Horticulture & Landscape Design
Offered at: Larimer and Westminster
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts thousands of new horticulture and landscaping workers over the next eight years. And you can train for many of those jobs at FRCC.
A career in horticulture and landscape design could be just right for you.
- Like working outdoors? Become an arborist.
- Have a flair for design? Become a landscape designer.
- Enjoy working with your hands? Landscape construction can be as challenging as it is fulfilling.
- Have a technical interest? A greenhouse is more than a glass building – it’s a technological wonder.
- Budding scientist? Start down the path to work in plant physiology, plant pathology, or entomology.
- Have an entrepreneurial streak? Start your own business.
Horticulture and landscape design covers a wide array of jobs.
You might be interested in the commercial production, installation, and care of garden plants. Or you might be interested in landscape architecture, landscape design, landscape contracting, irrigation contracting, nursery and landscape management, greenhouse production (also called floriculture), or floral design. Learn more from the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) or The Land Lovers.
Earn an A.A.S. degree in Horticulture.
To earn the Horticulture A.A.S., Student completes the HLT AAS Core and a specialized certificate. See course descriptions and required courses for a degree in Horticulture and Landscape Design.
Choose a two-semester certificate.
See required courses for:
Maybe you want to start with horticulture and landscape design courses at FRCC and then transfer to Colorado State University. You can do that. Talking with an advisor should be your first step.
The sign of quality
Our horticulture and landscape design courses are designed to meet the standards of the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). PLANET is the leading international association in the industry, with more than 4,300 member firms. It is an association for lawn care professionals, exterior maintenance contractors, installation/design/build professionals, and interiorscapers. Your FRCC degree, therefore, makes you highly qualified.
Horticulture and landscape design salaries
|Landscaper / Groundskeeper
|Nursery / Greenhouse Mgr.
2011 Labor Market Wage Rates from Colorado Dept. of Labor & Employment