The Urban Farming advanced technical certificate provides students with the training and skills to intensively farm small plots of land and bring their crops to market profitably. The certificate combines intensive farming curriculum with entrepreneurship training.
The Horticulture - Greenhouse and Floral associate degree program includes training in floral design and event planning, greenhouse management and operations, floral business management, and garden center operations. Courses include hands-on experience with flowers, plants, horticulture equipment, computers and horticulture business operations. Students will practice with the most up-to-date horticultural equipment in the newly constructed Pike Creek Horticulture Center on the Kenosha Campus. Business and management skills are a big part of the program in training graduates for advancement in a horticulture career. The program specializes in sustainable horticulture practices, such as urban farming, which give students and businesses a competitive edge in meeting the demands of this growing market.
The Horticulture Landscape associate degree includes training in sustainable design, landscape management, nursery production, landscape business management and greenhouse operations. Courses include hands-on experience in plant identification, insect disease control, bedding plant production, plant propagation, pruning and landscape design. Students will practice with the most up-to-date horticultural equipment in the newly constructed Pike Creek Horticulture Center on the Kenosha Campus. Business and management skills are emphasized in the program as the goal is to move students from landscaper to manager. The program specializes in sustainable horticulture practices such as urban farming, to give students a competitive edge in meeting the demands of the growing market.