Greenhouse and Nursery Management students at Ohio State ATI receive well-rounded classroom instruction complemented with experiential learning while taking advantage of our industry-oriented facilities. Students pursue one of two specializations within the major (see links at the right for the course sequences / curriculum):
- Students in the Greenhouse specialization focus on the propagation and production of ornamental plants in environmentally controlled greenhouses. It also involves greenhouse vegetable production including hydroponic systems.
- Students can also specialize in Greenhouse Engineering Technology, where they develop the knowledge and skills to use advanced technologies in horticultural plant production, such as computerized environmental control systems, irrigation and water management systems, and environmental sensors for data acquisition.
Floriculture and nursery greenhouse businesses produce and market their products directly to the public, other wholesale greenhouse/nursery businesses, independent garden centers, floral shops, and the mass market.