According to U.S. Department of Labor, employment of grounds maintenance workers, including landscapers, groundskeepers, pesticide handlers and tree trimmers, is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations through the year 2016. The Continuing Education horticulture courses are designed to prepare you for employment in a number of businesses within the landscaping industry. Average salaries for these positions in North Carolina range from $10.00 to $13.00 an hour and may vary regionally.
Courses available: Introduction to Landscaping, Advanced Landscaping, and Plant Pest Management Certification.
Average Class Size: 10 - 15
Things to Consider: There are excellent employment opportunities in Wayne County and surrounding counties in landscaping, plant pest management and greenhouse management.
Department phone: 919-735-5151, ext. 313