Greenhouse Operations

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 Gateway’s 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 at the Pike Creek Horticulture Center on Gateway’s Kenosha Campus. 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 Gateway’s 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.
Program Credits



Kenosha Campus

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $10,859
Books & Supplies: $4,272

Start Dates

Spring, Summer, Fall

Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Greenhouse Grower Specialist, Greenhouse Marketing Specialist, Hydroponics or Aquaponics Specialist, Planning and Production Specialist

Greenhouse Operations Career Pathway

Career Pathways are designed to help you reach your educational goals and explore college and career options. Pathways are made up of related certificates, diplomas and degrees that build on common skills and knowledge. You can begin at any point on the Career Pathway and customize your pathway to fit your goals. View the pathway for your area of interest.