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A Career in Horticulture

horticulture departmentThere are numerous opportunities for a career in Horticulture. The Horticulture Program at Bergen provides for the majority of skills needed for those careers and the opportunity to transfer to higher learning institutions as well.

Students in the program will be trained to enter careers such as an: Arborist, Botanical Garden Landscaper, Commercial Grower/Propagator, Estate or Grounds Manager, Floral Designer, Floral Shop Owner/Manager, Garden Center Manager, Greenhouse Manager, Interior Plantscaper, Horticulture Sales and Marketing Specialist, Landscape Construction Specialist, Landscape Contractor, Landscape Designer, Lawn Care Specialist, Nurseryman, Plant Diagnostician, Turfgrass Manager, and more.

Graduates who choose to continue their career for a 4-year degree can transfer to a wide range of other colleges. The additional training can help them advance in any of the above careers, as well as make them eligible for careers as a: Botanist, Consultant, Horticultural Therapist, Landscape Architect, Plant Breeder or Plant Pathologist.

Our facilities and our faculty offer a unique hands-on learning experience not available at many other learning institutions.

Bergen Community College Horticulture Program
Ender Hall Room E-177
Phone (201) 447-7955
E-Mail: horticulture@bergen.edu