The field of horticulture offers many exciting and challenging careers. Nationally, horticulture is a major employer and includes jobs in garden centers, greenhouses, grounds maintenance firms, park systems, sports complexes, and private grounds. Persons working in horticulture may also be self-employed. The Horticulture Assistant Certificate will acquaint students with the field of horticulture. Students will learn basic horticultural procedures. Some graduates may choose to enter the work force upon completion of this certificate while others may continue on for a diploma or an AAS degree. Program costs listed below are approximate, and books and other fees are not included for general education coursework.