Horticulture is an exciting field of study. As an economy, we all benefit from the     many products and services provided by the horticulture industry. Its’ diversity offers the opportunity for people with many interests to be involved in numerous aspects of the business. Horticulture may incorporate components in the areas of art, science and technology.

     MVTC’s Horticulture program is designed to provide students with a broad range of experiences and skills in the areas of greenhouse and nursery production, plant propagation and pest management.  Students have access to the school’s greenhouse in addition to outdoor lab facilities.  Students practice content-related curriculum, participate in industry-related field trips and learn from guest speakers who specialize in the horticulture industry. 

     Note: High school students participating in this program receive one Integrated Science core) credit.


             Other areas of focus include:

       Tool and equipment identification and usage

       Composting and environmental factors

       Beginning landscaping concepts

       Floral design and horticulture-related crafts

       Insect and plant identification

       Science-related topics

       Career exploration in the Horticulture Industry

















Corrina Franks - Instructor


Action Pictures—Action shots of students in HO Class

Horticulture (HT)

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To contact the instructor for this program please email: cfranks@lcps.k12.nm.us

      Career Possibilities:


      Nursery employee

      Botanical garden worker

      Florist, buyer or designer

      Golf course groundskeeper

      Horticulture therapist