Horticulture is a course suited to those interested in plant science, soil science, amenity horticulture, horticultural production, horticultural management including sustainable practices relative to the Horticultural industry of New Zealand.
The primary industries are responsible for the greatest portion of growth in the country’s GDP. The industry seeks students able to fill an extensive range of positions available in New Zealand, ranging across several fields which include marketing, human resource management, science and technology development, plant production and relative natural resource management.
This course is designed to introduce students to aspects of the Horticultural Industry from a ground up approach. Students learn various aspects of applied science, using basic plant and soil physiology principals through practical based learning modules which are linked to Horticultural production and management in New Zealand primary industries. Courses are designed using a range of NCEA Achievement Standards and/or Primary Industry Training Organisation Unit Standards from the tables below, to meet each learners preferred areas of interest at the discretion of the T.I.C.