Welcome to Landscape and Horticultural Technology – the original “green” department. In our department, green means more than just the color of plants – it signifies a commitment to conserving our natural resources through sustainable landscape design and management. The new Landscape and Horticultural Technology building, which opened in 2012, furthers this commitment and features a green roof, solar panels and rain water harvesting as well as high tech classrooms to enhance the learning experience. In addition to state-of-the-art facilities, the Landscape and Horticultural Technology Department is well known throughout New Jersey and the tri-state region for the strong relationships the faculty have within the professional horticulture community and for the exceptional quality of its graduates. LHT students have gone on to leadership roles in professional associations at the state, regional, and national level; they own some of the most prestigious companies in the region; and they serve as supervisors and managers in horticulture throughout New Jersey.
Landscape and Horticultural Technology offers three great Associate in Applied Science degree opportunities.
Turf and Turfgrass Management
prepares students for challenging careers in sports field management, golf course operations, and athletic field supervision. This is an ideal major for anyone involved in playing competitive sports as well as those who just love the game.
Landscape Management and Design
meets the needs of those who want to excel in the design/build field as well as hobbyists who want to learn to improve their own landscapes. Students learn to identify plants as well as how to incorporate them into landscape designs. Additionally, students gain expertise in soil management, use of hardscape, pest management, and computer applications.
The Agribusiness Degree
is designed primarily for those with a love of horticulture who want to pursue a career in a supporting field including garden center management, greenhouse production, and equipment or material supply. It is a major ideally suited for those with a strong aptitude for business management who also love horticulture.
This department also features eight different career certificates which are designed primarily for career changers who already hold a degree or for those who want to accelerate their entry into a rewarding career. Each career certificate requires the completion of five to six courses, and most career certificates can be completed within twelve months. Career certificates are available in Landscape Design, Landscape Contractor, Garden Center
, and Grounds Maintenance
as well as three Horticultural Apprenticeship
Whether a hobbyist or career changer, a first time college student, or someone seeking a second or third degree, or just someone looking to improve your skills, you will find rewarding opportunities in Landscape and Horticultural Technology.
Brian Oleksak, Chairperson
Department of Landscape and Horticultural Technology