Horticulture combines the science of plant cultivation with the beauty ornamental plants and flowers.
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Why choose Horticulture?
- Take Horticulture courses during the day or at night
- We offer all courses at least once as a day or night course during a 2-year period.
- Gain practical experience & share your love & knowledge of plants by participating in our Annual Plant Sale
- Develop skills in general horticulture topics & specialties within ornamental & landscape horticulture
Prepare for what you will do at work
- Plant, water, spray, weed & fertilize plants, shrubs & trees
- Trim bushes, trees & hedges
- Use power equipment, such as mowers, saws, and electric clippers, to maintain lawns, bushes, and trees
- Evaluate condition of plants & overall landscaping
Marketable skills you will learn
- Critical thinking
- Personal & social responsibility
- Computer literacy
Before you enroll, think about:
- You will work outdoors and in all weather conditions.
- Some aspects of outdoor landscaping work can be physically demanding, such as shoveling, lifting, and bending.
- You may work with chemicals, such as fertilizers and pesticides, and will need to wear protective gear.
Need a boost to get ready for college?
Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.
Degrees & Certificates
Occupational Skills Award
- Course: Landscape Irrigator License
How Much Time & Money to Finish?
|Degree or Certificate||Program Title||Hours||Total Tuition & Fees|
|CRT1||Plant Health Specialist||19||$1,216|
|CRT2||Horticulture Business Management||40||$2,560|
|OSA||Horticulture Basic Skills||13||$832|
- Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
- Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.
Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.
Earn More Choices & More Money
Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.
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Horticulture Learning Lab Manager
Academic Advisor—Public Services Division
Janice Smith, Ph.D.
Dean of Math & Sciences
Career & Technical Education (CTE) Advisor
Updated September 07, 2021