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Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and Certificate
The Horticulture Department offers one-year and two-year programs in horticulture. There are four horticultural options: Greenhouse Technology, Aquaponics Production, Specialty Crop Production, and Floral Design. Students will receive a Horticulture degree or certificate that identifies with one of the below focus areas. To receive recognition of a focus area on the student’s transcripts they must complete at least 10 of their elective credits within that focus area.
Where will I learn?
Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) and the International Peace Garden (IPG) have a unique partnership which provides real life, non-traditional learning. Offering horticulture courses for over a century, DCB’s horticulture program includes hands-on elements on the DCB Campus in Bottineau, North Dakota and at the International Peace Garden (IPG) located only 30 minutes north of Bottineau. Located on the 49th parallel, IPG was established as a Horticulture landscape tribute in 1932 as a symbol of a peaceful relationship between the two nations. Classes are held on IPG's 2,339 acres of gardens, grounds and in the greenhouses serving as active classrooms to practice new skills.
How will I learn?
DCB’s Horticulture program allows you to select courses in horticulture tailored to your career needs as a conventional student or someone already working in the field. You have the opportunity to earn a certificate or an Associate of Applied Science degree. Horticulture employers have the ability to send their staff to workshops to refine their horticulture skills.
Students will be able to explore and build the skills needed for their future careers in the diverse Horticulture Industry.
Greenhouse Technology: Prepares students for exciting careers in today’s “green industry”. Students will learn the skills required to work in the greenhouse industries such as: greenhouse production and management, landscape plant management, plant identification and culture, insect and disease identification and control, environmental controls, mechanization, public relations, floral design and retail; and marketing and sales skills.
Aquaponics Production and Management: Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture, the production of marine and freshwater aquatic plants and animals; and hydroponics, the science of growing plants in water or a media other than soil. The Aquaponics Production and Management program prepares students for career opportunities in aquaponics, aquaculture and greenhouse production. The program will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to build, operate and manage an aquaponics system.
Specialty Crop Production: The Specialty Crop Program at Dakota College at Bottineau provides instructional and hands-on learning in the production, harvesting, marketing, and use of specialty crops. Specialty crops include edible fruit, vegetable, and herbs. Students learn about production of food crops grown in the field and high tunnel operations; production of a safe and sustainable food supply; integrated pest management, and good agricultural practices.
Floral Design: Prepares students for the floral industry by exploring and gaining skill in the history of floral design, proper care and the handling and identification of floral materials along with how to arrange, package, and market these materials. Students will be prepared to work in floral retail operation and management.