Ornamental Horticulture


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      This program provides practical training in greenhouse and nursery management, turf production, and landscape management. Coursework encompasses pest control, plant identification, construction of landscapes, small business management, and the operation and maintenance of equipment, including small engines. As an integral part of their training, students are required to complete an internship in the industry. USU offers both a one-year certificate or an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Ornamental Horticulture. Completion of the certificate requires 27 credits, and the associate’s degree requires 63 credits. Coursework for both is similar to the curriculum for the bachelor’s degree in plant science, and all approved coursework for the associate’s degree counts toward the bachelor's should students choose to continue. Many students who participate in this program attend through one of USU's locations throughout the state. Classes are offered in the evenings, making it convenient for students who work full time and wish to move into a career in ornamental horticulture or pursue horticulture as a hobby.
       Off-Campus Program in Ornamental Horticulture

     The Utah State program offers horticulture classes, in the evening in three areas of the state (Kaysville, Salt Lake City and Orem,). For the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program, the horticulture classes are offered on a two-year rotating basis at each site.  The general education requirements and approved electives required for the AAS degree are offered at the USU Off-Campus Centers in Salt Lake City or Brigham City,  by  USU Independent Study,  Weber State University, University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College , Utah Valley State College.  All approved classes taken for the AAS degree will also count toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture.

     Please print and mail the completed Student Data Form to be added to our student mailing list for one year.  If you are interested in this degree program and have previous college credit, please send a copy of your transcript for evaluation.  We also suggest you apply for admission to USU as soon as possible to facilitate advising, financial aid and graduation. To see a schedule with times, locations, instructors, and books required for the up-coming classes click here. New students registering for the first time must register in person at the USU Center in Kaysville, Salt Lake City or Orem.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact:

Donna Minch
USU Off-Campus Horticulture Program Coordinator & Student Advisor

Mike Caron
Horticulture Program area Advisor - Utah County