Landscape and Horticulture

Learn how to operate landscaping equipment as in push mowers, zero turns, skid-steer and how to use horticultural tools. Work with plants outdoors and in the greenhouse that meet industry standards. Learn how to identify ornamental, medicinal and crop producing plants. Experience many career pathways and skills in horticulture and landscape through field trips, hands on experiences, and academics. In addition, be involved with the National FFA Organization to display horticultural and landscape skills during competitions against other PA FFA Students. FFA involvement could include PA Farm Show landscape displays, horticultural designs, and horticultural related equipment creations or renovating equipment.

Program Specifics

Two Year Half-Day Program
Year One: 8:05am – 10:40am (36 weeks // 3 credits)
Year Two: 11:35am – 2:10pm (36 weeks // 3 credits)

CIP Code

Miss. Taryn Hogeland

Program Costs
Students are required to purchase the following at an estimated cost of $100:

  • Uniform
  • Leather Work Boots

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Student Certifications


National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) provides industry-based credentials and partner industry certifications for students enrolled in career and technical education programs.

Standard First Aid CPR & AED

First Aid certification provides students with the basic fundamentals of recognizing the signs that someone needs help and administering the right type of care for both kids and adults.


OSHA and CareerSafe work hand in hand to promote safety and health awareness. The Alliance creates a dialogue with workers about OSHA initiatives, providing information and resources on best practices for staying safe and healthy in the workplace. and OSHA initiatives related to safety and health programs.

OSHA 10 Hour Construction Industry

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certification provides a well-rounded knowledge of standards for assuring a safe and healthy working environment.

The National FFA Organization Degrees

FFA is the premier youth organization preparing members for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.

Greenius Certifications

Greenius is uniquely positioned to understand the challenges that landscapers face.
We know that time is scarce and it’s difficult to find opportunities to train, to develop your own training materials, and to track the training progress of staff.

Bobcat Skid-Steer Certification

The Bobcat® skid-steer loader online operator training course provides information on safe and efficient operation.

PA Pesticide Applicators License

The Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Health and Safety manages the regulation of pesticides and pesticide applications in the Commonwealth. 

College Articulation and Credits


SOAR programs of study prepare today’s student for tomorrow’s high demand and high wage careers.

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Career Opportunities

Students can be employed while in high school through the Cooperative Education program. Qualified students may obtain paid employment after successful completion of classroom training. This program expands the school curriculum by providing students with additional skills through supervised work experience at local businesses. The employment is scheduled during the time the student would be in attendance at the Career and Technology Center.


  • Groundskeeper
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Nursery/greenhouse operator
  • Lawn and garden center specialist
  • Lawn care
  • Landscape architect


  • The Greenskeeper
  • Shodan Lawn Care
  • Kroll’s Landscaping
  • B.R. Kreider and Son, Inc.
  • Pennsy Supply
  • Davis Landscape LTD

Salary Ranges

PositionPA Projected Employment Growth 2014-2024 Entry SalaryAvg PA SalaryExperienced Salary
Landscape Maintenance-1%$42,090$55,790$62,640
Nursery/Greenhouse Laborer-1%$17,760$27,080$31,370
Landscape Architect 4%$43,010$67,020$79,020