Landscape Horticulture

Grow a rewarding career in sustainable landscape design and management! This hands-on Landscape Horticulture associate degree will teach you how to identify and care for plants of all types from annuals to perennials, as well as evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs. You will learn plant healthcare, landscape construction and enhancements, estimating, and sustainable landscape design. You’ll graduate prepared to beautify outdoor environments throughout your community as a landscape professional.

  • Develop technical skills in planting, pruning, equipment usage and weed control to become a well-rounded landscape professional. 
  • Gain advanced skills in technology to help you stand out to employers. You’ll study digital design, 3D rendering and presentation of landscape design ideas. 
  • Learn through project-based, hands-on program work in Gateway’s state-of-the-art Pike Creek Horticulture Center and gardens.
  • Explore integrated pest-management systems to help you identify pests and diseases, and work to prevent and control them. 
  • Engage in sustainable landscape design, installation, retrofits and management around the campus and community.
Program Credits



Kenosha Campus

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $10,802
Books & Supplies: $4,576

Start Dates


Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Horticulture Detail Specialist, Client Relationship Manager, Landscape/Garden Designer, Plant Health Care Supervisor, Landscape Foreman

Landscape Horticulture 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.