Growing Plants for Profit Certificate

Growing Plants for ProfitKey to running a profitable business in the garden and landscape industries, is knowing how to effectively grow healthy plants while at the same time implementing sound business practices. Plant propagation techniques are thoroughly discussed as are the specifics of both greenhouse and nursery production. Business skills are offered to guide students through the complexities of running a profitable business operation. Plant identification techniques ensure that learners have a good understanding of the most exciting product choices.

Certificate Courses and Offering Schedule

Courses can be taken individually or as part of the Certificate program.

 Course Title  Tentatively Scheduled for...
Commercial Greenhouse Crop Production  W18, W19
Nursery Production  F17, F19
Plant Propagation  F18
Greenhouse Management  W19
Business Management Principles  W18, W19
Introduction to Plant Identification  Offered Every Semester

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Certificate Learning Outcomes

Upon successfully completing all required courses within this Certificate, students will be able to:  

  • Define and apply best practices of horticultural science for greenhouse growing and nursery production
  • Identify and choose plant materials that will have a desired impact on the landscape
  • Determine and analyze relevant and pertinent information from a variety of academic and industry resources with the intention of applying this information to greenhouse and nursery plant production
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding horticultural growing practices to ensure plant growing is both productive and financially beneficial
  • Identify and supply desired plant material to landscape clients
  • Analyze and critique greenhouse and nursery facilities that offer best growing conditions and best financial returns on investment