Environmental Horticulture leads to careers such as greenhouse production, nursery production, sports turf, golf course or garden center management, floral design, hydroponic food production, medicinal plant production, high tunnel food production, urban forestry, arborists, grounds maintenance, sustainable production practices and organic crop production.
What Will I Learn?
This program is designed for students entering the workforce for the first time, those changing careers, those who have decided to pursue their hobby or dream in more depth, those who wish to upgrade existing skills and knowledge, or students who wish to cross-train in an area different from their current degree emphasis. Individuals may also pursue this degree as they prepare to transfer to a four-year institution.
Students take 16 hours general education requirements as required for all AAS degrees. Students will also take 32 hours of core required horticulture courses that will give them a well-rounded background in plant science, pest management and sustainability techniques and practices. Students can then tailor their degree by taking 20 hours of courses specific to their field of interest.
What is Unique About Our Program?
Students in the Environmental Horticulture program are required to take 9 credit hours of paid “on the job training.” JJC faculty help students find a training site in their area of interest and set up a structured learning experience with the employer.
Additionally, the following certificates are stackable with the Environmental Horticulture AAS degree, meaning that the classes taken for the certificates will apply toward the the AAS degree.