A combination of subject matter and planned learning experiences dealing with conservation and natural resources such as air, forests, soil, aquatics, plants, and wildlife are a part of this course. Students are able to explore interests and pursue careers in forestry, horticulture, land­scaping, recreational land use, environmental protection, and a variety of related careers. Stu­dents are also instructed in the use of tractors, mowers, greenhouse operation, surveying equipment, and other equipment and tools used in natural re­sources related fields.



Degrees and Certifications:

  • Teacher Information:
    Christopher Leisher
    (814) 677-3097, 1127

  • Industry Recognized Certifications Available: 

    CareerSafe - OSHA Certification - Agriculture

    Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association - Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist (PCH)

  • Skills Taught:

    • Tree Biology
    • Orienteering/Surveying
    • Forest Protection
    • Tree Measurements
    • Silva Culture Practices
    • Plant Identification
    • Soils & Soil Amendments
    • Planting & Transplanting
    • Lawns & Lawn Care
    • Landscape Design
    • Pruning
    • Greenhouse Operation
    • Hardscape and Softscape Installation
  • Related Careers:

    • Cruiser
    • Supervisor, Felling-Bucking
    • Supervisor, Landscape
    • Horticulture-Specialty Grower
    • Park Ranger
    • Park Aide
    • Landscape Gardener
Last Modified on May 10, 2024