Learn the art and science of growing and managing plants
The horticulture program at Tidewater Community College can help you grow your passion into a career. Horticulture requires an understanding of science and business, and TCC’s program emphasizes both. Our curriculum provides a full range of instruction, from growing plants to designing and managing landscapes, to ensure you have a well-rounded background. As preparation for work in horticulture, our students get hands-on training in TCC’s Horticulture laboratory, Design CAD lab and three campus greenhouses where they learn to grow floriculture crops and create professional landscape designs.
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Associate of Applied Science - Horticulture
TCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture combines science, technology, and business with hands-on, laboratory work to prepare you for a thriving career in this growing field.
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Career Studies Certificate - Plant Production
Develop skills and knowledge to propagate different types of plants from seed, cuttings, budding and grafting, separation, division, layering, and hydroponics. Graduates are prepared to work in greenhouses, nurseries, garden centers, and other retail and wholesale growing enterprises.
Students will have the opportunity to gain industry certifications through course work, including:
- Private, Registered, and/or the Commercial Pesticide License with Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (VDACS) offered in HRT 125.
- Certified Fertilizer Applicator License with VDACS offered in HRT 269.
- ISA Certified Arborist exam preparation offered in HRT 259.
Is this program for you?
Yes, if you:
- like working with your hands
- appreciate plants
- enjoy working as part of a team