(AAS & Certificate)
Growing plants is an art and a science. Floral Design and Greenhouse Technology is a method of growing plants in a protected environment to produce a variety of plant life away from the elements of the weather. Dakota College at Bottineau has a program in Floral Design and Greenhouse Technology which prepares you for employment in the green industry. The green industry is comprised of a variety of careers involving design, production, distribution and services associated with ornamental plants, equipment, landscape and floral design.The Floral Design and Greenhouse Technology program prepares you to:
- produce flowers, foliage, and related plant materials in field and greenhouse settings for ornamental purposes.
- arrange, package and market these materials.
- develop landscape design and maintenance skills.
Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) and the International Peace Garden (IPG) have a unique partnership which provides real life, non-traditional learning. Offering horticulture courses for over a century, DCB’s Floral Design and Greenhouse Technology program includes hands-on elements on the DCB Campus in Bottineau, North Dakota and at the International Peace Garden (IPG) located only 30 minutes north of Bottineau. Located on the 49th parallel, IPG was established as a floral landscape tribute in 1932 as a symbol of a peaceful relationship between the two nations. Classes are held on IPG's 2,339 acres of gardens, grounds and in the greenhouses serving as active classrooms to practice new skills.
How will I learn?
DCB’s Horticulture program allows you to select courses in horticulture tailored to your career needs as a conventional student or someone already working in the field. You have the opportunity to earn a diploma or an Associate of Applied Science degree. Horticulture employers have the ability to send their staff to workshops to refine their horticulture skills.
The Horticulture Program is offered in a workshop format. Each class is equal to one to three college credits and last anywhere from one to four weeks. The week long classes are focused on course content in real life activities.