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Program Description

Students are introduced to diversity of career opportunities within the year-round green industry. They learn aspects of landscape design, greenhouse management and production, equipment operation and maintenance, golf course and sports turf management, floral design, garden center operation, customer service and business management.

Program of Study

Junior Year Courses

Lab

3 Credits 

English

1 Credit

Math

1 Credit

Science

1 Credit

Elective

1 Credit

Senior Year Courses

Lab

3 Credits

English

1 Credit

Civics/Government

1 Credit

Science

1 Credit

Math

1 Credit

 

Electives are subject to availability and schedule. Not all electives are available every semester. Past elective options have included the following classes:

Accounting, Financial Literacy, Communications, Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship, Forensics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Vertebrate Zoology, Psychology, Sociology, Military History, Modern Social Issues, Practical Computer Applications, Exploration of Literature, Literature and Popular Music, Literature and Films, Computer as a Writing Tool, Health, Healthy Safe Foods, Adult Living, Employability Skills, College 101, Study Skills. 

Math Options: Tech Math 330, Tech Math 121, Tech Math 122.

Course descriptions are available online.

College Credit

Agreements with many colleges/universities help students, who meet established criteria, earn college credit for courses taken at the Lorain County JVS.  These credits can be transferred to the respective institution.  Potential college credits for Landscape & Greenhouse Management students are listed below.  Credits listed are semester hours.

Kent State University      

12 Credits

Math, English, Social Studies and other courses that offer dual high school and college credits are also offered on the JVS campus through partnerships with Lorain County Community College and Oberlin College. A comprehensive list of all college credit options available to students is posted on the JVS website.

Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs, such as Future Farmers of America. These organizations help develop leadership skills, cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship. All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships. Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National-Technical Honor Society.

Employment Resources

Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field. A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities. The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information. 


Teacher Information

Ms. Elizabeth Berthold

Dept: High School
Job Title: Landscape & Greenhouse Management (LGM) Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 x22377
Fax: (440) 774-6421
Email: Click here to send a message

Program Highlights

  • Design & Plan Residential and Commercial Landscape Settings
  • Design Flower Arrangements  
  • Diagnose & Prescribe Treatment for Plant Diseases, Fungi, Pests
  • Grow & Sell Seasonal and Specialty Plants
  • Maintain & Operate Mowers, Cultivators and Sprayers 
  • Seed & Maintain Desirable Turf

Career Pathways

  • Garden Center Employee
  • Greenhouse Operations Employee
  • Landscape Installer
  • Landscaper
  • Lawn Care Operations Technician

With Additional Training

  • Arboriculturist
  • Fruit/Vegetable Producer
  • Horticulture Equipment Maintenance Operator
  • Landscape Designer
  • Lawncare Provider
  • Pesticide Applicator
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