Associate of Applied Science in Landscape Horticulture
Mesa Community College

Program Details

The online Associate of Applied Science in Landscape Horticulture program focuses on growing outdoor plants with an eye toward their aesthetic appeal.  Students learn about the design, planning, and management of landscapes in urban spaces, parks, and private residences, preparing them for careers in nurseries, landscape design and construction, landscape management, or with government agencies.  Graduates are able to design and install complete landscapes and irrigation systems using blueprints and appropriate landscape equipment; design and manage greenhouses; apply knowledge of common landscape plants and their use to develop landscape and irrigation plans that meet the environmental, aesthetic, and cultural needs of the customer; maintain and assess landscapes through plant growth and responses to particular soils, climate, sun exposure, water availability, nutrients, and pests; perform cost analysis to bid competitively; synthesize multiple information sources to assist in decision making in landscape business operations; utilize relevant software programs; and employ environmentally and socially responsible horticultural practices.


  • A high school diploma or GED is required

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission