Horticulture Degree at Palo Alto College

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Horticulture Degree

The horticulture program at Palo Alto College prepares students to be landscape designers, landscape contractors, greenhouse managers, and growers. The program focuses on the general production and processing of plants, shrubs, flowers, foliage, trees, groundcovers, and related plant material. Program courses include: horticulture science and principles, plant identification, proper soil development and management, sustainable landscape and irrigation design, water conservation, turf maintenance practices, integrated pest management, licensing and certification, and business practices. Get more details below including other Texas colleges that offer horticulture degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Horticulture Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Palo Alto College has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Less Than One Year Certificate
  • Less Than Two-Year Award
  • Associate's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Less Than One Year Certificate0
Less Than Two-Year Award0
Associate's Degree11

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male8
Female3

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Black1
Hispanic5
White4
Multiple Races1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Horticulture program at Palo Alto College, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Nursery and Greenhouse Managers

Description

Plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate activities of workers engaged in propagating, cultivating, and harvesting horticultural specialties, such as trees, shrubs, flowers, mushrooms, and other plants.

Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers

Description

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities. Work may involve reviewing contracts to ascertain service, machine, and workforce requirements; answering inquiries from potential customers regarding methods, material, and price ranges; and preparing estimates according to labor, material, and machine costs.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, first-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
    • Total Employment: 550
    • Average Hourly Rate: $18.75
    • Average Annual Salary: $39010

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Horticulture Programs in Texas

Horticulture programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 51 students completed this program

Programs

  • Horticulture (B,M,D)
  • Ornamental Horticulture (B,M,D)
  • Turf Management (B,M,D)

Houston Community College System

Houston, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Horticulture (C,A)
  • Ornamental Horticulture (C,A)
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping (C,A)

Lee College

Baytown, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 40 students completed this program

Programs

  • Horticulture (C,A)

Tarrant County College

Fort Worth, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Horticulture (C,A)

Trinity Valley Community College

Athens, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 71 students completed this program

Programs

  • Horticulture (C,A)

Richland College

Dallas, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Horticulture (C,A)
  • Ornamental Horticulture (C,A)
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping (C,A)
  • Plant Nursery Operations and Management (C,A)

Western Texas College

Snyder, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 27 students completed this program

Programs

  • Horticulture (A)
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping (A)
  • Plant Nursery Operations and Management (A)
  • Turf Management (A)

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Horticulture (B,M)

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