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The Growing Plants for Profit Certificate provides a practical and applied program of study pertaining to the selection and growth of greenhouse and nursery plant materials. Gain the knowledge necessary to operate a greenhouse or nursery production business.

About the Certificate

Key to running a profitable business in the greenhouse and landscape industry, is knowing how to effectively grow healthy plants while at the same time implementing sound business practices. Plant propagation techniques are thoroughly discussed as are the specifics of both greenhouse and nursery production. Business skills are offered to guide students through the complexities of running a profitable business operation. Plant identification techniques ensure that learners have a good understanding of the most exciting product choices.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successfully completing all required courses within this Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Define and apply best practices of horticultural science for greenhouse growing and nursery production Identify and choose plant materials that will have a desired impact on the landscape
  • Determine and analyze relevant and pertinent information from a variety of academic and industry resources with the intention of applying this information to greenhouse and nursery plant production
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding horticultural growing practices to ensure plant growing is both productive and financially beneficial
  • Identify and supply desired plant material to landscape clients
  • Analyze and critique greenhouse and nursery facilities that offer best growing conditions and best financial returns on investment


Greenhouse or nursery production and management, sales and marketing (retail and wholesale)

Additional Information

If you would like additional information on this certificate, please email our main office or phone us at 519-767-5000.