Landscape Horticulture

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Contact the Program Director

Peter J. Conden

Full Time Faculty - Landscape Horticulture

480-461-7125

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.

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.

Certificates

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.

A list of available certificates offered in the Landscape Horticulture program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Landscape Aide
Certificate of Completion CCL Landscape Specialist
Certificate of Completion CCL Sustainable Agriculture

Degrees

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.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Landscape Horticulture program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Landscape Horticulture
Associate in Applied Science AAS Sustainable Agriculture

Career Opportunities

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.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers $36,820
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers $25,760
Tree Trimmers and Pruners $37,930
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Financial Aid

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 petoy02201@mesacc.edu 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.