Landscape/Horticulture majors

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Many professionals in the horticulture industry feel that Penn College has the best associate degree program in the Northeast.

up-to-date landscaping software
The computer labs at the Earth Science Campus allow the students to access up-to-date landscaping software.


Extensive five-acre plant arboretum, complimented by 15,000 square feet of greenhouse space. College owned equipment includes a backhoe, a front-end loader, a Toro Dingo, and hand and power tools

Sustainable Careers
Landscaping and plant production careers are at the forefront of the "green" movement.

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Jeremy ThorneThe faculty prepare you for all aspects of the green industry. They've nurtured my passion. I've have incredible opportunities at Penn College!

Jeremy Thorne, Landscape/Horticulture Technology: Landscape Emphasis

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Landscape/Horticulture Technology: Landscape Emphasis

  • landscape foreman/supervisor
  • horticultural product marketing and merchandising
  • landscape, field, and production manager
  • arborist/tree care specialist

Landscape/Horticulture Technology: Plant Production Emphasis

  • plant propagator; lead grower
  • greenhouse and nursery production
  • floral shop and garden center manager
  • irrigation technician

Related Major

Applied Management
  • After completing an associate's degree or equivalent coursework, you have the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science degree on the Penn College campus or online via distance learning.

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Sustaining a Dream

One College Avenue Alumni Magazine, Fall 2013Sustainable agriculture makes its home at the Earth Science Center, providing fresh, local, pesticide-free produce for campus eateries. One College Avenue Alumni Magazine, Fall 2013

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Growing Enthusiasm
Alumni share inspiring careers at public garden

One College Avenue Alumni Magazine, Spring 2010 Three recent graduates pursue their passions to the delight of more than 850,000 who each year visit Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square. One College Avenue Alumni Magazine, Spring 2010

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Firm Foundation

One College Avenue Alumni Magazine, Fall 2010Garrett Book went from college dropout to commencement speaker at Penn College. One College Avenue Alumni Magazine, Fall 2010

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Student Projects

Students working on Remembrance Garden on main campus Students working on Remembrance Garden on main campus Students working on Remembrance Garden on main campus Fish pond at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center built by students Hand drawn design Hand drawn design Landscape design using DynaSCAPE software Landscape design using DynaSCAPE software Landscape design using DynaSCAPE software Landscape design using ProLandscape software Landscape design using ProLandscape software using lighting option Landscape design using ProLandscape software Student built conifer garden walkway The Remembrance Garden near the Building Trades Center was created by our Landscape/Horticulture students. Photographed by Justin Shelinski while he was assisting on the project. Student constructed hypertufa fountain Dry laid stone foot bridge built by students

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