Our programs can teach you to nurture seedlings, grow food, design
landscapes, create floral masterpieces, and construct
hardscapes. Students have the option to begin in short-term certificate
programs or start with an associate degree and transfer to a four-year
institution. Curriculum focuses on hands-on learning to prepare you for
your future career.
Landscape and Urban Horticulture focuses on the design
and installation of hardscapes and plant material to create beautiful
outdoor spaces for commercial and residential projects. The program
develops students' landscape construction skills alongside plant
cultivation and maintenance skills.
Learn more about career options.
plant the seeds
Do you love playing in the dirt and watching your work grow? You'll
love taking horticulture classes in our Prairie Gardens Plant Lab and
growing produce in our sustainable garden. Green thumb not required.
Students learn the full life cycle of plant production; plant seedlings
in the Greenhouse and nurture them to adulthood, then sell them to
excited customers at our annual plant sale. Plant identification, pest
and disease control, and pruning techniques are taught in this hands-on,
career-focused program. Learn more about
careers in horticulture.
You bring your artistic flair and love of plants and we'll provide
the plant materials with which to create your floral masterpieces.
Students learn the elements of creating attractive floral arrangements
including wreaths, bouquets, corsages, and centerpieces. Graduates will
be well-versed in cost estimating, bow-tying, and specialty techniques
so they can go
right to work!