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Residential Faculty - Urban Horticulture
Office: TC 50 - Room: TC 422
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 Urban Horticulture.
The Urban 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.
- 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.
Urban 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
|Degree / Certificate||Type||Title||Courses|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Urban Horticulture: Track I Residential Landscape Design||Course Sequence|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Urban Horticulture: Track II Landscape Contracting and Management||Course Sequence|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Urban Horticulture: Track III Nursery and Greenhouse Operations||Course Sequence|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Landscape Aide||Course Sequence|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Landscape Specialist||Course Sequence|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Sustainable Agriculture||Course Sequence|
Contact the Program Director
Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to contact the program director of the Urban 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.