Excellent opportunity for current golf and landscape employees or those considering entry into the field.
Dedication marked the transition from on-campus golf and landscape programs to online Horticultural program. (Pictured on the left long time director, John Piersol and graduate, Kevin Downing CGCS. Both are members of a very active program advisory committee for FGC’s golf programs).
Florida Gateway College continues to build on its long-standing tradition of educating students in Turf Equipment, Golf Course Operations and Landscape Technology from the mid 1960s to 2015. FGC now offers online programs in Horticulture and Advanced Horticulture, with emphasis in turf grass. These certificates equip students with the foundation to enter the Agribusiness Management degree, which enables you to pursue and further your career in golf course operations, landscaping, nursery management, sports turf and other agricultural industries.
For many years, FGC has been in top 3 programs for golf/landscape education along with Penn State and Rutgers University.
We offer some of the lowest tuition rates in the nations, with in-state tuition for each college credit hour at $104. Our non-credit continuing education course is offered at the low rate of $ 150 for each topic.
Our golf/landscape programs are offered 100% online, allowing you to fulfill your other commitments while working to advance in your career or being a new one.
Workforce Courses ORHX 0001 – Introduction to Plants: Introduction to how a plant works throughout its life cycle ORHX 0002 – Landscape Plants and Design: Introduction to the different types of plants in different parts of the world, includes turf and plant identification and morphology. ORHX 0003 – Warm Season and Cool Season Turfgrasses: Continuation of turf and plant identification and morphology. ORHX 0004 – Introduction to Irrigation: Introduction to design and troubleshooting of residential and commercial irrigation.
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The decision to attend FGC was not an easy one for me. I already had an Associate degree and had plans to continue and earn a Bachelors. After researching the program and speaking with past graduates I quickly realized that FGC was the premier program for anyone seeking a career in the turf industry. Attending FGC was the absolute best decision I ever made in my career! The program content, students, faculty, and professors were all outstanding and I thoroughly enjoyed every day! The program gave me the solid foundation needed to excel in the turf/golf industry. Looking back on my career, every single position I have held or promotion I have received has been directly impacted by a FGC alumni! I highly recommend anyone interested in a career in the turf/golf/horticulture industry consider attending FGC!
Nestled on the outskirts of Lake City among the beauty of North Florida, Florida Gateway College features an atmosphere of small-town familiarity while offering all the amenities from close-by cities.
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