Quick Facts

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

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2023–2024 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Semester Credit Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Horticulture 60 $4,140
CRT1 Plant Health Specialist 19 $1,311
CRT1 Horticulture 31 $2,139
CRT2 Horticulture Business Management 40 $2,760
OSA Horticulture Basic Skills 13 $897


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Continuing Education 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

Email david.bulpitt@tccd.edu

Northwest Campus

David Cole
Horticulture Learning Lab Manager

Call 817-515-7416

Email david.cole@tccd.edu

Northwest Campus

Cade Hart
Career Advisor—Public Services Division

Call 817-515-7289

Email cade.hart@tccd.edu

Please call or email me to make an appointment.

Northwest Campus

Greta Bowling, Ph.D.
Dean of Math & Sciences

Call 817-515-7729

Email greta.bowling @tccd.edu

Northwest Campus

Courtney Crabtree
Administrative Assistant–Horticulture Department

Call 817-515-7266

Email courtney.crabtree@tccd.edu

Updated November 20, 2023