Horticulture

A career in horticulture provides opportunities for employment as a landscape designer; a golf-course superintendent; grounds superintendent for a school, college, park, industrial complex or municipality; turf manager for construction contractor, country club or highway department; retail or wholesale greenhouse operator; a floral designer; a garden center manager; or a fruit/vegetable manager.

Students not able to perform the essential functions of the job of a horticulturist may not be able to pass the required courses.

All degree and certificate students must take an assessment placement test before entering the program.

For more information about the Horticulture program, contact Program Coordinator Kurt Range at 618-235-2700, ext. 5135/5361, or kurt.range@swic.edu.

Career Opportunities

  • Landscape designer
  • Golf course superintendent
  • Grounds superintendent for a school, college, park, industrial complex or municipality
  • Turf manager for construction contractor, country club, highway department, sod farm or landscape contractor
  • Retail or wholesale greenhouse operator
  • Floral designer
  • Garden center manager
  • Fruit and vegetable retail or wholesale manager