Plant Science and Agricultural Technology
The A.S. degree in Plant Science and Agricultural Technology at Valencia College, focuses on landscape design, construction and maintenance; horticulture greenhouse and nursery operations; or sustainable agriculture edible crop production. The A.A. transfer plan provides the foundational science courses you’ll need to transfer to a four-year horticulture program. Learn about everything from plant propagation to greenhouse construction through labs, field trips, internships and greenhouses on both East and West campuses.
You’ll also have an opportunity to get hands-on experience at the college’s rooftop hydroponic and aquaponics garden in Winter Garden. The 3,000-square-foot garden features 1,500-gallon tanks brimming with fish, above which hang hydroponic gardens filled with varieties of lettuce and herbs. Get a first-hand look at a wide range of topics—from different fertilizers and insect pests to aquaculture and hydroponics. Training in urban agriculture is a movement that continues to grow and provides you with various career opportunities to make your mark on the future of agriculture.
Programs & Degrees
Associate in Arts Transfer Plan
Transfer Plans are designed to prepare students to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior. The courses listed in the plans are the common prerequisites required for the degree. They are placed within the general education requirements and/or the elective credits. Specific universities may have additional requirements, so it is best check your transfer institution catalog and meet with a Valencia College advisor.
Associate in Science
The A.S. degree prepares you to enter a specialized career field in about two years. It also transfers to the Bachelor of Applied Science program offered at some universities. If the program is “articulated,” it will also transfer to a B.A. or B.S. degree program at a designated university.
A certificate prepares you to enter a specialized career field or upgrade your skills for job advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less. Credits earned can be applied toward a related A.S. degree program.
- Landscape and Horticulture Professional
- Landscape and Horticulture Specialist
- Landscape and Horticulture Technician
Continuing Education provides non-degree, non-credit programs including industry-focused training, professional development, language courses, certifications and custom course development for organizations. Day, evening, weekend and online learning opportunities are available.