Students who complete the Growing certificate will be well versed in the skills required for the production of plants in a greenhouse setting. Botany, plant propagation, integrated pest management techniques, soil science, and pruning will be introduced in a real-world production setting. Upon completion, students will be ready to enter into entry-level plant production positions.
Growing certificate graduates will:
be able to follow plant production cycles, from “seed to sale”
understand plant growth requirements, specific to intensive plant production, and how to manage them
problem solve pest and disease issues common to nursery plants
Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor.
Annual Course Sequence
The classes listed below are offered on a rotation and are not sequential; a student may start any quarter and should take the HORT classes in blocks as listed below.