Environmental Horticulture

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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 can earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or a certificate of proficiency in Environmental Horticulture. 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. 

Spring Quarter

Landscape DesignStudents enrolled in Spring quarter are studying landscape design. This course provides an overview of landscape design principles and elements applied to residential landscaping projects. Students will fully experience the design process as they find a real client, examine site analysis, write up goal statements, and hand draft a complete landscape design. Stop by the Horticulture department anytime to see our students in action!

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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.