Horticulture Frequently Asked Questions
Horticulture is defined as the
science and art of growing fruits, vegetables, flowers or ornamental
plants and incorporates a broad range of career opportunities from
production and marketing, to research, maintenance, design, and
horticulture therapy. Horticulturalists work in both public and
The certificate and marketable skills degree plans are designed for students to complete the courses in one year's time; however, students may work at their own pace.
Courses are taught using a range
of teaching methods consisting of hands-on labs, one-on-one instruction,
guest lecturers, group presentations/projects, fieldtrips, lectures,
online hybrid classes, and online support materials.
Those earning an education in horticulture may
pursue jobs in landscaping, floristry, horticulture crop production,
greenhouse management, nursery production, and the green industry. Meet with a horticulture
academic advisor for career counseling.
The program is designed for
anyone who is interested in the field of horticulture. Students who seek to be career horticulturalists will benefit
from these basic classes and will be prepared to enter the workforce or
go on to a four-year university. For students who are hobby
horticulturalists, this program will provide invaluable skills for
at-home horticulture interests.
Yes. NCTC offers a number of scholarships to its students. Applications are available online on the NCTC webpage or in the NCTC Foundation office (940)668-4213. In addition the NCTC Agriculture Department grants many scholarships to its students each year. Don't hesitate to apply!
Absolutely! We would love to show you around our campus and show off our horticulture classrooms, gardens and greenhouse. Just call us for an appointment.
Ashley Hartman, the director of the horticulture program, will help answer your questions. Contact her at (940)668-7731, ext. 4488 or via email at: email@example.com.