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• Urban Forestry
• Landscape/Nursery Management
• Greenhouse Management
• Woodlot Management Practices
• FFA Leadership

Career Opportunities
• Urban Tree Management
• Landscape Construction
• Nursery Management
• Greenhouse Production

College Credit Opportunity
• Not at this time

• Chain Saw Safety and Operation - Game of Logging
• EPA Worker Protection Standard - Handler Training
• Pesticide Applicator Core Exam

Contact the RVTC Guidance Office at 802-885-8305 for more details.
* The student must score a 3 or 4 on 90% of the program competencies in order to become a “successful” program completer and earn the embedded credit.

Horticulture and Natural Resources I 3-4 elective credits
Open to: Grades 11 and 12 (10 with permission)
Prerequisite: None
Scheduled: Full year, 2 hours per day

Students spend the entire school year learning the skills needed to gain entry level positions in numerous horticulture and natural resource businesses, ranging from nursery and greenhouse production to urban forestry to landscaping operations. Students are first introduced to skills on the thirty-acre land lab at the Center. Students are taught technical skills and are introduced to the employability skills most desired by business and industry. Students are involved in the FFA chapter and are encouraged to develop a Supervised Agricultural Experience project that applies or enhances classroom learning.

Horticulture and Natural Resources II
1 embedded Science*, 2-3 elective credits

Open to: Grades 11 and 12
Prerequisite: Grade of 70 or better in Hort.
and Natural Resources I or written instructor permission
Scheduled: Full year, 2 hours per day

Students spend the entire year applying the skills learned in Level I to real world situations. Working closely with local and regional business and industry, students are involved in several community projects ranging from landscape plantings to tree care operations to conservation practices. Students are assessed on the quality and quantity of the projects they complete, employability skills, involvement in the FFA, and Supervised Agricultural Experience Program.