Landscape Horticulture

Landscape Horticulture


The Landscape Horticulture Certificate program offers a foundation of horticulture knowledge in plant identification, growing, arboriculture, pruning, soils, plant problem diagnostics, and landscape installation and management.

One-year certificate that demonstrates a foundation of horticultural information and a measurable commitment to specific goals and their achievement. Includes completion of: ENGL 107, BUS 116 and PSYC 240.

Graduates typically find employment in landscape installation and management of residential, commercial and public areas, or with tree care companies, nurseries, and greenhouses. There are many opportunities for self-employment in this field.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Certificate Full Time: 3
Part Time: 6

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

Students must meet with an advisor for entry into this program. A placement test is required to ensure language and computational skills are sufficient for program success.

  • Demonstrate ability to work with site requirements, installation contractors, clients, and maintenance personnel to accomplish project within prescribed time, resources, and budgets
  • Consistently know and practice safety, environment protection, workplace standards, work ethics, and leadership issues.
  • Prepare and generate required plans and documents for customers, co-workers, suppliers, and general public and effectively communicate desired outcomes and actions.
  • Describe and outline career opportunities and requirements for entry and advancement within the field.
  • Describe and demonstrate skill in use of equipment, tools, environmental controls, and computers.

For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Full Time Cost

Quarter Credits Resident Non-Resident International
1 13 $1,418.86 $1,595.02 $3,386.38
2 12 $1,357.84 $1,533.08 $3,317.42
3 18 $1,723.96 $1,904.72 $3,731.18
4 9 $1,112.22 $1,268.28 $2,861.55

Part Time Cost

Resident Non-Resident International
$6,302.58 $7,186.92 $16,215.45

Quarter Start Dates: Landscape Horticulture classes begin in Fall, Winter and Spring.

Students may still enroll in the program during other quarters to begin their related academic classes (Not required if a student has already completed these classes. Students must provide an official transcript.).

Class Times: Check the online class schedule. Students will meet during the class timeframe listed, however in order to maintain safe distances in on-site labs students will be grouped and have specified times on campus. Please check with your instructor for more information.

Other related academic classes are required that meet outside of these class times. These classes can be completed online and/or in-person depending on availability. Check with an advisor regarding when to take related academic classes.


View a sample schedule and quarterly to-do list.