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Horticulture Technology

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources


SouthernTech’s Horticulture Technology program will give students the necessary tools to be successful in the growing Green industry, which is becoming one of Oklahoma’s largest industries, or pursue a degree in Horticulture related fields. In the Horticulture Technology program students will engage in classroom and laboratory activities to learn about the structure and function of plants, gain hands-on experience through plant propagation, insect and pest control, plant diseases and their prevention. Students will also learn how to grow plants in large scale production, while working in a state of the art, on-campus greenhouse. Students will also gain retail sales experience through our Farmer’s Market project.

If this interests you, contact SouthernTech to enroll in Horticulture Technology and “Come Grow With Us”.


Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the SouthernTech campus and online at Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.


Secondary Student: Free. Post-secondary Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Post-secondary Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Post-secondary Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

This program is not yet approved for Federal Financial Aid; scholarships may be available.

Courses (Hours)

Foundations of Horticulture (150)
Application of Horticulture (150)
Plant Health and Nutrition (150)
Greenhouse Operations and Management (150)
Total (600)

Estimated Time to Complete Half Time: 1 year

Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Applied Horticulture
Introduction to Horticulture

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization



Post-secondary: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM
Secondary Students: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Agricultural Research Technician, Agricultural Research Technologist, Agricultural Technician, Laboratory Technician (Lab Tech), Research Assistant, Research Associate, Research Specialist, Research Technician, Seed Analyst - Approximate Pay Potential: $10-$31/Hour (source: 19-4012.00 - Agricultural Technicians):

Janie Herriott

Janie Herriott

Horticulture Instructor

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