About this course
State-of-the-art facilities: The 78-acre Meramec campus features numerous gardens and plant collections which serve as unique outdoor living laboratories. Program facilities also include green houses, outdoor nurseries, and a poly house.
You’ll train in the science and art of horticulture through a combination of classroom theory, laboratory practice and hands-on learning:
- plant identification
- plant propagation
- landscape design
- pest and disease management
- soil science
- plant physiology
- turf management
- horticulture ecology
- sustainable landscape design and management
Expert instruction and networking opportunities: STLCC draws its faculty members from professional ranks. You’ll learn from, and develop relationships with, award-winning professionals who have achieved industry recognition on a national and international basis. Recent faculty recognition includes the International Society of Arboticulture’s International Arborist Award.
Green: STLCC enjoys a close working relationship with the region’s top green industry businesses, as well as the Missouri Botanical Garden, Shaw Nature Reserve, and numerous municipalities. Through guest lectures and field trips students gain firsthand experience, are exposed to leading-edge thinking, and develop a strong foundation in areas such as:
- Organic growing and management methods
- Design trends
You’ll train on one of the most current software products used to design and plan landscape spaces.
Stackable: If you’ve earned a certificate of proficiency in Horticulture, those credits can apply towards your AAS degree.
More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region and the second largest in Missouri.