Horticultural Sciences Department


  • Agricultural Sciences & Vet Tech

The Horticultural Sciences program at JJC prepares students for exciting careers in areas such as landscape contracting, floral design, turfgrass management, urban forestry, and greenhouse management. 

What Will I Learn?

The JJC Horticulture program offers students:

  • High-tech learning in JJC's LEED-registered Greenhouse, the first of its kind at a community college in the nation
  • Access to advanced materials and technology, including an arboretum with over 1000 woody and herbaceous plants
  • Outdoor class laboratories
  • Access to industry insiders through guest speakers and field trips

What is Unique About JJC's Horticultural Sciences Program? 

Besides getting an outstanding education, horticulture students at JJC have many opportunities for learning and fun. They attend and participate in activities such as Student Horticulture Association, Planet Student Career Days, Illinois Landscape Challenge Day,  PAS (Illinois and National Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organizations), Student Chapter of the American Institute of Floral Designers,  Mid America Trade Show, Green Industry Conference, and Midwest Turfgrass Exposition. All these experiences prepare them for great success in their career paths. 

Horticulture Certificates

JJC's Horticulture program offers a number of certificates that are stackable with the program's two AAS degrees. Students who complete a certificate are encouraged to build on the classes they've already taken and complete a degree program.