Thursday, October 22, 2020

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How to Gain Entrée Into the Land Care Professions

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Connecticut College offers degrees in botany and environmental studies. Photo courtesy of Connecticut College Arboretum

Connecticut College offers degrees in botany and environmental studies. (Photo courtesy of Connecticut College Arboretum )

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The Connecticut College Arboretum offers tours of its greenhouses. Photo courtesy of Connecticut College Arboretum

The Connecticut College Arboretum offers tours of its greenhouses. (Photo courtesy of Connecticut College Arboretum )

Ready to go to the next level?

If you’re looking for training that will give you an entrée into the land care professions, there are a number of sources in Connecticut.

UConn offers two- and four-year degrees in a variety of landscape-related topics.

Naugatuck Valley Community College offers an associate’s degree in horticulture. (www.nv.edu/Credit/Horticulture)

Three Rivers Community College in Norwich offers a Sustainable Landscape Ecology and Conservation Technician Certificate. (bit.ly/sustainable-tech)

Connecticut College offers degrees in botany and environmental studies. (www.conncoll.edu)

Professional groups such Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association and Connecticut Tree Protective Association offer credential programs.

—Kathy Connolly



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