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Horticulture combines the science of plant cultivation with the beauty ornamental plants and flowers.

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Our Program

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
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • 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



Level 1

Level 2

Occupational Skills Award

Non-Credit Option

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Horticulture 60 $3,840
CRT1 Horticulture 31 $1,984
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.

Non-Credit Programs

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.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!


Northwest Campus

David Bulpitt
Program Coordinator

Call 817-515-7082


Northwest Campus

David Cole
Horticulture Learning Lab Manager

Call 817-515-7416


Northwest Campus

Jasmine Gilmer
Academic Advisor—Public Services Division

Call 817-515-7289


Northwest Campus

Janice Smith, Ph.D.
Dean of Math & Sciences

Call 817-515-7729


Northwest Campus

Courtney Crabtree

Call 817-515-7266


Northwest Campus

Karin Davidson

Call 817-515-7300


Northwest Campus

Jean Yanes
Career & Technical Education (CTE) Advisor


Updated September 07, 2021