Landscape & Horticulture
Landscape & Horticulture Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
Program Overview with Course Requirements
With tremendous advancement in computer-driven technologies, the approach to designing and planning of land developments has changed dramatically. Valencia's A.S. degree in Landscape and Horticulture Technology takes a well-rounded approach offering specializations in both landscape and horticulture.
- Landscape Specialization - focuses on landscape design, construction, and maintenance, and trains students to design, supervise, and manage exterior and interior landscapes. They plan the location and arrangement of flowers, trees and shrubs around buildings, parks, roads, and walkways.
- Horticulture Specialization - is designed to prepare students for careers in both greenhouse and nursery operations, which includes instruction in greenhouse culture of foliage or flowers and wood nursery production. Students are specially trained to operate and manage all types of plant productions, programs and facilities.
These certificate programs are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or to upgrade your skills for job advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less, and all of the certificate courses can be applied toward the A.S. degree which will help improve your earning potential.
The required courses for these certificates are included in the Landscape and Horticulture Technology Program Guide link at the top of the page.
- Landscape & Horticulture Professional (18 credits)
- Landscape & Horticulture Specialist (12 credits)
- Landscape & Horticulture Technician with specializations in: Horticulture & Landscape (30 credits) Gainful Employment
Alternative Ways to Earn Credit
- Credit for Industry Certifications: You may be eligible to receive college credit toward this program if you have earned an approved industry certification.To view the list of approved industry certifications and potential credits, visit
Industry Certification Agreements.
Potential Careers and Employers
- Careers: Nursery Workers or Landscape & Groundskeeping Workers, Production Superintendents, Landscape Gardeners, Designers or Contractors, Landscape & Horticulture Specialists, Managers of Landscaping and Horticulture Services, Nursery Managers or Parks Supervisors
- Employers: Central Florida is
one of the major and most diversified horticulture centers
in the world offering a variety of career choices at hotels
and resorts, theme parks and attractions, parks and recreational
areas, golf courses, and numerous residential communities.
Placement Rate and Salary Information
For the number employed, percent employed, and estimated average annual full-time wages of students who have graduated from Valencia's program, visit