Certified Professional Horticulturist Program

Certified Professional Horticulturist Program

Students have been growing microgreens, herbs and vegetables for several restaurants and caterers in the area, including Ricciuti's Restaurant in Olney and the Farmer's Market in Olney.Upon completion of the program, students have the opportunity to earn up to 7 college credits from Montgomery College.

Students have been growing microgreens, herbs and vegetables for several restaurants and caterers in the area, including Ricciuti's Restaurant in Olney and the Farmer's Market in Olney.

Students learn to grow food crops hydroponically, and will be exploring a wide variety of garden types while working at the 1/3 acre urban farm at Sherwood.  A native tree nursery allows students to learn to grow trees for the Montgomery County DEP, MCPS and our school community.

Contact:

Ms. Jill Coutts
Email: Jill_Coutts@mcpsmd.org


Course Requirements

  • 5535/5536 Foundations of Horticulture A/B

    0.5 credit per semester

    This course provides students with basic knowledge and skills necessary to pursue careers in the horticultural industry. Students are introduced to the concepts of plant growth and development, plant nomenclature, use of plants in landscape settings, invasive plant species, and principles and components of Integrated Pest Management in controlling insects, diseases, and weeds. In addition, students become aware of career opportunities within the green industry and the economic value of horticultural crops, products, and related services.

    Grade Level: 9 - 10 - 11 - 12

  • 5523/5524 Plant Production A/B

    0.5 credit per semester

    Students incorporate market research and product development to successfully plan, produce, and sell greenhouse and nursery crops. They monitor and maintain proper growing conditions, use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies, and develop business plans.

    Prerequisite: Foundations of Horticulture A/B
    Grade Level: 9 - 10 - 11

  • 5656/5657 Landscape Design and Management A/B

    0.5 credit per semester

    Students conduct extensive analyses of sites, using design tools and methods to prepare and implement landscape designs. Students apply various techniques to install and maintain hardscapes, softscapes, and lawns. Students learn and use sound horticultural and business practices required for entry employment.

    Prerequisite: Foundations of Horticulture A/B Plant Production A/B
    Grade Level: 10 - 11 - 12


Gallery

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