The Horticulture Technology program gives students the necessary tools to be successful in one of the fastest growing and largest industries in Oklahoma – the Green industry. Among other career options, students may use this program as a foundation for pursuing a college degree in Horticulture. Students learn fundamental skills related to greenhouse management, plant propagation, plant nutrition, and nursery production. They gain hands-on experience in insect and pest control as well as plant disease prevention. Students grow plants in large scale production, while working in a state of the art, on-campus greenhouse.
Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the SouthernTech campus and online at www.sotech.edu. Enrollment for this career program is open to adults and partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors).
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 (525 Hours)
Foundations of Horticulture
Application of Horticulture
Plant Health and Nutrition
Greenhouse Operations and Management
Estimated Time to Complete Half Time: 10 months
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.
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
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 (O*NET source: 19-4012.00 - Agricultural Technicians):