Grow your knowledge of plant life and agricultural practices by studying horticulture. Acquire the skills you need to start a landscape business or pursue a career in nursery management or greenhouse operations. Hands-on experience in our greenhouse and outdoor classrooms will prepare you for a future as a plant professional.
Career Outlook: Nursery Management and Landscaping
Horticulturists spend their careers outdoors caring for the health of plants and managing natural environments — working in nurseries, landscaping, and agriculture. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the demand for landscaping careers to remain stable through 2030, whereas demand for agricultural science careers is expected to grow 9%. Horticulturists earn an average annual salary of $73,060.
Gain a solid foundation in plant biology and physiology, horticulture, and agricultural science. Coursework includes hand-on training in our greenhouse, field trips, and guest speakers. You'll learn how to grow and maintain healthy plants, identify insects, and manage pests in landscape and nursery settings. Our elective courses help you personalize your education to match your interests while general education requirements round out your learning with essential communication and math skills.
This new track combines our core horticulture courses with three cannabis-specific classes, so you can pursue green professions within this emerging industry. The cannabis-specific courses blend classroom-learning and seminars with hands-on training in cannabis biology and cultivation. Regional experts, growers, and professionals will provide first-hand knowledge on the regulatory and legal frameworks in cannabis cultivation and distribution. Upon graduation, you'll be ready for a career in cannabis — or elsewhere in the horticulture industry.
Our certificate program provides a brief introduction to horticulture with options to specialize in plant protection, general horticulture, or landscaping. Whether you have a general interest in gardening, landscaping, greenhouse studies, and plant cultivation, or want to turn those interests into a career, this program gives you the opportunity to learn the essentials, gain real-world experience in a greenhouse, and meet industry experts.