Contact the Program Director
This program is part of the Applied Sciences and Technology Department.
Picture planting the rose garden you helped to design as part of a larger urban renewal project. Or installing a landscape in your client’s backyard in time for her daughter’s upcoming wedding. Imagine working on a team that’s studying the impact crops cultivated in a downtown area have on a local community. This is Landscape Horticulture.
The Landscape Horticulture program at MCC prepares you for a career in wholesale or retail nurseries, landscape design and construction companies, or landscape management firms. You will also be prepared to work for a government agency involved with the technical phases of the urban horticulture industry. In the program, you’ll learn all about the design, planning, and management of landscapes and how to develop horticulture in urban spaces, parks, and private residential spaces. Design and horticulture awareness are essential components of the program.
The Right Pathway for You
MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or degrees is the fastest way to realize your dreams.
The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Landscape Specialist||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Landscape Aide||Pathway Map|
MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Landscape Horticulture||Pathway Map|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Sustainable Agriculture||Pathway Map|
The Landscape Horticulture program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.
|Occupation / Title||Annual Median Wage|
|First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers||$36,820|
|Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers||$25,760|
|Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation||$37,450|
|Tree Trimmers and Pruners||$37,930|
|Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.|
You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.
Contact the Program Director
Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to contact the program director of the Landscape Horticulture program, Peter Conden. Schedule an appointment by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 480-461-7125. Together you’ll lay out a program or career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.