Horticulture

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    Do you love to be outdoors?  Do you have a lot of energy?  Do you like to be very active and busy?  Do you love Science?  If you answered yes to any of those questions then maybe Horticulture at The Cape Cod Tech is the place for you. 
     
    Students in Horticulture experience every facet of the green industry.  Landscape Construction, Arboriculture, Turf Management, Floral Design, Greenhouse Management, Equipment Operations/ Service & Repairs, Air Cooled Small Engine Technology, Fruit and Vegetable Production, Agriscience and Irrigation Technology.  
     
    Students have a variety of opportunities to experience the industry through strong community partnerships with local businesses, co-operative work experience and job internships.  While in shop students will get to experience industry through helping out on the campus grounds and working on off campus projects.  Students begin to learn about more global issues like how to feed every person on the planet utilizing cutting edge growing techniques that differ from traditional agriculture.  Students will learn how to design, engineer and fabricate a variety of hydroponic growing systems in order to produce as much food as possible in as little space as possible without the use of harmful pesticides or chemicals.  Everything grown in the greenhouse on campus is done so organically.  
     
    Students will progress to learning and preparing for industry certifications such as the ISA certified arborist license, Ma. Pesticide license, Ma. hoisting license, MCLP, MCH and MCA certifications.  
     
     
    FFA
     
    Students also get to showcase their skills and reinforce their technical learning through their participation in FFA.  The Future Farmers of America (FFA) is the largest student run organization in the world.  Through FFA students will be able to attend and participate in various competitions that is entwined with the Horticulture Program's curriculum.  FFA teaches premier leadership and individual growth through agricultural education.  
     

     

     

    • 2016 Median National Wage
      $26,830/year, $12.90/hr
    • 2016 Mean State Wage
      $50,630/year, $24.34/hr
     

    • Landscape Construction
    • Arboriculture
    • Turf Management
    • Floral Design
    • Greenhouse Management
    • Equipment Operations/ Service & Repairs
    • Air Cooled Small Engine Technology
    • Fruit and Vegetable Production
    • Agriscience
    • Irrigation Technology

    • OSHA
    • First Aid/CPR
     

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