Landscape Horticulture

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Peter J. Conden

Full Time Faculty - Landscape Horticulture


Office: TC 50 - Room: TC 422

This program is part of the Applied Sciences and Technology Department.

Landscape Horticulture

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.

Career Profile

Quick Stats

Example Titles
Wholesale Nursery Technician
Retail Nursery Supervisor
Types of Employers
Retail Nurseries
Wholesale Nurseries

Interest in gardening has increased in recent years and is expected to continue growing. The number of professional buildings, shopping malls, and homes needing new or updated landscaping should also increase.

Skilled nursery workers who have good communication skills may become supervisors. Those who specialize may advance to managing their department. Continuing education in horticulture may also help nursery workers advance.

Landscape Horticulture professionals:

  • Work with a variety of trees, flowers, and shrubs
  • May work alone
  • Work outdoors or in greenhouses
  • May work long hours (including weekends) during growing seasons
  • Train on the job
  • May need a license if working with pesticides

Available Associate Degrees and Certificates

A list of available degrees and certificates offered in the Landscape Horticulture program
Degree / Certificate Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science   AAS Landscape Horticulture Course Sequence
Certificate of Completion   CCL Landscape Specialist Course Sequence
Certificate of Completion   CCL Landscape Aide Course Sequence
Associate in Applied Science AAS Sustainable Agriculture Course Sequence

Get Your Associate Degree or Certificate Online

An associate degree and a few certificates for this program are available online (denoted with a   icon above). Online learning is a convenient, flexible alternative to traditional classes. Learn more about the benefits of earning your associate degree or certificate online.

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 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.