Topics of Study
In this program, you will study the scientific principles related to the cultivation of garden and ornamental plants, including fruits, vegetables, flowers, and landscape and nursery crops. This includes the application of genetics to the improvement of plant health and agricultural plants. You will learn about specific types of plants, such as citrus; breeding of horticultural varieties; physiology of horticultural species; and the scientific management of horticultural plant development and production through the life cycle. You will also study genetic engineering, agronomy, and biotechnology.
- A career-technical certificate may qualify for work in a plant nursery, as a landscape designer, or on a farm.
- An associate or bachelor's degree prepares individuals to work in horticulture, developing new varieties of plants, in horticulture design, or in scientific plant development.
- An advanced degree or specialized training may qualify for work in research, management, biotechnology, or higher education.