Horticultural Sciences Certificate

The 31-credit-hour certificate granted by Johnson County Community College is a certificate program designed to prepare students for a career in the “greening industry.” Upon completion of this certificate, students will possess the competencies to be successful at entry-level or higher positions in landscape design and maintenance, lawn care, garden centers and nurseries, wholesale greenhouse growers, and greenhouse operations and other related occupations.

Suggested/Sample Course Sequence

The sequence taken by the student may vary depending on prerequisites, course availability, and personal/ professional responsibilities.

(Horticultural Sciences - Major Code 6180; State CIP Code 01.0601)

First Semester

HORT 140Turfgrass I3
HORT 214Woody Plants I, Deciduous3
HORT 220Herbaceous Plants3
HORT 201Introduction to Horticultural Science4
HORT 235Landscape Maintenance and Techniques3
Total Hours16

Second Semester

HORT 215Woody Plants II, Evergreens3
HORT 225Plant Problems*3
HORT 135Landscape Design3
HORT 205Plant Propagation*3
Elective (see below)3
Total Hours15

Elective (choose one course)

BUS 121Introduction to Business3
BUS 145Small Business Management3
HORT 160Garden Center Operations3
HORT 255Pest Control Management3
HORT 260Horticulture Soils3
HORT 270Horticulture Internship*3

Total Program Hours: 31