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Associate of Applied Science
Horticulture (A.A.S.)
Students develop a knowledge in a variety of careers in caring for, growing, and designing things related to plants. Students will also be able to understand the business practices in horticulture.
Student caring for tomatoes in the Hydroponic Greenhouse.
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Our Horticulture Program is a nationally recognized and accredited leader in horticulture education preparing students for expanding career opportunities in nurseries, garden centers, florist shops, floral wholesalers, plant brokers, landscape contractors, lawn service companies, interior plant companies, greenhouses, golf courses, parks, botanical gardens, landscape management, event planning, design build, plant production, plant breeding, horticulture sales and marketing, and horticulture supply companies.

We offer three different emphases for students to focus on: Floral Design, Production, and Design/Build/Maintain. Starting with the 2015-2016 catalog year, students can personally tailor their graduation plan and take more of the specific horticulture classes that they're interested in, instead of only taking classes within one area of emphasis.

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Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Horticulture have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
A florist’s main job duty include caring for flowers, processing shipments, and arranging bouquets. A florist works with clients to create bouquets and other floral arrangements for a variety of events.
Nursery Worker
A nursery worker works closely with the plants in fertilizing, planting, watering, pruning, and more. They will also make sure to check on the health of plants and make necessary adjustments. Nursery workers give advice and assist customers in finding the appropriate plant for what they are looking for.
Landscape designer
Has the opportunity to design landscapes with plants to create what the client wants and fits their needs. Will work with a variety of different clients including business owners, home owners, and more.
Plant Pathologist
Plant pathologist’s main job is to experiment on plants to find out more about plant-related diseases. Plant pathologists will collect samples, work on teams, and analyze data related to disease and plants.

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