Horticulture Science - A.S. Degree

Turn your passion for gardening or farming into a career!

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Program Information

The Associate in Science degree in Horticultural Science is designed for individuals who have a strong interest in occupations that relate to horticulture, nursery production, landscape design, landscape maintenance, the production of organic fruits and vegetables, and similar agricultural endeavors. Students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university need some foundational knowledge of plant biology, chemistry, horticulture fundamentals, soil science, and greenhouse management.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of business management principles as they apply to the field of horticulture, horticulture management, and related endeavors.
  • Categorize plants based on growth, morphological characteristics, taxonomic classifications, and habitat requirements.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in written communication, oral communication, computer applications and problem-solving.
  • Develop solutions for a wide variety of plant health issues.
  • Apply classroom theory and hands-on practice in real-world horticultural environments.
  • Describe and implement both conventional and organic methods of horticultural maintenance, such as fertilization and pest control.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the selection and use of native plants in ecological restoration projects.

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