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Delivery: Daytime and blended online classes
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time

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


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 Groundskeepers

Gainful Employment Program Information


Salary Data


  • Nursery and Greenhouse Workers
    Average Wage: $11.65/hour
    Top Earners: $14.66/hour
  • Landscaper and Groundskeepers
    Average Wage: $14.03/hour
    Top Earners: $20.19/hour
(seven county metro area - www.iseek.org)

Learning Outcomes


Horticulture Technology Greenhouse - AAS 60 Credits

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge and appreciation of the diversity of plants, their culture and utilization.
  • Apply horticultural principles to the successful growth and production of horticultural plants.
  • Synthesize and integrate information to solve horticultural problems.

Horticulture Technology Greenhouse - Certificate 30 Credits

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge and appreciation of the diversity of plants, their culture and utilization.
  • Apply horticultural principles to the successful growth and production of horticultural plants.
  • Synthesize and integrate information to solve horticultural problems.

Horticulture Technology Landscape - AAS 60 Credits

  • Troubleshoot pest, water, soil and location problems of landscape plants and plantings.
  • Provide recommendations for enhancing health of landscape trees, shrubs, other plants and soils.
  • Design, plan and install basic hardscape elements.
  • Demonstrate a strong work and personal ethic through care of horticultural tools and facilities.
  • Identify common native and ornamental landscape plants.

Horticulture Technician Landscape - Diploma 48 Credits

  • Troubleshoot pest, water, soil and location problems of landscape plants and plantings.
  • Provide recommendations for enhancing health of landscape trees, shrubs, other plants and soils.
  • Design, plan and install basic hardscape elements.
  • Demonstrate a strong work and personal ethic through care of horticultural tools and facilities.
  • Identify common native and ornamental landscape plants.

Horticulture Landscape - Certificate 30 Credits

  • Troubleshoot pest, water, soil and location problems of landscape plants and plantings.
  • Provide recommendations for enhancing health of landscape trees, shrubs, other plants and soils.
  • Design, plan and install basic hardscape elements.
  • Demonstrate a strong work and personal ethic through care of horticultural tools and facilities.
  • Identify common native and ornamental landscape plants.

Horticulture Science - AS 60 Credits

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge and appreciation of the diversity of plants, their culture and utilization.
  • Apply horticultural principles to the successful growth and production of horticultural plants.
  • Synthesize and integrate information to solve horticultural problems.
  • Demonstrate a strong work and personal ethic through care of horticultural tools and facilities.
  • Design, plan and install basic hardscape elements.

Horticulture Assistant - Certificate 16 Credits

  • Identify common native and ornamental landscape plants.
  • Apply horticultural principles to the successful growth and production of horticultural plants.
  • Synthesize and integrate information to solve horticultural problems.
  • Demonstrate a strong work and personal ethic through care of horticultural tools and facilities.
  • Design, plan and install basic hardscape elements.

Contact Information


Admissions Office 651.773.1700 admissions@century.edu Room 2350 West
Counseling & Advising Office 651.779.3285 Ask Century Room 2410 West
Financial Aid Office 651.779.3305 finaid@century.edu Room 2320 West

Program Contact Information


Mel Knapton 651.773.1726 melvin.knapton@century.edu Room 2323 East
Brian Schlottman 651.748.2616 brian.schlottman@century.edu Room 2323 East