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4 semesters
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Grayslake
English
23 August 2021

Program description

Horticulture

Today’s horticulture industry offers careers that go beyond landscaping and floral design. Associate degree graduates of horticulture programs can become natural area managers, arborists and owners and managers of sustainable farms as well as landscape designers and business owners.

Admission requirements

To qualify for unconditional admission to these programs, students must provide evidence that they have attained a certain level of knowledge in the arts and sciences through previous learning.

Evidence may be provided by observing the following procedures:

  1. Successfully complete the admission requirements.
  2. Submit either a high school transcript or a student profile report from the American College Testing (ACT) Program

International Students test scores required for placement in college level classes:

For the College’s academic college-level programs, students must verify their language proficiency by:

  • a minimum score of 153 on the Language Skills section of the College of Lake County Academic Proficiency Test
  • a minimum TOEFL score of 527 on the Paper Based Test, 197 on the Computer Based Test, 71 on the Internet Based Test
  • ELI Accuplacer score of 320 or higher
  • 6.0 – Academic Format – on the IELTS
  • ELS Language Centers, Completing Level 112

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the website.


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Program content

First Semester

  • Environmental Biology
  • Chemistry for a Changing World
  • Other Science or Math elective
  • English Composition I
  • Introduction to Horticulture
  • Introduction to Soils
  • HRT or AGR elective

Second Semester

  • General Botany
  • Job Readiness Skills
  • Perennials, Annuals and Weeds
  • Sustainable Landscape Management
  • HRT or AGR elective

Third Semester

  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • Tree and Shrub Identification
  • Entomology
  • HRT or AGR elective
  • Social Science Elective

Fourth Semester

  • Plant Pathology
  • Green Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Horticulture Practicum
  • HRT or AGR elective
  • Humanities or Fine Arts elective

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees for Spring 2021 (per credit hour):

  • In-district: $125.00
  • Out-of-district: $322.00
  • Out-of-state and international residents: $436.00

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the website.

Qualification

CLC Horticulture program offers Associate in Applied Science degrees in five specialty areas as well as six certificate options.

Career opportunities

Graduates of academic horticulture programs have become arborists, growers, retailers, landscape managers, landscape designers, turf managers, florists and floral shop owners, forestry experts, natural areas managers and public garden employees.

  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Contractor
  • Natural Areas Manager
  • Restoration Technician
  • Grower/Production Manager
  • Arborist
  • Urban Forester
  • Farmer
  • Greenhouse As

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About this institute

College of Lake County

The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves. CLC is located in Grayslake, Illinois, 45 minutes northwest of Chicago, Illinois. There...


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Contact info

College of Lake County

19351 West Washington Street
60030 Grayslake Illinois
United States of America (USA)

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www.clcillinois.edu

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