Degree Type: 

Career Studies Certificate
Horticulture Career Studies Certificate

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


  • CTE
    CTE (Career & technical education programs for job training)

The Horticulture Career Studies Certificate at Piedmont Virginia Community College prepares you for an entry-level job in the horticulture industry, or provides technical information and credentials to employed individuals who seek career advancement in the horticulture field. The program also may interest community members seeking horticultural knowledge and skills for application in a home garden or yard.

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

  • Agricultural Manager
  • Farm Manager
  • Groundskeeping Worker
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscaping Worker
  • Ranch Manager
  • Tree Trimmer & Pruner

Required Courses: 

Linked classes are classes that are currently available in the class search.
HRT 207 Plant Pest Management
HRT 201 Landscape Plant Materials I
Horticulture Electives

Additional Program Information: 


  • HRT 115   Plant Propagation
  • HRT 120  History of Garden Design
  • HRT 197  Cooperative Education
  • HRT 202  Landscape Plant Materials II
  • HRT 205  Soils
  • HRT 227  Professional Landscape Management
  • HRT 231   Planting Design I
  • HRT 232  Planting Design II
  • HRT 246  Herbaceous Plants
  • HRT 247  Indoor Plants
  • HRT 275  Landscape Construction and Maintenance

Printable  Horticulture Certificate Requirements