A young man carefully examines a white and green leafed plant in the Finger Lakes Community College greenhouse.

This certificate program is ideal for budding nature enthusiasts who are eager to start their career. This one-year program explores landscaping, plant health, and horticultural science with hands-on experiences in the FLCC greenhouse.

The Program

Whether you have a general interest in plants and flowers or plan to manage your own landscape, the courses you'll take in our Horticulture certificate program are ideal for giving you the opportunity to explore your career interests in the horticulture field.

If you're currently employed in a position in this field, pursuing your Horticulture certificate at FLCC will equip you with practical skills and knowledge that can be applied toward your position. As you pursue your studies, you'll have the opportunity to specialize in plant protection, general horticulture, or landscaping.

The Faculty

Our Horticulture degree and certificate programs are led by a dedicated faculty that brings real-world experience to the classroom.

These programs are coordinated by Berna Ticonchuk. Berna is a Technical Specialist who has many connections to the region's horticulture community. She teaches introduction to horticulture, tree maintenance, plant propagation and certified applicator training.

Berna works closely with the primary instructor in the horticulture program, Dr. Shawn Kenaley, who teaches introduction to horticulture, plant materials, applied plant pathology and soil science at FLCC.

Horticulture Faculty

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