WD 096 – BSc in Horticulture (Waterford – Kidalton)

Area:
Waterford
Price: -
Type:
CAO and Third Level

Course description

Course code: WD096 What is Horticulture? Horticulture is a very diverse industry and career opportunities exist in a wide variety of areas, from producing plants for garden centres, working on golf courses, landscaping, through to fruit and vegetable production. Many horticulturists are managers or self-employed and thus need business as well as horticultural skills. What is the BSc in Horticulture course? This is a three year full-time course designed to train professional horticulturists. The course is run in conjunction with Teagasc at Kildalton College, Piltown. Career Opportunities * Greenkeeping – maintenance of golfcourses and sports fields * Nursery stock production – producing plants for the horticultural industry * Landscape construction * Landscape design * Garden maintenance contractors * Employment as gardeners in public parks and grounds * Gardeners in private and heritage gardens * Food production * Garden centres