HorticulturalistThis certificate is designed specifically for gardeners wishing to enhance their knowledge and skills relating to the residential garden environment. The impact of soil conditions are a critical aspect of this study program. Basic horticulture and botany are discussed, as are principles of plant care, to ensure optimum plant health. Learn about common plant pests, diseases and weeds, and effective management options. Begin to create beautiful and hardy landscapes through innovative residential garden design tactics and strategies.

The Horticulturist Certificate

Certificate Courses 

The following courses can be taken individually or as part of the certificate program in any order:

Cultural Practices for Plants 

Introduction to Plant Identification

Designing the Landscape

Ornamental Plant Protection

Introduction to Soils and Plant Growth

Weed Management in Horticulture

Growing Plants                                 

Certificate Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the  certificate, you will be able to:  

  • Define and apply best practices of horticultural science of landscape management within residential and commercial environments
  • Determine and analyze relevant and pertinent information from a variety of academic and industry resources with the intention of applying this information to the care of landscapes
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding horticultural practices to clients and/or horticultural professionals to ensure desired horticultural outcomes are met
  • Analyze and critique landscapes to provide best management practices