Important Notice

Owensboro Community and Technical College will be closed beginning December 20th, 2014 for the holiday break. We will re-open January 5th, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. During the institutional closing interested students may apply online at by clicking APPLY NOW. Any questions during the closing will be handled through the KCTCS Student Service Center at 1-855-5GO-OCTC.


Turn your green thumb into a budding career in Horticulture – the science, technology and business of cultivating plants. Horticulturists may specialize in nurturing gardens, landscapes, forests, or fields. You can find them cultivating crops for food and refining plants for medicine. Graduates of OCTC’s Horticulture Program will get their hands dirty with real life experiences. Our students learn to apply techniques used to improve plant growth, yields and quality. Graduates study traditional science as well as the latest technologies. If you’re an environmentalist at heart, you might just blossom in Horticulture.

Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

  • Horticulture Science Track: 63-68 credit hours
  • Horticulture Business Track: 61-66 credit hours



For course sequence, see the program card.

For graduation requirements, see the academic plan.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.
For more information

Chelsea Williams
(270) 852-8601