Horticulture

Horticulture

Horticulture is the art and science of cultivating plants. In the past, this referred to agriculture and simple gardening.

AWARD TYPES: Associate of Applied Science, Certificate Level 1, Certificate Level 2, Occupational Skills Award

AREA OF STUDY: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Academics

This program is part of the

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Center of Excellence

 

The Associate in Arts (AA), the Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), and the Associate in Science (AS) degrees  can give you a good start before transferring to a four-year university.

Degrees and Certificates

Program Information

General Requirements

 

The Horticulture Technology program offers the basic knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level jobs and careers in horticulture. Students considering continuing their studies in Horticulture at a four-year college are responsible for reviewing that college’s baccalaureate degree requirements and for consulting with an HCC counselor in planning their degree program.

In addition, please note that a student may only earn one Occupational Skills Award (OSA) per academic year.

Program Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Identify key landscape plants, economic crops, insects, pests, and diseases and be able to manage them where they exist in the environment.
  • Utilize principles of biology, particularly as they apply to plant propagation and growth and the management of landscape pests and diseases.
  • Apply extensive practical knowledge in the management of materials and resources in areas such as fertilization, irrigation, pest management, and greenhouses.
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate, apply for, interview, and keep a professional position in the workplace.

TSI testing is required prior to first enrollment.

Employment

 

There are 294 First-Line Supervisors of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 0.3% over the next four years.

  • The estimated annual job openings is 9 jobs a year.
  • Median Wages - $22.54 hourly, $47,000 annually

Resources

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Kumela Tafa

Horticulture

Hours of Operation: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm