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Horticultural Technicians

Education and Training Requirements

High School 

Many entry-level jobs, especially in landscaping and turf grass management, are available to high school and college students. For these positions, the majority of training takes place on the job. To prepare yourself in high school, take any agricultural classes available, particularly those that include units in botany. Science courses, such as biology, chemistry, and earth science, will also teach you about plant life, development, and the effects of various nutrients. Math, business, and accounting classes will be valuable if you're considering working in retail sales, or running your own business. Also, take English and composition courses to improve your communication skills for preparing reports and assisting in research.

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