Environmental Horticulture Management
Certificate Description: All of the courses in the Environmental Horticulture Management undergraduate certificate program are offered online for statewide delivery. The goal is to provide students a background in sustainable ornamental horticulture practices used in the greenhouse/nursery and/or landscape industries. The emphasis will be on conservation of resources through proper plant management, and offers an alternative to individuals who want career advancement but do not need a BS degree.
Amount of Credit: 15
Requirements: Fifteen credits to be chosen by the student and advisor from the list of courses below. Students must maintain a C or better in each course to earn the certificate.
Fall Semester (Last week of August to December) – May 1st
Spring Semester (January to April) – September 1st
Summer Semester (May to August) – January 1st
- Turfgrass Culture ORH3222 (4)
- Introductory Nursery Management ORH3253 (4)
- Environmental Plant Identification ORH3513 (2)
- Florida Native Landscape ORH3815C (3)
- Ornamental Landscape Management ORH4236 (3)
- Nutritional Management of Nursery Crops ORH4256 (3)
- Arboriculture ORH4242 (4)
- Annual and Perennial Gardening ORH4804 (1)
- Plant Propagation PLS3222 (2)
- Landscape Plant Establishment ORH4848 (2)
- Residential Landscape Design LDE3410 (3) or Introduction to Ecosystem Restoration EVR3323 (4)
Prerequisites: A high school diploma and basic understanding and/or coursework in biology, botany, zoology, chemistry or permission from the department to participate. Individual course prerequisites also must be met before a student can enroll in any course.
Students obtaining the certificate will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:
- Ability to identify the impacts of light, temperature, humidity and the growing environment on plants and sustainable management practices in the greenhouse and/or landscape
- Ability to identify ways to reduce inputs (water, fertilizer, chemicals etc) while maintaining high quality ornamentals in the greenhouse and/or landscape
- Ability to evaluate and identify sustainable elements in greenhouse production plans and/or landscape plans
- Ability to analyze and modify fertilization and irrigation practices in the greenhouse and/or landscape to improve sustainability
- To get started – please complete the application at http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/start.html and click on the non-current student applicant. Fill in your personal information and under certificates request Environmental Horticulture Management (EHM). After your application is approved, you will then need to set up a gator account.
- Check One.uf often to see what you are missing from your application – often it is the application fee, official transcripts, or copy of driver’s license (student.ufl.edu)
- Follow the instructions so that they can create their UF Gatorlink account:
- Remove all holds in One.uf and complete departmental registration form
Registration Prep hold.
- You can waive this hold by logging into One.uf with your GatorLink username and password. If you have not yet set up your GatorLink account reply to this email and we can assist you.
Emergency Contact Hold
- You also must have your Emergency contact hold waived by following these instructions: To have the emergency contact hold waived follow these instructions:
- Login to One.uf (with your GatorLink username and password)
- Update Emergency Contact Info at student.ufl.edu.
- Even if your information does not need updating you must click the submit button located at the bottom of the page. This re-saves your data and will waive the UF Emergency contact information hold. Unfortunately UF requires that you do this every 4 months.