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Career Area: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-001-6
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
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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). 

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. 

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
Garden Center Operator
Landscape Designer
Landscape Maintenance

Average Median Wage


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
Fox Valley Greenhouse Operations at Fox Valley
Gateway Greenhouse Operations at Gateway