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.

New! 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.

Sustainable Landscape Technologies Series

The sustainable landscape technologies classes at LWTech are designed with working professionals in mind, to expand skills and keep up to date on the latest practices in the industry. Most classes are held one afternoon a week for four to five weeks. No prerequisites are required. These courses count toward continuing education units for LIC, CPH, IA and ecoPRO certifications. They include Irrigation, plant selection and installation, sustainable landscapes, and plant health care and are offered fall, winter, and spring quarters. Call today for more information! (425) 739-8279

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Gainful Employment

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 require institutions to report aggregated information for students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). These regulations include the disclosure of tuition and fees, books and supplies, on-campus room and board, number of students completing the program, median student loan debt, and job placement rates which must be available to all prospective students. Below lists disclosures for Title IV eligible certificates offered within this academic program. Please visit LWTech's Gainful Employment page for more details.