Horticulture Program Details

This comprehensive program includes courses in plant production, landscape design, soil science, plant identification, horticulture business, turf care, food crops, sustainable practices and landscape construction. An internship experience is also critical part of the program, allowing the student to experience the green industry and learn invaluable on-the-job skills.

The DMACC Horticulture program has long-standing partnerships with many local horticulture related entities. Field trips are frequent to garden centers, greenhouses, nurseries, arboretums, parks and nature centers. Guest lectures frequent the classrooms and offer timely and broad insight into an industry that is constantly changing. The department advisory board is made up of local industry leaders that meet twice a year to review and enhance the direction of the horticulture program.


After completing the first year, you will complete a 150 hour internship in the Horticulture Industry. An internship provides you with valuable hands-on experience and in many instances, may result in a position as a full time employee.

What students say about internships:

  • Help you learn about a career field from the inside
  • Help you decide if this is the right job for you
  • Allow you to observe the work place and see if it matches your expectations
  • You have an opportunity to add to your knowledge base
  • Gives you confidence in your abilities
  • Provide a bridge between school and the professional world
  • May open the door to a permanent position
  • Help you gain an advantage over other applicants

If you are interested in having a DMACC Horticulture student intern for you, post your job on the DMACC Career Center website.