Agriculture and Natural Resources


Love plants, working with your hands, and being outside? Maybe a career in horticulture is right for you! Horticulture is the practice of cultivating and managing plants and gardens for a variety of purposes.

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Horticulture I

Develop foundational knowledge of plants, including plant growth, plant nutrition, growing media, plant identification, pest management, chemical disposal, and customer relations.

Horticulture II

Deepen your knowledge and skills by learning about greenhouse plant production and management, bedding plant production, watering systems, light effects, basic landscape design, installation and maintenance, and lawn and turf grass management.

Expand Your Journey

Found your passion? These courses relate to this career pathway and may align to your career and college goals. Find out which of these may be available at your school and consider adding them to your Course Plan in Xello.

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Browse enhancement courses:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Biology
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science
  • Agriscience Applications
  • Horticulture II - Landscaping

Earn College Credit

Get a head start on your college education by taking advantage of dual credit opportunities. There are CTE courses that can articulate to the community college, meaning they will award college credit. Also, the Career & College Promise (CCP) program allows eligible high school students to enroll in community college classes

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Careers focused on the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products or resources.