Horticulture and Landscape Design
The Landscape Design & Horticulture Program provides educational opportunities for individuals interested in working with plants and the landscape. As we become increasingly aware of the positive effect that plants and nature have on our well-being, Americans are spending more money on plants, landscape services, and design services every year. As a result there are many opportunities for successful and varied careers in the green industry.
The program offers students instruction and certificates in four areas: Landscape Design, Landscape Professional, Nursery Professional, and Interiorscape Professional. While the majority of our students are seeking new career opportunities or aiming to increase their success in the industry, many students also take our courses for their own enjoyment, to advance their education, or to assist them in working with their own properties.
Our Certificate Programs
Our certificate programs are closely aligned with the Texas Nursery & Landscape Association (TNLA) and the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) (formerly the Associated Landscape Contractors of America) certificate examinations. It is expected that a student who successfully completes all of the required courses in one of our certificate programs will be well-prepared for the majority of the related TNLA and/or PLANET exam.
The Landscape Design & Horticulture Program provides up-to-date, relevant, and useful information that can be used to start a new business or enhance an existing business. Our philosophy of instruction involves hands-on experience and visits to thriving, local businesses whenever possible.