Forestry and Landscape Management

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Program Description
Students learn about plant and horticultural science, urban forestry, landscape design and build, as well as turf science and management. Students are prepared for further education in fields such as Urban Forestry, Turf Management, Arboriculture, Landscape Construction or Environmental Science. Successful completion can lead to career opportunities in the “Green Industry.” In the second year, students concentrate on one area, attending class for approximately 50 minutes a day and working three to four hours a day in an area of interest.

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Instruction Video

Skills Necessary for Success
  • Be a creative problem solver
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Follow directions and assume responsibility
  • Demonstrate written and verbal communication skills
  • Disciplined self-starter
  • Artistic, creative and able to visualize projects
  • Mechanical ability and manual dexterity
Professional Pathway
  • Turf management (golf or sports field)
  • City or municipal arborist
  • Biological scientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Forestry/Park ranger
  • Conservation scientist
  • Landscape design and construction
  • Environmental scientist
  • Geoscientist
  • Conservation forester
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Driver’s license
Career Interests/Helpful Background
  • Interested in ecology and environmental issues
  • Committed to preserving and maintaining natural areas
  • Likes working outdoors
  • Good physical condition and stamina for intense work
  • Parental support
Licenses and Certifications
  • Certified Arborist
  • Ohio Commercial Pesticide Application License
  • Certified Landscape Technician
Higher Education Opportunities
  • College credits available.
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree

GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11, 12
LENGTH: Two years
SCHOOL: Roosevelt

  • Level I – Level I: Adv or CP English 1cr (4.5 or 4.0); IA Plant & Horticulture 1cr ( 5.0 ); IB Urban Forestry 1cr (5.0); Environmental Science I 1cr (4.0)
  • Level II – IIA Landscape Design 1cr (5.0); IIB Turf Science & Mgt. 1cr (5.0); Environmental Science II 1cr (4.0); Forestry & Landscape Mgm. Capstone 1cr (4.0); Optional Adv or CP English 12 (must arrive TRHS by 10:50am)

4.5 or 5.0=credit weighted on a 4.0 scale

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