Landscape Horticulture

Associate of Applied Science

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With an interest in creating, designing, building, and otherwise improving outdoor spaces, you’ll have many opportunities in the field of landscape horticulture.

A combination of creativity and technical knowledge of plants and soils, along with a desire to work outdoors, means you can find employment in a number of fields, including landscape design, landscape construction, and landscape maintenance. You could find yourself working in a greenhouses or garden center, a golf course, an outdoor sporting venue, or on a park or maintenance crew. You might even choose to go into business for yourself.

The nature of the Landscape Horticulture program demands that much of the learning takes place in the field and in Western’s on-campus Horticulture Education Center. You’ll learn to evaluate landscape construction systems, determine suitability of plants for placement, understand turf management, identify common landscape pests, and be able to identify soils and correct soil deficiencies, all with principles of sustainability in mind.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Landscape Horticulture

This program will cost about $9,900* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Landscape Horticulture 2014-2015 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding5
Employed in Related Occupation2
Employed in Non-related Occupations2
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education1
Not in Labor Market0

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Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Assistant Manager; True Value Garden Center
  • Landscaper; Iverson Landscape Design/Build, La Crosse, WI

Career Opportunities

Landscape Contractor/Builder
Landscape Maintenance Supervisor
Landscape Designer
Greenhouse Grower
Garden Center Supervisory
Sportsfield Turfgrass Management
Parks/Campus/Estate Landscape Maintenance
Golf Course Groundskeeper
Organic Vegetable Grower

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • Analyze growing media
  • Diagnose plant health
  • Communicate as a horticultural professional
  • Apply design principles
  • Provide horticultural maintenance
  • Apply the principles of plant science

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Program Specific Requirements


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Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Landscape Horticulture

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