass Establishment & Maintenance (1 Credit)

Preferred Aptitudes
Physical endurance to stretch, reach,
bend, stoop and stand for long periods of time
Physical strength to lift up to 60 pounds

Courthouse Campus

This one-year course includes instruction in plant nutrition, soil science, basic botany, grounds maintenance, turfgrass, and landscape design. Students study the proper care of lawns, trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials. Students actually grow commonly used perennials and annuals. Instruction in the proper use of landscape/gardening tools, machinery, and chemicals is an essential part of the course. Using the knowledge they acquire from studying plants used in landscaping, students plan and draw a landscape design. Students who successfully complete this course may pursue career opportunities at parks, golf courses, nurseries, country clubs, garden centers, with tree and landscaping companies or with government agencies.