Plant Science and Agricultural Technology

Associate in Science (A.S.)

The Plant Science and Agricultural Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program at Valencia College offers specializations in both landscape and horticulture. It takes many specialized skills and technicians to grow plants and incorporate them into attractive landscape designs. Our program provides a well-rounded approach, with an on-campus horticulture lab and greenhouse. Not to mention, Valencia College graduates have a 100 percent placement rate.


  • Horticulture
  • Landscape
  • Sustainable Agriculture

  • 93% - 95% average placement rate for A.S. grads Lowest tuition in Central Florida
  • Plenty of financial aid and scholarships
  • Classes offered days, evenings, weekends, online and on compressed schedules through Flex Start
  • Related short-term certificates

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Program Details

Program Overview and Degree Requirements

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Related Certificates

Valencia’s certificate programs can put you on the fast track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or career advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less.

  • Sustainable Agriculture Specialization

Alternative Ways To Earn Credit

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60 credits

You want to step up. We have a path to a bachelor's.

Prepare for a supervisory or management role in your field with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Organizational Leadership. After completing your A.S. degree, build on your skills and expand your career opportunities by continuing your education at Valencia College and earning a bachelor’s degree. We encourage you to meet with a career program advisor to create your personalized education plan.

Career Outlook

Learn How To

  • Design, construct and maintain landscapes.
  • Oversee landscape operations in parks and other recreational areas.
  • Inspect and diagnose plants for disease and overall health.
  • Operate or manage a greenhouse or nursery.
  • Propagate, grow, maintain and market plants.

Job Outlook

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.

Potential Careers

  • Nursery Supervisor/Manager
  • Landscape or Groundskeeping Manager
  • Landscape Gardener/Designer/Contractor
  • Supervisor/Manager of Landscaping and Horticulture Services
  • Parks Supervisor
$25,000 - $35,000

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