Whether you are seeking skills for employment or looking to enhance your home landscape, come cultivate your green thumb in Gateway’s Horticulture program. Gateway Technical College offers an associate degree in Horticulture with a choice of two program options – Landscape, or Greenhouse and Marketing. A Horticulture degree can help you become part of this growing industry that makes a significant contribution to enhancing the natural beauty and health of Wisconsin and beyond.
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.