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The Horticulture certificate provides the academic background needed to succeed in a variety of positions within the "green industries." The program is designed to meet the needs of individuals entering the green industry as well as to provide professional development opportunities for individuals employed in the green industries. In addition to the horticulture courses, the program includes business, design, and management courses needed to compete successfully in the green industries.

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HOR101   Plant and Soil Science 4
HOR102   Entomology and Plant Diseases 3
HOR103   Woody Plant Identification and Culture 3
HOR104   Turf Management 3
HOR201   Herbaceous Plant Identification and Culture 3
    Horticulture Elective 3
    Elective* 3
    Elective* 3
    General Education Elective 3
Total Credits 28

Completion of a program is based on full time enrollment. Many of our students attend part time and may not complete within the one year timeline.


Horticulture Electives: Two courses chosen from the following list:

  • HOR105 Equipment Maintenance and Operation
  • HOR107 Floral Design
  • HOR202 Landscape Design and Construction



  • MKT100 Marketing
  • BUS100 Introduction to Business
  • BUS107 Human Resource Management
  • BUS214 Management
  • GIT110 Computer Applications
  • (or) additional Horticulture courses, or courses that have been approved in advance by both the Horticulture Program Coordinator and the Division Dean.

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Adjunct Faculty

William Clark

Contact the Science Department

Pat Phelan, Administrative Assistant
Office Science 201
Phone 774.330.4363