GC31 Garden Center Technician, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin Campus

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring
Minimum Length of Program: 2 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 12

Program Description

The Garden Center Technician certificate prepares graduates with the fundamental horticulture skills for positions in the nursery and garden center environment. The curriculum emphasizes plant identification and use, pest management, and business concepts that apply to nursery and retail centers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED are NOT required

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

*Completion time: two terms (Full time schedule is not available for this program due to the seasonal requirements for certain courses.)

Contact Us

Dr. Bethany Harris, Program Coordinator/Instructor

Email: Bethany.Harris@sctech.edu

Phone: (770) 412-5731

Program Courses

First Term

HORT 1010Woody Ornamental Plant Identification


HORT 1080Pest Management


Second Term

HORT 1020Herbaceous Plant Identification


HORT 1140Horticulture Business Management