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Career Area: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-001-6
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
Credit Program
Average Annual Tuition: $4230
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Greenhouse Operations Careers

Make your career blossom with a Greenhouse Operations associate degree! If you’re passionate about plants, sustainability and making the world a more beautiful place, this program is for you. Greenhouse Operations offers a huge range of career paths, including floral design, greenhouse management, nursery production, landscape management and more. Learn to grow and nurture plants hands-on in our greenhouses and landscapes to provide strong roots for your career.

 

  • Customize your education by choosing a concentration: Greenhouse Operations, which focuses on growing plants and greenhouse operations, or Landscaping, which focuses on landscape design and operations.   
  • Let nature be your classroom Care for plants with industry-standard equipment in the center’s greenhouses and practice floral design in state-of-the-art labs. 
  • Gain professional experience by joining Greenhouse Operations clubs: Alpha Beta Hortus (ABH) or Students of the American Institute of Floral Designers (SAIFD). 
  • Choose your perfect career path with your Greenhouse Operations degree. You have the potential to work in a greenhouse, garden center, nursery or landscape company as a manager, estimator, supervisor and more. 
  • Beautify our community with the skills you’ve learned by earning your Greenhouse Operations associate degree, because no matter what career path you choose, you’ll begin a rewarding career working with nature.

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Landscape Foreman
Designer
Garden Center Operator
Landscape Designer
Landscape Maintenance

Average Median Wage

$35097

Greenhouse Operations Programs

This program prepares individuals to enter the diverse field of horticulture. There are two options. Option A (Greenhouse and Floral) includes training in floral design, flower shop management, garden center operation, and interior landscaping. Courses include hands-on experience with flowers, plants, horticulture equipment, computers, and horticulture business operations. Either option may be completed in two years of full-time study. Option B (Nursery and Landscaping) includes training in outdoor landscaping, grounds maintenance, nursery production, turf management, and greenhouse operation. Courses include hands-on experience in plant identification, insect disease control, bedding plant production, plant propagation, pruning, landscape design, and small engine repair.

Greenhouse Operations Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Gateway Greenhouse Operations at Gateway