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Horticulture, Land Systems, and Management

What is 'Horticulture, Land Systems and Management'? (HLSM)

Horticulture prepares students for careers in the nursery and landscaping business by focusing on growth and use of greenhouse crops, flower crops, bedding crops, foliage plants, ornamentals, propagation, planting and harvesting of plants.

Program Descriptions

Horticulture, Land Systems and Management (HLAAS)

  • Floriculture (HLMFO) - associate in applied science, focuses on the production, handling, sale, and use of greenhouse crops, flower crops, bedding crops and foliage plants

  • Grounds Management (HLMGO) - associate in applied science; focuses on the care, identification, installation and maintenance of plants and hardscapes

  • Horticulture Management (HLMHO) - associate in applied science; focuses on the management of production, handling, sale and use of plants

  • Landscape Design (HLMLO) - associate in applied science; focuses on design and the use of technology in relation to the land

  • Small Market Farming (HLMSO) - associate in applied science; focuses on the management and production, handling, sale and use of plant

  • Horticulture (HLHCE) - certificate of achievement; provides job readiness for entry-level positions in horticulture

  • Arboriculture (HLACC) - career certificate; prepares students to enter into a tree care and landscape maintenance career field

  • Floriculture (HLFCC) - career certificate; prepares students to enter into the florist industry or floral design field

  • Landscape Design (HLLCC) - career certificate; prepares students to enter into the landscape maintenance and entry-level design career field
  • Nursery and Landscape Management (HLNCC) - career certificate; prepares students to enter into greenhouse, landscape maintenance and nursery management fields 

  • Plant Production and Propagation (HLPCC) - career certificate; prepares students to enter into greenhouse production and management and nursery production and management career field.


Is it for you?

If you enjoy plants, flowers and landscaping, horticulture is for you. The Fort Omaha Campus is the site of a statewide arboretum which provides a dynamic plan to study and learn.

Jobs and Salary Expectations

Positions with other experience can pay more than $40,000 per year.

Horticulture Faculty and Staff

Kristina Engler 531-MCC-2310
Jeana Svoboda 531-MCC-2311

Credit Classes and Registration

For more information, visit Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Horticulture.
For related degree options, visit Culinary Arts or Hospitality.
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Find Horticulture job opportunities in the Omaha area.

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "Prepares students for Gainful Employment in a recognized occupation."  The following are Gainful Employment program(s), meaning they are certificate program(s) that are intended to lead directly to employment.  We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

Horticulture, Land Systems, and Management - Horticulture (HLHCE) - Certificate of Achievement
Arboriculture (HLACC) - Career Certificate
Floriculture (HLFCC) - Career Certificate
Grounds Management (HLGCC) - Career Certificate
Landscape Design (HLLCC) - Career Certificate
Nursery and Landscape Management (NRMCC) - Career Certificate
Plant Production and Propagation (HLPC1) - Career Certificate
Small Market Farming (HLSCC) - Career Certificate