Horticulture Production

Career Certificate

Landscape your own career

Everybody needs plants; you fill that need by giving ornamental and native plants a strong start. The plants you produce supply the landscaping industry, ecological restoration projects and retail plant sellers.

Bring your enthusiasm for growing plants to our two large greenhouses, campus farm and five-acre woody plant collection. It’s the perfect environment for your strong start, and one that only a few colleges in the region have.

A horticulture production certificate takes 12 months to complete. In that year, you will have time to learn new techniques and explore career options.

Gain the skills used by local employers, including:

  • nursery production
  • plant propagation
  • greenhouse crop production

What can you do with a Production Certificate in Horticulture?

Horticulture courses prepare you to work with organic and sustainable production and propagation methods. You will learn about a variety of growing situations, including greenhouse, high tunnel and nursery production applications.

Put your certificate to work in a local enterprise, a family business or one you start.

  • plant production specialist (nursery or greenhouse)
  • plant production technician (nursery or greenhouse)
  • plant production supervisor (nursery or greenhouse)


  • 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 Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Program Length: 1 Year

    Full-time students finish in 1 year.

Career Outlook

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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
    HRT 121 3
    HRT 228 3
    HRT 127 3
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 228
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 127
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HRT 222 3
    HRT 124 4
    HRT 221 3
    • Course Code HRT 222
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 124
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 221
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours


*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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Horticulture at CLC

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

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