Program Mission: The Environmental Horticulture AAS degree provides students with knowledge and skills needed for jobs with nurseries, greenhouses, landscape firms, garden centers, and park departments.
Students learn plant identification, plant propagation, sustainable landscape practices, soil science, practical pruning and botanical concepts. Through time spent in practical hands-on training, students will learn to propagate, seed, transplant, design landscape plans, and maintain a variety of plants. Students will participate in an industry-based training experience.
The classroom setting includes individual and small group instruction with a hands-on focus in horticultural practices. The program emphasizes a sustainable approach to horticultural principles. A diverse population of students enjoys working in a 1200 sq. ft. state-of-the-art growing facility.
Environmental Horticulture AAS degree graduates will:
- be prepared to obtain various positions in the field of horticulture
- be prepared for Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association Certified Professional Horticulturists exams
- demonstrate professional knowledge of horticultural skills
- demonstrate communication, critical thinking, cultural humility, information literacy, and teamwork skills
- meet Humanities , Quantitative Reasoning , Social Science , and Written Communication general education distribution area outcomes
Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.