Horticulture Technician

A future in sustainability

Horticulture technicians can make a living in a wide variety of ways. You may work in the disciplines of plant propagation and production for a greenhouse or tree nursery -nurturing plants to be used in landscaping, food production, or sold in retail garden centers. You may also work on landscape maintenance or landscape construction crews for landscape contractors, lawn care service companies, botanical gardens, municipal park departments, golf courses, civil engineering firms, and natural resource management agencies. Work duties are typically out of doors and very hands-on. With time and experience, management and consulting opportunities within the field are possible. The work of a horticulture technician is truly a “green” career.

Career Area
Agriculture & Horticulture
Technical Diploma
Program Number
  • Technical Diploma
  • 2 Terms 
  • 32 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts August / February

Career Outlook

Horticulture Technician

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Salary data is derived from surveys collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and mapped to LTC programs using economic modeling software. As with any survey data, the wages presented here are prone to error and sampling bias. Educational decisions should not be entirely based on the data presented here. The wage data presented here is the median annual salary in the LTC District as reported by EMSI (Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.) Some people beginning work at jobs in these fields may find a higher or lower starting wage that what is reported here.


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*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.

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Many classes in this program are delivered in our blended learning format. Blended learning instruction is delivered weekly through both online and face-to-face instruction. Approximately 50% of the instruction is delivered through each method.

The Introduction to Horticulture course is offered each spring in a 100% online learning format. It is offered each fall in a traditional in-person learning format.