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Career Readiness for students

Certified Professional Horticulturist

Is Certified Professional Horticulturist for You?

  • Do you love working outdoors?
  • Do you want to help the environment?
  • Are you creative?
  • Are you technologically savvy?

About the Program

This program prepares students for careers in horticulture related fields.  Horticulture is a diversified industry with nearly unlimited career opportunities.  Many jobs in the industry are hands-on, provide the opportunity to work outdoors and require the use of technology.

Sample Course Plan for Certified Professional Horticulturist

Sample Courses

Articulation Agreements

Certifications/Awards for Completing High School Program

Local Colleges Offering a Continuation of the Program 

Montgomery College Environmental Horticulture and Sustainable Agribusiness A.A.S.  

 Montgomery College Environmental Horticulture and Sustainable Agribusiness Certificate

University of Maryland Landscape Architecture

University of Maryland Agricultural Science & Technology

University of Maryland Plant Sciences

University of Maryland Agricultural Education (double major or Integrated Masters Path) 


Where this Program is Offered


If this program is not available at your school, meet with your counselor to select courses that will allow you to explore your interest in these careers.