Horticulture

Department of Horticulture & Landscape Designs

Horticulture is the science, art and skill of plant cultivation and the focus of the program is to produce horticulturists and landscape designers capable of exploring the vast opportunities the has to offer. The degree program concentrates on plant identification, landscape design, construction and maintenance, soil and plant nutrition, plant production and marketing, irrigation and water conservation, integrated pest management and sustainable horticultural practices. Work experience is required.

This program include courses in horticultural management and business operations. Graduates of the Horticulture and Landscape design are employed nationwide in the landscape design / building / maintenance, turf grass, greenhouse and nursery industries.

Department of Horticulture & Landscape Designs

The Department of Horticulture & Landscape Design serves professionals, students and members of the community. It seeks to improve plant culture methods, the sustainability of the environment, enriching economic vitality and influencing the quality of life of individuals and their communities. Horticulturists have a broad knowledge of ornamental plants, turf grasses, fruit and non-fruit bearing trees, vines, and shrubs. Horticulture involves production of plants, marketing and landscape products, designing, installing and maintaining the outdoor and indoor environments where we live, work, and play.

The Program prepares students to meet the challenges for self-employment or employment in the industry. Production nurseries, retail garden centers, landscape contractors, landscape designers, parks, golf courses, irrigation design and auditing, interiorscapes, landscape maintenance, arboriculture, horticulture consultation or product sales, are industry opportunity examples.

Students receive formal education in basic plant science, plant identification, design standards, soil science, plant diseases and pests. After completing the first year of training, students may elect an option in either landscape or nursery practices.

Department of Horticulture & Landscape designs

The programme represents several areas of study in Horticulture:
* Aboriculture,
* Floriculture,
* Landscape Horticulture and Landscape Design,
* Olericulture,
* Pomology,
* Viticulture.

Courses Offered:

1. Higher National Diploma in Horticulture & Landscape Designs  ( HND; Full Time, Duration: 2 years)

2. Higher National Diploma in Horticulture & Landscape Designs  ( HND; Part-time, Duration: 3 years)