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Horticulture, Land Systems and Management

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

The HLSM program establishes a hands on learning environment which enhances workplace and interpersonal skills by promoting the knowledge of proper plant care and maintenance and the knowledge of plant structures and functions while meeting current industry needs and evaluation of environmental impact of choices made.

The HLSM Program has a wide range of classes which can prepare students for various careers including: Floral Design,  Greenhouse Production, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance,  Nursery Technician,  Small Market Animal and Vegetable Production,Tree Care, Turfgrass Maintenance.

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 plants

  • 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

  • Grounds Maintenance (HLGCC) - career certificate; prepares students to enter into a grounds management position where a student will be able to install and care for plants and hardscapes  
  • Landscape Design (HLLCC) - career certificate; prepares students to enter into the field of landscape design 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

Thomas Bruning, 531-MCC-2560
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.
Find Horticulture job opportunities in the Omaha area.