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Earn a Certificate in Greenhouse Production from Kent State University at Salem

Greenhouse Production - Undergraduate Certificate

The Greenhouse Production undergraduate certificate provides entry-level sills for those interested in employment or a career in the field. The curriculum provides basic principles of plant propagation in the greenhouse and nursery.

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Dr. Sheren Farag, Program Director and Assistant Professor
Phone: 330-337-4270
Email: sfaragmo@kent.edu

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Program Information

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Utilize the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage greenhouse and nursery, including understanding business principles, plant selection and greenhouse production techniques.
  2. Apply practical experience in plant identification, selection, propagation and greenhouse production to effectively cultivate and manage horticultural plants and products.
Admissions

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

Some programs may require that students meet certain requirements before progressing through the program. For programs with progression requirements, the information is shown on the Coursework tab.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

Coursework

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements

Certificate Requirements
BMRT 21020INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3
BSCI 16001HORTICULTURAL BOTANY 3
BSCI 26004PLANT IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION II 3
HORT 16003INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGIES AND SENSORS 1
HORT 16022GREENHOUSE STRATA 3
HORT 26001OCCUPATIONAL REGULATIONS AND SAFETY 2
HORT 36014PLANT PROPAGATION AND GREENHOUSE PRODUCTION 3
HORT 36092INTERNSHIP IN HORTICULTURE (ELR) 1
Minimum Total Credit Hours:19

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Certificate GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000
Roadmap

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
BMRT 21020 INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3
BSCI 16001 HORTICULTURAL BOTANY 3
BSCI 26004 PLANT IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION II 3
HORT 16003 INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGIES AND SENSORS 1
 Credit Hours10
Semester Two
HORT 16022 GREENHOUSE STRATA 3
HORT 26001 OCCUPATIONAL REGULATIONS AND SAFETY 2
HORT 36014 PLANT PROPAGATION AND GREENHOUSE PRODUCTION 3
HORT 36092 INTERNSHIP IN HORTICULTURE (ELR) 1
 Credit Hours9
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:19
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Geauga campus
    • Salem campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

-6.5%

decline

952,300

number of jobs

$68,090

potential earnings

Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse

3.8%

about as fast as the average

566,500

number of jobs

$28,660

potential earnings

First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

-1.1%

decline

53,200

number of jobs

$50,080

potential earnings

Notice: Career Information Source
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.