Horticulture Student working outside with plants

Horticulture Technician

Your career in the vast field of horticulture starts with Gateway’s Horticulture Technician program. Gain a strong background in growing all kinds of plants, sustainability, soils, dealing with pests and much more. Upon earning your Horticulture Technician technical diploma, you’ll be prepared to work in a wide range of horticulture jobs, such as grower, sales associate or technician. Or, you can apply your technical diploma credits toward an associate degree in Greenhouse Operations and watch your career opportunities grow!

  • Become a horticulture professional by learning to tend to plants hands-on in Gateway’s state-of-the-art Pike Creek Horticulture Center and greenhouses.
  • Expert instructors with years of experience as greenhouse managers and horticulture professionals will pass on their knowledge and expertise, so you’re well-equipped for your career path.
  • Your comprehensive classes cover a wide range of topics that go beyond just growing plants and include sales, marketing and more, so you’ll be a well-rounded technician after graduating from the program.
  • Choose your path to success: you can enter the horticulture career field right away after graduating, or apply your credits to Gateway’s Greenhouse Operations associate degree to gain more specific skills in management.
Program Credits



Elkhorn Campus, Kenosha Campus

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $4,512
Books & Supplies: N/A

Start Dates

Spring, Fall

Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Lead Horticulture Grower, Horticulture Sales Associate, Horticultural Detail Technician, Horticulture Maintenance Crew Lead/Foreman