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Forestry and Landscape Management

Concerned about the environment?  Interested in ecology?  In Forestry and Landscape Management, students learn about scientific identification of trees and plants, as well as landscaping design, construction and maintenance.  Students are prepared for further education in fields like Turf Management, Arboculture, Landscape Construction or Nursery Management.  College Prep English includes writing assignments about plant science, career opportunities in the “Green Industry” and other industry-related topics.

COURSE: Forest and Landscape Management
GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11, 12
SCHOOL: Kent
LENGTH: Two years
CREDIT at Kent:
Level I - Science 1; CP English 1; Tech Theory 1; Lab 1. 
Level II
 – 
Science 1; CP English 1; Tech Theory 1; Lab 1; Externship 1.
DESCRIPTION:
If you are interested in working outside with plants and turf, this program may be for you.  If you complete the Forest and Landscape Management program, you could be employed in various careers found in the “Green” industry.  You will have an opportunity to study first hand, given a work-based experience, between three and five major fields of study during the first year of the program.  In the second year, you will concentrate on one area, attending class for approximately 50 minutes a day and working three to four hours a day in your area of interest.
PROGRAM TIME
GENERAL WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Two years
  • One period (50 minutes) of Technical Theory
  • Three periods (170 minutes) of work-based experience
  • Working indoors and/or outdoors
AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Plant identification and selection
  • Landscape maintenance, construction and design
  • Environmental ecology
  • Arboriculture (Tree Management)
  • Turf management
  • Equipment maintenance, operation and safety
  • Garden center and nursery operations
  • Greenhouse operations
  • Communicate orally and in writing
  • Good interpersonal relationships
  • Good personal appearance and hygiene
  • Positive work attitude
  • Good organizational skills
  • Consistent attendance
FUTURE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
HELPFUL BACKGROUND
  • Two year college Associate Degree
  • Four year Baccalaureate Degree
  • School-to-work employment transitions
  • Industry internships
  • Reading and math skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Interest in creative design
  • Interest in biological sciences and the environment





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