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Horticulture and Landscape Management

The Horticulture and Landscape Management Program provides students with training opportunities in all aspects of the Green Industry. The curriculum stresses the study of landscape management, plant and soil science, horticulture, turf management, equipment operation, small engine repair, landscape construction, masonry, greenhouse management, arboriculture care, floral designing, and plant propagation.

Students use the Keefe Regional Technical School grounds and greenhouse for hands- on training and real-life work experiences. In addition, eligible students can participate in off-site cooperative work experiences. Placements may include private landscaping companies, Framingham Parks and Recreation Department, Framingham Highway Department, Natick Community Organic Farm or Cavicchio’s Greenhouses.

● Operate tractors, industrial mowers, trucks, and gas-powered seasonal equipment to
   maintain a 25-acre property
● Construct attractive floral arrangements, natural living displays and outdoor
   recreational spaces
● Work in a full-service greenhouse growing flowers, trees, vegetables, herbs, fruit and
   shrubberies

CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for immediate employment and further education

ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS 

High School Diploma from Keefe Tech

Lawn Care Technician
Town Parks and Recreation Worker
Machine Operator
Landscape Foreman
Mason Apprentice
Golf Course Greenkeeper
Gardening Assistant
Nursery Worker
Greenhouse Assistant
Plant Health Care Applicator

TECHNICAL CAREERS

Associates  Degree (2-year), Certificate Program, Licensing or Adult Education

Garden Designer
Florist
Interior Landscape Designer
Fruit/Vegetable Grower
Garden Center Manager
Arborist
Groundskeeper
Landscape Contractor
Forester
Irrigation Technician

PROFESSIONAL CAREERS

Bachelors Degree (4-year) and Graduates or Doctoral Degree for some

Golf Course Superintendent
Landscape Architect
Sports Turf Manager
Agriculture Teacher
Agriculture Research
Chemist
Horticultural Scientist
Pathologist (Bacteriologist, Entomologist, Mycologist, Virologist)
Environmental Scientist
Plant Propagation Scientist

Horticulture and Landscape Management Department Resources

Horticulture and Landscape Management Department Contact Information

Douglas Paul

Lead Teacher, Future Farmers of America Advisor
Horticulture and Landscape Management

Bartholomeus van Luling

Teacher, Golf Coach
Horticulture and Landscape Management

Certifications

  • OSHA

Articulation Agreements and College Credit

Articulation Agreement with UMass Stockbridge

Horticulture and Landscape Design Frameworks