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Program Overview

Advanced Horticulture Certificate (Landscape & Horticulture Technician C.C.C)

Horticulturists apply their knowledge, skills, and technologies used to grow intensively produced plants for human food and non-food uses and for personal or social needs. Their work involves plant propagation and cultivation with the aim of improving plant growth, yields, quality, nutritional value, and resistance to insects, diseases, and environmental stresses. They work as gardeners, growers, therapists, designers, and technical advisors in the food and non-food sectors of horticulture.

The advanced horticulture certificate instructs you in plant physiology and growth, plant nutrition and fertilization, plant classification, integrated pest control, pruning and shaping plants, maintenance of landscape trees and shrubs, golf course turf maintenance, and equipment maintenance.


Florida Gateway College Online

Testing Entrance Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma or GED certificate,
  • Submit an application to FGC


Classes are delivered online.

GCO 1402 – Turfgrass Science (3 Credits)

GCO 2441 – Integrated Pest Management I (3 Credits)

GCO 2442C – Integrated Pest Management II (3 Credits)

GCO 2601 – Materials Calculations (3 Credits)


  • Tuition: $3,099.60
  • Books & Supplies: $150 books and $300 other
  • Total: $3,549.60




Job Placement Rate


Average Enrollment

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Careers at a Glance

Starting Salaries

Median Salary: $40,161

Employment Opportunities

This is an excellent certificate for those who already work or aspire to work in the horticulture industry.  This certificate may help you get a start in horticultural management positions and promotions.  These positions include lower to middle management of plant and tree nurseries, farming, golf course maintenance, lawn care, and both residential and commercial gardening.

In addition, to initiating or advancing careers as water and wastewater treatment operators, graduates can work for private companies as well as local,
state, and federal agencies as environmental sampling technicians, water analysis,
monitoring technicians, and more.

Program Details

Admission Requirements

Students must have a high school diploma or GED® certificate and have a submitted application to FGC.

Gold Standard Career Pathways Statewide Articulation Agreement

1.   To be eligible for articulation, the student must show evidence of their current Certified Horticulture Professional certification (FNGLA) and it must have been issued within three (3) years prior to their enrollment in the program.

2.   Guarantees the minimum award of course credits or a block of credit toward the above advanced program is 6 hours of credit.