Environmental Horticulture


Our Spring Plant Sale is Back!

April 14 - May 14, 2021

Visit plantsale.lwtech.edu to order online and schedule a pick-up between April 14 and May 14, 2021. We are growing all of our old favorites and even a few new ones for you to enjoy!

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LWTech is OPEN for Learning this Spring.

LWTech is open for in-person, hybrid, and online learning this Spring. Register today!

  • On-campus classes, with hands-on learning
  • Hybrid learning with online lectures, combined with hands-on labs, on campus
  • Online with live Zoom classes
  • The same excellent wrap around student support
  • Transferable GenEd and lower division credits

Class Schedule

The Environmental Horticulture program will be offering online and onsite courses four days a week in the Spring quarter of 2021. Tuesday and Friday on Campus and Monday and Thursday online. 

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student's responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student might be required to complete may increase the program length.

View the 2021 Spring Quarter Schedule

About Environmental Horticulture

The Environmental Horticulture program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology provides high quality instruction and hands-on learning experiences in the field of horticulture. Students complete the program ready to compete for jobs in the Seattle area and beyond. This includes working in landscape maintenance, landscape design, greenhouse growing, retail and wholesale nurseries and more. Students will have a broad base of knowledge and practical experiences as they learn what it takes to be an industry leader, use critical thinking skills and understand sustainable horticultural practices.

Students at LWTech can earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, a certificate of completion in Environmental Horticulture - Midpoint, a certificate of proficiency in Environmental Horticulture, and a certificate in Growing. Core horticulture classes for either degree can be completed in four quarters. This is a cohort program by design, which allows students to follow the same classmates and instructor together until graduation. The cohort program provides a unique opportunity for students at LWTech to build a tight-knit network of like-minded professional horticulturists. The Environmental Horticulture program meets four days a week, six hours a day on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Don't have time for the entire program? Try the Growing Certificate!

 In just eight months gain the skills you need to grow plants in a busy greenhouse environment. Learn about plant propagation, pest management, lighting, fertilization, and plant and soil science. Learn in a hands-on, real-world setting about the production and care of plants in two large professional greenhouses. To find out more contact Chris Smith.

See the full Growing Certificate of Completion curriculum in the college catalog.

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