Horticulture Associate Degree
Horticulture Associate Degree: Create a Living Work of Art
Monet's garden was lovingly planted, cultivated, and nurtured for future generations to enjoy. Envision the stonewalls, climbing roses, fragrant flowerbeds, ivy growing over arches, and fruit trees that have seen the passage of time. Now visualize butterflies and birds, visitors as well as yourself enjoying the fruits of Monet's labor and love.
You can enjoy a career working with your hands and watching living things thrive and beautify a garden. An associate's degree in horticulture offers the opportunity to work in a variety of capacities. Potential jobs include working as a superintendent for a public garden, a landscape designer, green house grower, vocational instructor, supervisor for a landscape company, operations supervisor who is responsible for the oversight and completion of major projects from beginning to end as well as the management of several departments within an organization. The department of forestry and various governmental agencies work with horticulturists for reforesting projects and erosion control.
You can choose a specialization within the horticultural field such as landscaper, landscape construction, or nursery production and management. Learn skills like landscape plant installation, plant maintenance, health diagnoses, propagation, tree care, operating landscape equipment, estimating and bidding, insurance, state requirements, pesticide use and safety, and soil science.
This is your opportunity to learn the skills that help you develop your understanding of plant growth and propagation. It is a healthy occupation that allows you to work outdoors, and gives you a sense of accomplishment. Earn your horticulture associate's degree and learn to create your own Monet's Garden.
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