Landscape Management

Landscape Management

The Landscape Management program is designed to help students develop skills needed for entry-level jobs in the local horticulture and landscaping industry.  The wide array of topics includes bee keeping as this aspect is critical for pollination and plant viability.
Students learn to select and use the tools, materials, and plants needed to provide products and services for customers in:
  - Landscape Businesses
  - Turf Management
  - Garden Centers
  - Retail Flower Shops
  - Golf Courses
  - Greenhouse Businesses
  - Hydroponics
  - Production
  - And More

Customer Relations

Landscape Customer relations is an important part of the training. Students learn these skills by operating a retail business for horticultural products and landscape services. They also landscape the Upper Valley Career Center grounds and work outside the school on landscaping and service projects. In addition, they learn to safely operate and train on a wide variety of landscape machinery and equipment.

Career Opportunities

  • Nursery | Greenhouse Technician
  • Landscape Professional
  • Garden Center Technician
  • Gold Course or Business Groundskeeper
  • Hydroponic Producer
  • Irrigation Technician
  • Beekeeper
  • Floral Shop Manager 

Advanced Employment Opportunities

  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Business Owner 

Professional Certifications & Training

  • Ohio Certified Nursery Technician Certification 
  • Pesticide Applicator's License
  • Forklift Operator Certification
  • ZTR Mower Training
  • Small Engine Operation Training
  • Tractor Safety Training
  • Skid Steer Training

College Credit Agreements

  • Clark State Community College - up to 4 semester hours 
  • Edison State Community College - up to 4 semester hours 
  • CTAG - up to 3 semester hours

Our Instructor

John KreitzerLevel I & II Instructor
937.778.1980 x217
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