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Plant Production

Career Studies Certificate

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Green thumb? Learn the art and science of plant production

Get hands-on training in TCC’s greenhouses on the Chesapeake Campus

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There’s something universally appealing about growing things. They connect people with the natural world, and help us understand the beauty of plants, trees and even the foods we eat.

If you are a plant person, turn your passion into a paying job with TCC’s Career Studies Certificate in Plant Production.

You will learn the basics of plant growth and development, pest management and how to manipulate the growing environment. Discover the art and science of plant propagation and the culture of seasonal greenhouse crops.

TCC’s horticulture program is the only one of its kind in southeast Virginia.

Go further

Apply all of the credits in this program toward TCC's Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture.

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Just 24 credits! Complete this program in just 4 semesters of part-time study. 

Learn from faculty with diverse industry backgrounds

Join the student Horticulture Club and get more opportunities for hands-on learning

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Studying the science of plants

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From Naval officer to business owner in one year flat

Classes

Fabulous Fall Classes: Greenhouse Crop Production 1

What does this program cost?

TCC’s Career Studies Certificate in Plant Production consists of 4 semesters of part-time study, with classes held mainly on the Chesapeake Campus. 

Estimated Program Cost*:
24 credits x $181.10 per credit = $4,346.40 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2017 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

Where can you go?

Use your credits toward TCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture or find work in greenhouses, garden centers, nurseries and other retail and wholesale business settings.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you: 

  • enjoy the outdoors
  • have a green thumb
  • enjoy working as part of a team