Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree


Horticulture is a combination of science and artistry, sustainability and care. Demand for professionals in this field is high. In just two years, gain the skills to design landscapes, nurture specialty crops, and so much more. Your education is active and fully hands-on. And, your calling becomes a fulfilling career.

What You Learn in Horticulture

Explore and experience a number of horticultural fields of your choice, including greenhouse production, turfgrass management, landscaping, hemp production, and specialty crop production. 

What Can I Do With a Horticulture Degree? 

You have so many options. Use your knowledge of plants and plant science to design inviting and thriving landscapes for homeowners and businesses. Be a turf manager and care for a stadium playing field or a golf course. Take a job with a city or county to beautify parks, nurture wetlands, and bring natural life and color into public works projects.

Open greenhouse or launch a niche farming operation. Lead ground maintenance on a college campus or for a mega-company. 

Take your career on step further. Earn a bachelor’s degree after you leave EICC thanks to our transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities. 

A Solid Foundation

Principles of Horticulture

The basics

Principles of Horticulture

Learn the foundation knowledge for home and production agriculture

Equipment Repair


Equipment Repair

Learn safety, tools, small engine maintenance, and trouble shooting.

Soil Science


Soil Science

Physical, chemical and biological properties. Study formation, classification, and distribution.

Plant ID

Annual or Perennial?

Plant ID

Learn to ID annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs commonly used in the Midwest landscape.

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"With instructors who’ve worked in the industry, career fairs, and hands-on classes, I’ve expanded my knowledge in all areas of agriculture. "
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Agriculture Scholarship

Enroll full-time in one of our Agriculture AAS programs and get an automatic $2,000 scholarship. No need to apply; just watch it come off your tuition bill. Really. The Muscatine Community College Foundation is generously donating up to $50,000 to award to Ag students in the 2024-25 academic year. Be one of 25 students to get the scholarship and a great education, too.

Student GCSAA Horticulture group at national conference


Become involved with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSSA) - the leading professional association for individuals who manage and maintain golf courses. Gain access to industry expertise, educational opportunities, job postings, and more.

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Get Paid to Earn

Our Agriculture programs take hands-on learning to the next level with a paid internship built into your education. EICC Ag students earn money and rack up hours of work experience before graduation. If you look at it that way, you are getting paid to learn.

GSCCA Students at national conference

Have Fun & Travel

Learn from industry experts and enjoy travel opportunities by joining the Horticulture Club. Students have attended conferences in Colorado, California, Florida, and more. Have fun with your peers, network, and build your resume.

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Ag Scholarships Available

Enroll in one of our agriculture programs, then apply for scholarships awarded by EICC foundations, FFA, Growmark, and more. Our goal is for you to achieve yours, and scholarships can help.

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Knock knock. Live here.

MCC offers housing scholarships for students in our Ag programs. Apply now. These campus apartments are a great place to live and learn. Choose a single room or get a roommate and share a two-room suite. Either way, you have plenty of room to kick back and relax with friends. Grab a book and a seat on your couch.

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Your Degree = Success

Complete your education in two years. Qualify for better jobs. Earn a higher salary. Enjoy a better quality of life. The benefits of an associate's degree are impressive and wide-ranging.

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Horticulture: Locations

Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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