Are you looking for a career that combines art and science, provides a balance between physical and intellectual work, and gets you out of the office and in contact with nature? Consider landscape horticulture.

The SSC Landscape Horticulture Program provides:

  • Immediate job skills
  • The program combines lecture, hands-on application, field trips and projects.
  • Arboretum - a 5-acre outdoor classroom and laboratory.
  • Greenhouse nursery production facility
  • Retail Garden Center
  • Industry internships
  • Annual hiring event
  • International internship opportunities at the Royal Horticultural Society Garden—Harlow Carr northern England. See internship details.

General Information

New Courses In:
  • Permaculture
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Edibles
  • Irrigation Training

Resources Available to Students

  • Instructors with industry experience; provide career guidance as part of the educational process.
  • Campus Arboretum - 5-acre outdoor classroom on site.
  • LHO Facilities - greenhouse, nursery and retail garden center.
  • Internship Program - provides industry work experience and networking.
  • SSCC Career Development Services has postings of job opportunities and internships in the industry, and can help with resume preparation.

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Phone: (206) 934-6718


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