Horticulture

Students with a teacher looking at plants in the greenhouse

GROW A CAREER IN HORTICULTURE

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It’s time to begin living your dream of connecting with nature by practicing a fulfilling profession that is a unique blend of art and science: Horticulture. As you learn this venerable and age-old craft you’ll discover horticulture as personally fulfilling and professionally rewarding.

The goal of the Horticulture program at Edmonds Community College is to fully prepare you for a successful and satisfying career as a qualified horticulturist.

Our program focuses on the scientific foundation and creative and artistic aspects of horticulture. We offer a holistic approach to horticulture education that addresses your intellectual, practical, and artistic development and prepares you for a successful carreer as a practicing horticulturist.

The horticulture curriculum is structured around two broad areas of study: landscape horticulture and plant production. No matter within which of these two areas your particular horticultural interests lie, you will receive training in basic horticultural sciences and practices that form the foundation of this field, such as botany, plant recognition, and soil science.

The landscape horticulture area contains the landscape management, landscape design, and restoration horticulture programs. The plant production area contains nursery and greenhouse production.

In the Horticulture Program You Can: 

Earn a One-year certificate:

Earn an ATA /Two-year degree:

You can begin any quarter of the year and can start with one or more classes. Courses may be waived with department permission for pertinent work experience.

Offices, classrooms, and the greenhouse are located in facilities that are closely interwoven with the  college's Grounds Department. We may work on projects on and off-campus depending on the nature of the class. Plant sales occur through the greenhouse classes on a regular basis.