First Coast Technical College (FCTC)

Nursery Management

Hours

900 hours / 28 weeks

Class Schedule

Cost

Tuition is approximately $3,024.00 plus books, uniforms and fees

Testing Requirements

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS)
Reading: 239
Math: 236

Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores are valid for up to two years

Test Center

Location

FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)

OVERVIEW

Work with experts in the field of agri-science to propagate, manage, and create a wide variety of plants

Apply creative design elements and extensive knowledge of plants while managing a full-service greenhouse

Use advanced techniques and equipment to grow and maintain plants

CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for FNGLA certification, immediate employment and further education

Average Salary

$24,520 /year

Community Partners and Recent Employers of Graduates:

WHAT YOU'll LEARN

Instruction

Program Overview:

  • Harvest, process & ship stock
  • Identify & classify plants
  • Irrigation
  • Maintain Equipment
  • How to Grow and Market Plants, Flowers, Vegetables
  • Pest control basics
  • Point of sale
  • Propagate plants
  • Prune & shape plants

Experience nursery management and customer sales at The Hidden Nursery

APPLICATION & LINKS

Nursery Management
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length Hours
A ORH0862 Nursery Workers 300
B ORH0863 Nursery & Greenhouse Managers 1 450
C ORH0864 Nursery & Greenhouse Managers 2 150

Industry Certifications

  • FNGLA-FCHP (Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association-Certified Horticulture Professional)
  • FDEP-BMP (Federal Department of Environmental Protection- Best Management Practices)

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Garden centers
  • Hardware stores/department stores
  • Local attractions
  • National parks
  • Nurseries
  • Wholesale and retail
  • Landscape industry
  • Golf industry

OUR NUMBERS

Discover how First Coast Technical College prepares students for the Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources industry.

88%
Completion Rate*
75%
PLACEMENT Rate*
N/A
Licensure

Based upon the 2019 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report for 2017-2018.

Steps to Enroll

Step 1‐ Attend a Program Information Session & Tour

Step 2‐ Apply for Federal Student Aid

Step 3‐ Gather Needed Documents

Step 4‐ Register for Classes

Instructor / Contact

Name: Eddie Lambert
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 904-547-3497

Name: Charles Harper
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 904-547-3440

Are you ready to jumpstart your career?