Grow a sustainable career in the Green Industry

NSCC’s Horticulture associate degree program prepares students to work in the green industry. Graduates are in demand by businesses such as nurseries, greenhouses and garden centers; landscape designers; parks and golf courses; herb and specialty plant production; organic food producers; and, horticultural equipment supplies and sales. Additionally, knowledge and skills gained with an NSCC degree prepare students for various industry-based certifications. Students will also learn more about issues of sustainability and how these issues affect our communities, the places we live, work and play. NSCC’s Horticulture degree offers a mix of general education and hands-on courses such as:

Landscape Installation & Maintenance

Plants for the New England Landscape

Plant and Soil Science

Fundamental of Plant Health

Urban Tree Care

Environmental Policy

Landscape Design

Introduction to Sustainable Living

Organic and Sustainable Food Production


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Learner Outcomes

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North Shore Community College is an accredited nonprofit institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).