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Nursery Management (SOC CODE: 45-2092.01)

Job Description Overview

Work in nursery facilities or at customer location planting, cultivating, harvesting, and transplanting trees, shrubs, or plants.

Related Careers

  • Nursery Workers
  • Forest and Conservation Workers
  • Childcare Workers
  • Nursery and Greenhouse Managers
  • Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
  • Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
  • Farm and Ranch Managers
  • Aquacultural Managers
  • Production Workers, All Other
  • Helpers--Production Workers

Sample Job Duties

  • Plant, spray, weed, fertilize, and water plants, shrubs, and trees, using hand tools and gardening tools.
  • Sell and deliver plants and flowers to customers.
  • Sow grass seed, or plant plugs of grass.
  • Harvest plants, and transplant or pot and label them.
  • Regulate greenhouse conditions, and indoor and outdoor irrigation systems.
  • Cut, roll, and stack sod.
  • Feel plants' leaves and note their coloring to detect the presence of insects or disease.
  • Provide information and advice to the public regarding the selection, purchase, and care of products.
  • Maintain and repair irrigation and climate control systems.
  • Dig, cut, and transplant seedlings, cuttings, trees, and shrubs.

    What Classes Do I Need to Take?

    • Nursery Management

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      This certificate is designed to give students basic skills in production and marketing of plants and dry goods in the wholesale and retail nursery industry.

      Program Learning Outcomes

      • Students will demonstrate professional conduct.
      • Students will be technically proficient.
      • Students will demonstrate professional conduct in the industry.
      • Students will give a professional quality oral presentation.

        Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

      Required Courses

      VOC AGR01
      Horticultural Science
      VOC AGR02
      Plant Propagation/Greenhouse Management
      VOC AGR29
      Ornamental Plants - Herbaceous
      VOC AGR32
      Landscaping and Nursery Management
      VOC AGR50
      Soil Science and Management
      VOC AGR64
      Irrigation - Drip and Low Volume
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