Horticulture

Associate in Applied Science
Career Degree
Cost
$12,007*

Grow your career in a green business

Learn the essential science and art of plant-centered enterprises with an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in horticulture. This well-rounded program prepares you for a career that starts with hands-on work and leads to managing a small business or starting your own.

Gain the skills used by local employers, including:

  • plant identification
  • plant pest and disease management
  • green business management
  • soil management
  • sustainable landscape management
  • sustainable agriculture

What can you do with an A.A.S. in Horticulture?

Your Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) gives you specific skills as well as a breadth of vision to launch toward your long-term goals. You’re ready to start your career in a range of plant-centered businesses or organizations. You can go to work in a local landscape company, an environmental consulting firm or a start-up. You may serve the community by working for a city, a park district or a public land management agency.

  • landscape maintenance technician or supervisor
  • horticulture production technician or supervisor
  • land management technician or supervisor
  • landscape designer

Highlights

  • Stackable Credentials

    Earn and learn as you go with stackable credentials.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Career Degree

    Earn an associate degree in 2 years and gain in-demand technical and job-ready skills.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Career Outlook

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A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    ENG 121 3
    HRT 121 3
    BIO 120 4
    HRT 125 3
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ENG 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code BIO 120
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 125
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    BIO 222 4
    HRT 222 3
    HRT 225 3
    CMM 111 3
    HUM 127 3
    • Course Code BIO 222
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 222
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 225
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CMM 111
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUM 127
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HRT 126 3
    HRT 127 3
    HRT 162 3
    HRT 221 3
    GEG 122 3
    • Course Code HRT 126
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 127
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 162
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 221
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code GEG 122
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HRT 129 3
    HRT 124 4
    HRT 280 1
    HRT 265 3
    AGR 122 3
    EWE 120 1
    • Course Code HRT 129
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 124
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 280
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 265
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code AGR 122
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code EWE 120
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

62


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Horticulture at CLC

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An A.A.S. is just one possible way to study horticulture. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

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*Cost includes tuition and other fees, including books and materials before financial aid is applied, such as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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