Environmental and Landscape Technology
The Environmental Landscape Technology program offers a rewarding career for students interested in learning about and improving the natural environment and our communities. This program integrates hands-on and academic study in the areas of Environmental Technology and Landscaping. Landscape management requires a range of skills with environmental, horticultural, and land use dimensions. The focus of study encompasses the entire ecosystem with special emphasis given to practical training and technical knowledge required by employers in private and public organizations.
Students will gain valuable hands-on experience on the school's landscaped grounds, turf grass areas, woodland and wetland areas. Graduates are prepared with a diverse range of skills applicable to the many green career fields.
Within the environmental technology curriculum, students will acquire a wide variety of skills in areas such as ecology and ecological restoration, environmental sampling and analysis, landscape design, maintenance, and construction, greenhouse/nursery operations, integrated pest management, machinery operation, and turfgrass management.
ELT offers students skills in computer-aided drafting used to generate landscape designs. Hands-on projects conducting pollution studies, or restoring the campus wetland and woodland areas will bring ecologically-based principles and best management practices to life!
PHYSICAL SKILLS & ABILITIES
See your guidance counselor to learn about physical considerations required for this career program.
ACADEMIC / EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS
Convert and/or perform practical applications involving fractions and decimals, percentages, measurement, ratio, and proportion. Compute discount, interest, profit and loss, commission, markups, and selling price. Calculate surface area, volume, weights, measures, and circumference. Understand square roots and radicals, properties of angles, essentials of trigonometry, and proper use of all measuring devices used in the career area.
LANGUAGE / ENGLISH SKILLS
Read a variety of novels, magazines, newspapers, trade-related technical manuals, and encyclopedias. Read safety rules, instructions in the use and maintenance of shop tools and equipment and proper job procedures.
Demonstrate technical competencies in the interpretation of scientific processes and principles, utilization of measurements, operation of specific technical equipment and techniques used in problem solving.
POST-SECONDARY CAREER PATHS
Two-year technical degree in Agribusiness or Technical Drafting. Four-year bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture, Ornamental Horticulture, Plant Science, Civil Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Environmental Science, Land Surveying, Agribusiness, Botany.
Plant Production Specialist
Lawn Service Specialist
Starting minimum wage and up to $14/hr and beyond.