From welding to philosophy, FRCC has a program for you.

Is a bachelor's degree your goal? Our two-year associate degrees (A.A., A.S.) are guaranteed to transfer to four-year public schools in Colorado.

Need skills? Our technical degrees (A.A.S.) and certificates launch you into a career. Some certificates can be completed in just one semester.

Select a campus to see what programs are offered there.  Click on a program name for required classes, contacts, starting salaries, and more.

Horticulture & Landscape Design

Horticulture & Landscape Technologies Degree

Offered at: Larimer, Westminster

A.A.S. in Horticulture & Landscape Technologies

60 credits
(4 semesters)

This A.A.S. degree prepares you for a wide range of careers in landscape contracting, ornamental horticulture, and urban farming. For this degree, students complete the core program, either a Floral Design or Horticulture certificate, and select an area of specialization from the following:

  • Irrigation Contracting and Management
  • Landscape Contracting
  • Landscape Design
  • Landscape Maintenance
  • Nursery Greenhouse and Garden Center Management
  • Turfgrass Management
  • Urban Agriculture Management

Our courses are designed to meet the standards of the leading international industry association, Professional Landcare Network (PLANET).

Horticulture & Landscape Technologies A.A.S. Degree: See required courses by semester.

See list of degree requirements.

See course descriptions.

See program FAQs.

See horticulture scholarships.

Horticulture Business Management Degree 

Offered at: Larimer, Westminster

A.S. in Horticulture Business Management

60 credits 
(4 semesters) 

 

This A.S. degree prepares you to transfer to Colorado State University in Fort Collins to pursue a B.S. degree in Horticulture; Horticulture Business Management concentration. 

Horticulture Business Management Degree: See required courses by semester.

See list of A.S. degree requirements.

See course descriptions.

Environmental Horticulture – Landscape Business Degree

Offered at: Larimer, Westminster

A.S. in Environmental Horticulture- Landscape Business

60 credits 
(4 semesters)
 This A.S. degree prepares you to transfer to Colorado State University in Fort Collins to pursue a B.S. degree in Horticulture with a Landscape Business concentration. 

Environmental Horticulture – Landscape Business Degree: See required courses by semester.

See list of A.S. degree requirements.

See course descriptions.

Certificates

Floral Design

18 credits
(2 semesters)

This program prepares you work in or own a floral business. In addition to learning about floral design and arrangements, students will learn about flower shop management and flower care for tropical and indoor plants.

Floral Design certificate: See required courses by semester.

See list of certificate requirements.

See gainful employment information.

Offered at: Larimer campus only.

Horticulture

18 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program allows students with unique career goals to design their own degree with faculty guidance.

Horticulture certificate: See required courses by semester.

Horticulture: See certificate requirements.

See gainful employment information.

Offered at: Larimer, Westminster

 

Irrigation Technician

6 credits
(1 semesters)

This certificate prepares you for entry-level employment with basic instruction in landscape irrigation and maintenance. Credits earned may be applied to the Irrigation Contracting & Management certificate.

Irrigation Technician certificate: See required courses by semester.

Irrigation Technician: See certificate requirements.

Offered at: Larimer, Westminster

Landscape Contracting Technician

18 credits
(2 semesters)

This program prepares you to work in or own a landscape construction company. Students will learn how to build and install retaining walls, decks, brick pavers, paver patios and sprinkler systems. Landscape drainage, lighting, equipment and bidding will also be covered.

Landscape Contracting Technician certificate: See required courses by semester.

Landscape Contracting: See certificate requirements.

See gainful employment information.

Offered at: Larimer only

Landscape Design

18 credits
(3 semesters)

This program prepares you to work as a residential landscape designer. Students will learn Xeriscape principles, sustainable horticulture, plant identification, how to draft landscape plans using CAD, and how to bid landscape projects.

Landscape Design certificate: See required courses by semester.

Landscape Design: See certificate requirements.

See gainful employment information.

Offered at: Westminster only

Landscape Maintenance Technician

18 credits
(2 semester)

This program prepares you to work for landscape maintenance companies. Students learn essential landscape management skills such as tree care, pruning, soil management, watering, fertilization, pest management, and sprinkler repair.

Landscape Maintenance certificate: See required courses by semester.

Landscape Maintenance: See certificate requirements.

See gainful employment information.

Offered at: Larimer, Westminster

Nursery & Garden Center Management

17 credits
(2 semesters)

In this program students learn the skills necessary to work in or own a garden center or nursery, including plant identification, propagation, cloning and health. Business concepts such as greenhouse operations and management are also covered.

Garden Center Management certificate: See required courses by semester.

Nursery & Garden Center management: See certificate requirements.

See gainful employment information

Offered at: Larimer, Westminster

Turfgrass Management

17 credits
(2 semesters)

This program prepares students to care for and manage golf course turf or other sports fields. Topics covered include turf identification, integrated pest management, plant and soil science, application of commercial fertilizers and pesticides, and drainage systems.

Turfgrass Management certificate: See required courses by semester.

Turfgrass Management: See certificate requirements.

See gainful employment information.

Offered at: Larimer only

Urban Agriculture Management

17 credits
(2 semesters)

In this program students learn how to manage or work with the production of high-value fruit and vegetable crops in an urban setting. Topics covered include crop planning, production and harvesting, farm and drip irrigation, composting, organic certification, and food safety.

Urban Agriculture certificate: See required courses by semester.

Urban Agriculture: See certificate requirements.

See gainful employment information.

Offered at: Larimer only

Transfer Options

Colorado State University (CSU) offers bachelor degree programs in horticulture fields. Courses offered at FRCC for the AAS degree and the various certificates are career/technical credits and may not directly transfer to CSU. Students who wish to transfer to CSU to earn a bachelor's degree (B.S.) should get the A.S. degree in Horticulture Business Management at FRCC. Consult with FRCC faculty and CSU to plan your courses for transferring. See faculty contacts.

Horticulture & Landscape Design Jobs & Salaries

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
Landscaper / Groundskeeper $23,316 $31,753
$35,972
Tree Trimmer $28,176
$40,777
$47,078
Landscape Foreman $40,408
$56,112
$63,964
Nursery / Greenhouse Mgr* $37,115
$71,818
$89,169
* National figures from Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017)
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2017)




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