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Horticulture program expands at Wiregrass Tech


South Georgians looking for new job skills have some new options at an area technical college.

Take a look inside this greenhouse at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in Valdosta where students are tending to plants.

The horticulture program expanded to offer an associate's degree.

Students study marketing strategies and how to interact with the public.

They can also learn about greenhouse and nursery operations, landscape design, and pesticide management.

"Right now as with every career field jobs are pretty limited and that's why we want to encourage people to go to school now so when the economy does turn around and jobs open up then they'll be prepared for these jobs," said Kerry Watts, the horticulture program coordinator.

Wiregrass Georgia Tech also added a Digital Media Technology degree and an Online Certified Dietary Manager program.


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