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Horticulture — Associate in Science Degree (60 credits)
Horticulture Technology-Greenhouse — Associate in Applied Science Degree (60 credits)
Horticulture Technician-Greenhouse — Diploma (48 credits)
Horticulture-Greenhouse — Certificate (30 credits)
Horticulture Technology-Landscape — Associate in Applied Science Degree (60 credits)
Horticulture Technician-Landscape — Diploma (48 credits)
Horticulture-Landscape — Certificate (30 credits)
Horticulture Assistant — Certificate (16 credits)
About the Program
The field of horticulture offers many exciting and challenging careers. Nationally, horticulture is a major employer and includes jobs in garden centers, greenhouses, grounds maintenance firms, park systems sports complexes, and private grounds. Persons working in horticulture may also be self-employed. The Horticulture department offers a variety of awards including certificates, diplomas and degrees.
The Horticulture Associate in Science Degree is designed to provide you with pre-professional preparation in horticulture through introductory horticulture courses as well as a strong foundation in general education for transfer purposes. If you are interested in securing or maintaining employment in a horticulture-related occupation and interested in furthering their education to a Baccalaureate Degree may consider completing this Associate in Science Degree. Specific transfer arrangements, with the college of choice, should be made as early in the degree as possible to ensure an appropriate program is planned for enrollment at Century and at the four-year school.
The Horticulture– Greenhouse program provides students with the general education and technical skills to meet the demand for well-trained personnel in the greenhouse industry. Graduates of this program will be well versed in greenhouse practices, including physical equipment and production of a wide assortment of plants.
The Horticulture – Landscape program provides students with the general education and technical skills to meet the demand for well-trained personnel in the landscape industry. Graduates of this program will be well versed in woody and herbaceous plants that grow in this climate. They will be knowledgeable about plant pests, nursery operations, landscape design, landscape installation, and grounds maintenance.
Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.
Potential Job Titles
Nursery and Greenhouse Workers
Landscaper and GroundskeepersGainful Employment Program Information
Average Wage: $11.65/hour
Top Earners: $14.66/hour
Average Wage: $14.03/hour
Top Earners: $20.19/hour
Horticulture Technology Greenhouse - AAS 60 Credits
Horticulture Technology Greenhouse - Certificate 30 Credits
Horticulture Technology Landscape - AAS 60 Credits
Horticulture Technician Landscape - Diploma 48 Credits
Horticulture Landscape - Certificate 30 Credits
Horticulture Science - AS 60 Credits
Horticulture Assistant - Certificate 16 Credits
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