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OUTDOOR CAREERS


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The green industry is an ever-changing field and Hi-Point can prepare you for a successful career. The Outdoor Careers students learn about a variety of pathways such as parks and recreation and landscape design. Hands-on experiences take place on campus in the greenhouse and around campus as well as through community service projects and competitions. Students also learn safety and the operation of heavy machinery.

The opportunities are very broad within this field and you could find yourself working in a variety of work environments that truly make a difference. Do you enjoy doing different jobs throughout the year and continuously learning something new? Enrollment in our Outdoor Careers program might be the perfect fit for the career of your dreams!

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Ohio Hi-point has given me the opportunity to start my career while i was still in high school.
Practical Learning Experiences 

Hands-on experiences take place on campus in the greenhouse and around campus as well as through community service projects and competitions. You'll learn:

  • Parks and recreation
  • Wildlife management
  • Heavy equipment operation and safety
  • Landscape design and installation
  • Turf and landscape operations
  • Business management and entrepreneurship
  • Hydroponics
Required Courses

Below are the career-technical classes offered during this two-year program. Students may also choose to add electives to their schedule.

Year One

  • Landscape Systems Management
  • Landscape Hardscapes

Year Two

  • Turf Science and Management 
  • Landscape Design
  • Agriculture and Environmental Systems Capstone
Instructor

Cole Carpenter
Outdoor Careers Instructor
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center
ccarpenter@ohiohipoint.com

Industry Certifications
  • NCCER Level One Heavy Equipment Operation
  • Ohio Certified Nursery Technician-Landscape
  • Forklift Certification
  • 10-hour OSHA
  • CPR/First Aid
College Partnerships
  • Clark State 
  • Columbus State 
  • Hocking College 
  • OSU ATI
Owens Community College

*Partnerships continue to evolve. Talk to the instructor for the most up-to-date partnerships and credit options.

Salary Potential
  • $58,000 (Landscape Architect) 
  • $62,600 (Landscape Account Manager) 
  • $70,000 (Landscape Business Owner)
CAREER TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION 

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