Function, beauty and sustainability converge in the field of horticulture. Well-designed and maintained landscapes not only make for a nice view, but they are also crucial to sustaining a healthy environment and preserving precious resources. If you like working with plants and gardens, enjoy a design challenge, or have a passion for preserving and sustaining the environment, OCC Career Advantage’s Horticulture program is for you.
OCC Horticulture programs will prepare you for a career in landscape design, landscape construction and maintenance, and/or sustainable landscape design and retrofitting. You can also gain the education you need to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a related field if that is your goal. Take the first step forward in your career designing, building and maintaining attractive, healthy outdoor spaces – read on to learn about our degree and certificate programs.
A sampling of courses for these careers
Botany for Gardeners
Knowing Your Soils
Cacti and Succulents
Did you know?
This program can lead to jobs such as Nursery and Greenhouse Manager, Landscape Designer, Commercial Landscape Company Operations Manager and more, with national average salaries beginning at $42,800.
Complete one of our certificate programs, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in horticulture.
Build upon your skills if you’re already employed in the field. Or earn an associate degree for even greater advancement opportunities.
In less than 2 years
you can earn:
Certificate of Achievement
Build on your certificate
of achievement with a:
Certificate of Specialization
Or earn your
in under 4 years
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