Program Fact Sheet

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Associate Degree Program

What is Horticulture?
The environmental horticulture degree prepares students for careers in farming, floral design, landscape design, installation, and management, greenhouse and nursery production, golf course management, floriculture, and interiorscaping. The program emphasizes a combination of horticulture theory and hands-on practical application necessary for successful employment.

Prerequisite Courses
Diploma level proficiency in English, Reading and Math

Degrees and Certificates
  • Environmental Horticulture, AAS
  • Environmental Horticulture, Diploma
  • Floral Designer
  • Landscape Installation Technician
  • Sustainable Urban Agriculture Technician

Length of Program
  • Degree: 5 semesters
  • 60 Semester Hours

Semester Program Begins
Every Semester

Application Process

Applicants to the Environmental Horticulture Program must meet all Admissions requirements; complete an application and pay the application fee. Apply to Gwinnett Technical College at and submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test if required.

Program Deadlines
You may enter in the Fall, Spring, or Summer Terms.



(this data was compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


2016 Median Pay $26,832 - $45,740
Entry level Education Associate's degree, Diploma, Certificate
Number of jobs, 2014 1,359,600
Job Growth, 2024 7%