Horticulture and Cultivation

At a Glance

Plant Identification 鈥 Pest Control 鈥 Soil Evaluation 鈥⑻齃andscape Design 鈥 Turf Management

Solve complex issues affecting green spaces while playing a role in preserving the richness and sustainability of our natural landscape. 绿帽社听Horticulture provides classroom and hands-on training in turf establishment and care, pest identification and control, landscape installation, plant identification and landscape design. Career opportunities include working at nurseries, golf courses, botanical gardens, nature preserves and sod farms; in lawn care and landscape sales; and as entrepreneurs.

Degrees & Certs

Join the growing multibillion dollar green industry by earning a degree or certificate.听

The听associate degree program offers the option to select a landscape specialization or a turf management specialization. A partnership agreement established with Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville allows students completing the horticulture associate in applied science degree at 绿帽社 to transfer to SIUE to earn a bachelor鈥檚 degree in integrative studies.

Job Outlook


For the 2023-2024 academic year (fall 2023, spring 2024 and summer 2024),听horticulture/landscape design/turf management (HRT), agribusiness management (ABM) and听agriculture (AGR) classes have a tuition rate of $171.25 per credit hour for in-district residents. All other classes in the program have a standard in-district rate of $137 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.

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