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Horticulture

Associate in Applied Science Degree (M)
Certificate of Proficiency (M)
Certificate of Specialization (M)

Associate in Applied Science Degree in Horticulture is a 66- to 67-credit-hour program where students learn both the science and art of horticulture through a combination of classroom theory with laboratory practice and on-the-job training.

Certificate of Proficiency in Horticulture is a 39-credit-hour program consisting of core courses, several options and electives.

Certificate of Specialization in Horticulture is a 12-credit-hour program in which students learn the science and art of horticulture through a combination of classroom theory, laboratory practice and on-the-job training.

This program teaches students the science and art of horticulture through a combination of classroom theory, laboratory practice and on-the-job training. Students are trained in the college’s greenhouses, outdoor nursery facilities, laboratories and lath houses.

Students may specialize in nursery management, interior landscape design and maintenance, greenhouse management, horticulture retail sales, commercial grounds management and urban forestry. Graduates are trained for entry-level jobs with state and city park departments, nurseries, landscape contracting firms, golf courses and retail sales. 

Persons interested in horticulture should possess:

  • A love of working with plants
  • An interest in observing the growth process