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Ornamental Horticulture Certificate

Ornamental Horticulture Certificate: AAS,Cert

Department: Plants, Soils, and Climate Department
College: College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

USU offers both a certificate and an associate’s degree in ornamental horticulture. Completion of the certificate requires 27 credits, and the associate’s degree requires 60 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.

With an associate’s or certificate in ornamental horticulture, students can work in the following areas:

  • Nurseries
  • Garden centers
  • Greenhouses
  • Floral shops
  • Groundskeeping and maintenance for golf courses, school districts, and municipalities

Career Services provides counseling and information on hundreds of job and internship opportunities and even helps students apply and interview.

Select degrees and programs are not available at all Utah State University locations. Please contact a Statewide Campuses advisor to verify program availability.
Online classes are not available to USU F-1 and J-1 sponsored students. International students sponsored by USU on a F-1 visa can study at Logan or Price campus and must register for face-to-face classes. International students sponsored by USU on a J-1 visa can study at Logan campus and must register for face-to-face classes.

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Locations Offered

Kaysville Orem
Salt Lake