Horticultural Sciences Certificate
The 31-credit-hour certificate granted by Johnson County Community College is a program designed to prepare students for entry into the rapidly advancing, diverse horticultural industry. The coursework provides a solid science foundation for propagation, production and managing plants, both food and essential, in controlled environments and the field. The curriculum is designed to provide students with invaluable hands-on learning experience. Upon completion of this certificate, students will possess the knowledge and skills to be successful at entry-level or higher positions in most specializations within Horticulture, including crop production, nursery management, landscape maintenance, golf course management, private and public gardens management, garden center operations, wholesale greenhouse growing, greenhouse operations and other related occupations.
Horticultural Sciences Certificate can be completed through a combination of face-to-face, hybrid, and online classes in one year. Horticultural Sciences Certificate is stackable with the AAS Horticultural Sciences degree.
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)
|HORT 140||Turfgrass I||3|
|HORT 201||Introduction to Horticultural Science||4|
|HORT 214||Woody Plants, Deciduous||3|
|HORT 220||Herbaceous Plants||3|
|HORT 235||Landscape Maintenance and Techniques||3|
|Horticulture Electives (see below)||3|
|HORT 205||Plant Propagation*||3|
|HORT 215||Woody Plants, Evergreens||3|
|HORT 225||Plant Problems*||3|
|HORT 255||Pest Management||3|
|HORT 115||Home Horticulture||2|
|HORT 135||Landscape Design||3|
|HORT 150||Fruits, Vegetables and Herb Crops||2|
|HORT 240||Turfgrass II*||3|
|HORT 260||Horticulture Soils||3|
|HORT 265||Landscape Construction||3|
|HORT 270||Horticulture Internship*||3|
Total Program Hours: 31