WCCC landscape seniors earn certification

Warren County Career Center Landscape Technology seniors received training on the skid steer and earned certification from Bobcat Enterprises recently. The skid steer is a small piece of heavy equipment that is used in the Landscape industry for snow removal, digging, grading, spreading top soil, loading salt and moving heavy objects such as trees and shrubs. Pictured in the Landscape greenhouse at WCCC with poinsettias grown by the class are seniors Gregory Alton, Kings; Jessica Koelker, Little Miami; Steven Hoeweler, Waynesville; John Jones, Lebanon; Sam Sandlin, Springboro; Jesse Cates, Kings; Jeffery Rhinehimer, Lebanon; Ryan Parton, Lebanon; and Justin Pfau, Lebanon.

“The training was fun,” Justin Pfau said. “And, I will use my certification and skills for work.” “It was a good experience,” Jesse Cates said. “I want to own my own business someday, and I will need this skill for use in the field of landscape.”

The Landscape Technology program prepares students for a variety of career paths, including landscape design and architecture, turf management, forestry and small business ownership. Students also have the opportunity to earn the Ohio Pesticide License. Enrollment is going on now for the 2014-15 school year. Sophomores and their parents interested in the program may visit WCCC at the Open House on Dec. 12, 4:30 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 513-932-5677.

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