- Student Life
- Business & Community
Horticulture and Sports Turf Management
Do you enjoy working with your hands, cultivating plants and beautifying landscapes? How about working outside or in greenhouses? As a NWCCD student, you will engage in classroom studies, practical lab, and greenhouse activities. NWCCD’s on-campus greenhouses, small class sizes and enthusiastic, expert instructors will help you achieve your academic goals. The NWCCD Associate of Science in Horticulture and Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and Sports Turf Management, offered at Sheridan College, provide in-depth, hands-on training, preparing you to tackle issues in your career in the field.
A degree in Horticulture can lead graduates to jobs in every state, working as greenhouse and nursery managers, agriculture educators, golf and sports turf managers, and wholesale growers. Many NWCCD graduates have also founded business ventures as horticulturists. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics predicts steady growth in the Horticulture field, with a 9% increase in jobs in agriculture and food scientists, as well as 13% job growth in grounds maintenance, from 2012-2022.
NWCCD graduates have outstanding job placement rates, starting careers in a variety of fields. Earning an Associate degree in Horticulture from NWCCD, you will be trained to succeed in numerous jobs, such as:
We are proud to have high job placement rates from our Horticulture graduates.
Our NWCCD Associate of Science degree in Horticulture and Associate of Applied Science degree in Horticulture and Sports Turf Management are two of the premier two-year programs in the state and region. The hands-on curriculum will give you the opportunity to work with plants in state-of-the-art facilities and greenhouses. Your courses will include agroecology, agriculture economics, range plant identification, and horticulture science. You will learn the foundations, principles, and practices related to horticulture science and production. Our industry-leading curriculum will ensure you have the skills and knowledge to thrive and grow in your career.
With a high number of horticulture jobs available, our graduates are working across the country. Where will your degree take you?
At NWCCD, we have a rich tradition in Agriculture. NWCCD began as an Agriculture-focused community college in the late 1940s. Today, more than half a century later, our commitment to Agriculture education is as strong as ever. We value Agriculture education here at NWCCD and invest in our programs to help prepare you to succeed in today’s economy.
NWCCD Agriculture faculty are enthusiastic, well-liked and approachable. They will make sure you learn the foundational skills to pursue higher education or find a job following graduation. NWCCD’s strong relationships with local and national industries in rangeland management, wildlife management and agriculture present students unique opportunities to expand their college experiences.
Visit NWCCD to see state-of-the-art greenhouses and academic facilities.