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Full Time Faculty - Agriculture
This program is part of the Applied Sciences and Technology Department.
If you’ve got a green thumb and keen design sense and would love a professional outlet for your talents, consider a landscaping career. Our Landscape Horticulture program can help prepare you for a career as a gardener, technician, supervisor, manager, or business owner in a wholesale or retail nursery, a florist, landscape design and construction operation, or a landscape management company. It can also prepare you for a career with local, state, and federal government agencies involved in the technical phases of the landscape horticulture industry.
Our program will educate you on how to design, install, and maintain landscapes, irrigation systems, and greenhouses. Experienced instructors will teach you about common landscape plants, as well as plant growth and their response to different soils, climate, sun exposure levels, water availability, nutrients, and pests. You’ll also learn about various aspects of running a landscape business, including the techniques and tools common to the industry.
Take the first step toward a new career in landscape horticulture. Begin your journey today.
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.
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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.
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Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Landscape Horticulture program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Nursery and Greenhouse Managers
$62,865 Show expanded career information for Nursery and Greenhouse Managers
Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
$42,286 Show expanded career information for Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
Tree Trimmers and Pruners
$35,592 Show expanded career information for Tree Trimmers and Pruners
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.