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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.
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.
The Environmental Horticulture Department at Lake Washington Institute of Technology is excited to offer a new Certificate of Completion in Sustainable Landscape Technologies. This certificate includes the following one credit courses for 2019-2020 academic year:
Potential students can work toward their certificate, or can register for individual courses of interest. There are no prerequisites, so a student can begin taking courses during fall, winter, or spring quarter. All courses also offer continuing education credits (ecoPRO, CPH, LIC, IA, ISA, WSDA) for those professionals who hold certifications and licenses applicable to the course topic.
1/8 – 1/29, Wednesdays,
12 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Natalie Jones, restoration biologist, Tacoma Water
This course focuses on the following sustainable landscape practices
and principles: conventional vs. organic landscaping, management of
healthy soils, landscaping for habitat assessment & restoration, and
stormwater management (rain gardens, bioswales and catchment
2/5 – 2/26, Wednesdays,
12 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Barbara DeCaro, Horticulturist and Senior Environmental Analyst, Seattle Parks and Recreation
This course focuses on sustainable commercial and residential landscape assessment
including ecological and economic concerns, low impact development, pollution mitigation, efficient
water use, wildlife attraction, urban forest preservation, and solutions for problem areas.
3/7 – 3/14, Saturdays,
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To be announced
This course covers sustainable hardscape materials and installation practices, with focus on water conservation and storm water management. The course also covers natural and manufactured products, recycled products, green building certifications, and ordinances/policies that affect hardscape installation.
New students must apply for admission to the college before registering for the class. If you apply in person you can do both steps at once. If you are a returning student, you can register online with your student ID number. If you would like to register the first day of class, please let us know in advance. Cost is approximately $130 for each class.
If you have any questions about these classes or need help with registration, please call the LWTech Horticulture Department at (425) 739-8279 or email email@example.com. We would love to assist you!
Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon-Fri, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sat, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.