Agriculture & Horticulture

Please select one of the categories below to see current offerings.

This is an introductory course into the principles of permaculture as a way to regenerate ecosystems and meet human needs through ecological design. The course will provide students with several ideas they can experiment with in their own yards to further a sustainable lifestyle. The format will consist of both online (asynchronous) and in- person work. Call 336-506-4200 or 506-4219 for more information. Instructor: TBD

Location: Hybrid/ACC          Hours: 24       Fee: $76   Section #: 80071

Online: 1/9-1/30/23; 2/6-2/13/23; 2/20-2/27/23; 3/13-3/27/23
In person:  Mondays  6-8 pm 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, & 4/10/23  Register Now_Auto Dealer Pre-Licensing

NEW! Expanding your Plant Palette with Plant Identification

This class is for homeowners or budding green industry members, and can be completed from the comfort of your own home! You will gain an understanding of how plants are named and classified! After gaining this knowledge, you will start digging in to learn how to identify many of the common landscape plants of central North Carolina. Once you have this knowledge you will be amazed at how many plants you see and know! This 5-week course will have about 2 hours of material presented online each week. Because it’s done asynchronously, there will not be a specific time you are required to sign on during the week, which allows it to fit to your schedule. Call 336-506-4200 or 506-4219 for more information. Instructor: TBD

Location: Online Hours: 10 Fee: $73
79985   2/13-3/20/23 M-SU   0000-2400 Register Now_Horticulture & Greenhouse Classes

Introduction to Vegetable Production

This course will meet for a period of 12 weeks with 1 hour of instruction online (at your own pace each week) and 2 hours of instruction in-person. In this course you will learn the basics of producing vegetables in central North Carolina. Topics that will be covered are soil health, fertilization, planting, weed management, and many more. During this course, you will have the opportunity to plant and manage course crops at the Bill and Nancy Covington Educational farm.

Location: Hybrid, ACC Hours: 36 Fee: $131
80059  2/7-5/2/23 T   6-8 p.m. Register now button for intro to vegetable production

NEW! Seeds, Cuttings and Layering, Oh My! – An Introduction to Plant Propagation

This class is for homeowners or budding green industry members, and can be completed from the comfort of your own home! Have you ever wondered how to start plants for your garden on your own? This class will teach you the ins and outs of many common types of plant propagation, and will cover the differences between sexual and asexual methods for this propagation. You will learn how to successfully begin multiplying your plants easily from within your home. This 5-week course will have about 2 hours of material presented online each week. Because it’s done asynchronously, there will not be a specific time you are required to sign on during the week, which allows it to fit to your schedule. Call 336-506-4200 or 506-4219 for more information. 

Location: ACC Hours: 12.5  Fee: $76
80061   3/22-4/19/23 W    6-8:30 pm Register Now_Horticulture & Greenhouse Classes

NEW! Irrigation Training for the Green Industry

This course is a five-section program developed to meet the need for certified irrigation technicians across the piedmont triad area of North Carolina. Participants will acquire technical knowledge and hands-on training/skills as it relates to irrigation assembly, design and troubleshooting. Upon completion of this course participants will be better prepared to take the certified irrigation technician exam offered through the Irrigation Association. Please see a brief description outlining what concepts will be covered during each section. Call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4219 for more information. 

Location: ACC    Hours:  21 Fee: $76
80056   3/1-4/19/23 W    6-9 p.m. Register Now_Irrigation Training

Introduction to Residential Landscape Design 

This class is for homeowners or budding green industry members, can be completed from the comfort of your own home! Students will gain an overview of the design process as well as the design principles and elements used to create a quality residential landscape design. The class will be a great way to start establishing a foundation and broadening your skills in this area. This 4-week course will have about 2 hours of material presented online each week. Because it’s done asynchronously, there will not be a specific time you are required to sign on during the week, which allows it to fit to your schedule. Call 336-506-4200 or 506-4219 for more information. 

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.

Location: Online Hours: 8 Fee: $73
77845  10/31-11/28/22 M-Su   0000-2400 Register Now_Landscaping Classes
80054    3/20-4/17/23 M-Su   0000-2400 Register Now_Landscaping Classes

NEW! Hardscape Design and Installation

The installation of pavers to create beautiful patios, pathways, and
retaining walls is becoming more and more popular. This course will

provide students with information about the principles and procedures

involved in the installation and maintenance of hardscapes, particularly

interlocking concrete pavers and retaining walls. Students will acquire

technical knowledge and hands-on training/skills as it relates to site

analysis, hardscape design and selection, hardscape installation and

maintenance. This class is geared towards homeowners and industry

professionals. Call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4219 for more information.

Location: ACC Hours: 18 Fee: $76
79998   2/28-4/11/23  T    5-8p Register Now Hardscape Design button

NEW! Landscape Account Manager Certification

This course is designed to help landscape account managers and others in similar positions that are new to the green/horticulture industry. It will provide an introduction to specific topics related to landscape management. Topics include but are not limited to
the following: plant growth, plant identification, pest management, production planning, soils, and much more! It will meet for 12 weeks with approximately 3 hours of material presented online each week. There will not be a specific time you will be required to sign on during the week which allows it to fit into your schedule. Call 336-506-4200
or 336-506-4219 for more information. Instructor: TBD

Location: Online Hours: 36   Fee: $128
80055    2/6-5/1/23 M-Su    0000-2400 Register Now_Landscaping Classes

Landscape Crew Leader Certification

This is a 12-week program designed to help landscape crew members and/or leaders that are new to the green/horticulture industry. This course will provide an introduction to specific topics related to landscape management, leadership, and also Spanish language training. You will earn a certification upon completion of all sections, Understanding Plants, Horticulture Field Techniques, and Leadership Effectiveness. Topics include but are not limited to the following: plant growth, plant identification, pest management, leadership skills, Spanish, soils, and much more. Call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4219 for more information.

The online course is a blend of both synchronous and asynchronous instruction.  It will meet  online with live instruction on the dates listed below from 8 am to 12 pm. There will be assignments and activities for the participants to complete in addition to the live instruction. These assignments will greatly aid in student learning and should take approximately 4 hours to complete each week.

    Register Now_Landscape Crew Lead
77843
Location: Online 
Hours:   F  8 am- 12 pm   Fee: $183
Dates: 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3

The hybrid course is a blend of in-person learning and asynchronous online instruction. It will meet in-person with live instruction on the dates listed below from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be assignments and activities for the participants to complete in addition to the live instruction. These assignments will greatly aid in student learning and should take approximately 4 hours to complete each week.  

    Register Now_Landscape Crew Lead
77852
Location: Hybrid, ACC
Hours:  F   8 am- 12 pm  Fee: $186
Dates:  12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3