Horticulture Certificate

Earn your Horticulture Certificate and learn the essentials of plant production, disease and insect diagnostics, landscape management, plant biology, and sustainable practices. Prepare for employment in greenhouses, garden centers, flower shops, nurseries, fruit and vegetable production operations, interiorscape maintenance companies, turf and landscape businesses, golf courses, and the seed and supply industry. Apply credits from your Horticulture Certificate toward earning your Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Horticulture.

Contact (815) 455-8732 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $3,850

Credit Hours to Complete: 28

Weeks to Complete: 32


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Total Horticulture Certificate Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $3,122 $10,101.56 $13,229.16 $13,229.16
Additional Costs $728 $728 $728 $728
Program Total $3,850 $10,829.56 $13,957.16 $13,957.16

What makes MCC's Horticulture Certificate than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

The small class size allows for individual, hands-on attention. Your MCC instructors work in the field and bring their experience into the classroom.

What job opportunities are available to someone with a Horticulture Certificate?

  • Plant propagator in greenhouse or nursery
  • Interiorscape plant care operator
  • Grower for vegetable, herb, or flower production operations

How will MCC's Horticulture Certificate prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

You'll learn by doing - through a hands-on curriculum and internship opportunities.

What have graduates gone on to do?

  • Plant care operator for interiorscape business
  • Plant propagator for a local nursery

Outside of the Classroom

  • Help on the student farm.
  • Take part in annual MCC events related to horticulture like Gardenfest, Gardenwalk, and plant sales.

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.