Plant Science and Horticulture

The A.S. degree in Plant Science and Agricultural Technology at Valencia College, focuses on landscape design, construction and maintenance; horticulture greenhouse and nursery operations; or sustainable agriculture edible crop production. The A.A. Degree Pathway provides the foundational science courses you’ll need to transfer to a four-year horticulture program. Learn about everything from plant propagation to greenhouse construction through labs, field trips, internships and greenhouses on both East and West campuses.

You’ll also have an opportunity to get hands-on experience at the college’s 3,000-square-foot hydroponic and aquaponics garden in Winter Garden. Training in urban agriculture is a movement that continues to grow and provides you with various career opportunities to make your mark on the future of agriculture.

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Programs and Degrees

Associate in Arts

An A.A. degree takes about two years to complete and will prepare you to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior. With an A.A. Degree Pathway, you can meet most upper division prerequisites for a specific major. Some Degree Pathways are based upon articulation agreements with specific universities. They are designed for students to transfer to a particular public or private university as a junior to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree in a specific major. For more information, visit Articulation Agreements for Degree Pathways.

Associate in Science

Jump right into the job market with an A.S. degree from Valencia College. You can gain the marketable skills needed for an exciting career and a well-paying job in a little over two years if you are enrolled full time. Or you can build on your skills and transfer into an eligible bachelor’s degree offered at Valencia College or another Florida state college.

Technical Certificate

Get on the fast track to career success with a technical certificate. Technical certificates are designed to prepare you for entry-level employment or to upgrade your skills for job advancement, and most can be completed in one year or less. You can also use your credits earned toward the completion of a related A.S. degree.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education provides non-degree, non-credit programs including industry-focused training, professional development, language courses, certifications and custom course development for organizations. Day, evening, weekend, online and distance learning courses are available.

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Plant Science and Agricultural Technology
Plant Science and Agricultural Technology

Aquaponics Hydroponics
Aquaponics Hydroponics

Aquaponics Hydroponics
Aquaponics Hydroponics

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