From upscale housing developments, to preservation and restoration of wetlands, to commercial and heavy construction fields the demand for professionals in the horticulture industry continues to grow. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts that many of the horticulture career fields will experience steady to moderate growth over the next decade. Ohio is ranked as one of the top six horticulture providers in the U.S. with a 22.6 percent growth rate. So whether you plan to work in or out of state, the horticulture industry has great career opportunities.
Students prepare for careers in landscape management, turf management, tree care, nursery, greenhouse and other related horticulture professions. Started in 1991, the program provides:
After earning the associate degree, students may move seamlessly into Kent State Salem's Bachelor in Applied Horticulture, which aids students in the development of managerial level expertise in such area as landscape architecture, urban ecology, sports turf management, landscape design, plant propagation and nursery operations.