If you are passionate about plants, flowers and soil, and love working outdoors, a career in horticulture might be right for you. A Horticulture Degree or a Horticulture Certificate or Floral Design Certificate can help you reach your career goals.

Horticulture Training Program

In the SWIC Horticulture program, you will learn the basics of horticulture such as soil, plant and turf management and the principles of growing fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants.

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

Be Career Ready in Two Years or Less

Associate in Applied Science Degree
Horticulture Certificate
Floral Design Certificate

Core Courses for Associate in Applied Science Degree

HORT 102 Intro to Horticulture
HORT 132 Garden Center & Nursery Management
HORT 152 Greenhouse Management
HORT 136 Identification & Use of Ornamentals
HORT 135 Turf Management
HORT 287 Supervised Intern Employment
HORT 215 Horticultural Diagnostics
HORT 288 Supervised Intern Employment
HORT 226 Landscaping
HORT 298 Horticulture Project

Courses for Horticulture Certificate

HORT 102 Intro to Horticulture
HORT 136 Identification & Use of Ornamentals
HORT 152 Greenhouse Management
HORT 112 Media & Fertility

Courses for Floral Design Certificate

HORT 102 Intro to Horticulture
HORT 120 Container Gardening
HORT 165 Floral Design
HORT 168 Floral Shop Management
HORT 195 Indoor Plant Culture & Gardening
HORT 265 Advanced Floral Design

Other Horticulture Courses

HORT 235 Advanced Turf Management
HORT 228 Computer-Aided Landscaping
HORT 237 Arboriculture 3
HORT 275 Grounds Maintenance
HORT 252 Advanced Greenhouse Management 3
HORT 175 Home Gardening
HORT 242 Fruit Production
HORT 262 Small Fruit Production
HORT 280 Vegetable Gardening

Find Out More About the SWIC Horticulture Program

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