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Horticulture

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 range of instruction, from growing plants to designing and managing landscapes, to ensure you have a well-rounded background. As preparation for work in this manual field, our students get their hands dirty with real world assignments growing plants in the campus greenhouses and creating landscape designs.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
61
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus
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.
Explore courses ranging from planting design and plant propagation to pest management and arboriculture. Students can specialize in landscape design, landscape management, and plant production.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
24
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Landscape Design

Gain hands-on experience while you draft landscape plans from the initial property survey to final construction. Students gain expertise in the landscape design process, from site analysis and plant selection to the client presentation.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
24
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Landscape Management

Discover the professional standards used to care for trees, turf, and plants including conservation landscaping, habitat restoration, and stormwater management.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
24
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus
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.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:
  • like working with your hands
  • appreciate plants
  • enjoy working as part of a team

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