The following is a list of community colleges and four-year colleges and universities that provide programs focused on the PA green industry.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Chatham offers two unique Landscape Design degree programs emphasizing the relationship between environmental issues and the design, installation, maintenance, and restoration of landscapes. The college offers a Master of Landscape Architecture degree and a Master of Landscape Design & Development degree. These programs are enriched through ties with Chatham's Rachel Carson Institute and its connection to green organizations in the region, through the college campus' status as a registered arboretum, and through a strong relationship with the Environmental Studies program at the college.
Delaware Valley University
700 East Butler Avenue
Doylestown PA 18901-2697
Delaware Valley University offers numerous agricultural programs, including: Agronomy and Environmental Sciences (Environmental Science, Turf Management, Crop Science), Horticulture (Plant Sciences & Biotechnology, Commercial Crop Production & Marketing/Plant Health Management),and Ornamental Horticulture & Environmental Design (Environmental Design, Floriculture & Nursery Production and Marketing, Landscape Contracting & Management).
One College Green
LaPlume, PA 18440
Keystone College, located just ten minutes northeast of Scranton, offers an Associate of Science degree in Landscape Architecture. Selected science courses include: General Botany, Graphics/CAD, General Zoology, Pre-Calculus, and Co-op Education. Suggested Free Electives for Landscape Architecture students include: Art History Survey, Drawing and Composition, Two-dimensional Design, Three-dimensional Design, and Fundamentals of Photography.
Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701
PCT offers an Associate of Applied Science degree with a curriculum that prepares graduates for a wide variety of jobs in ornamental horticulture. There are two emphasis offered in the Landscape/Horticulture Technology program - Landscape emphasis or Plant Production Emphasis. Penn College graduates may transfer into advanced-degree programs at other colleges and universities.
Pennsylvania State University
College of Agricultural Sciences
101 Ag Administration Bldg
University Park, PA 16802
Penn State University has an entire college of agriculture-related four-year degree programs, including Agroecology, Golf Course Turfgrass Management, Horticulture, Landscape Contracting, Plant Sciences and Turfgrass Science. There are also programs in Landscape Architecture through their College of Arts and Architecture.
Temple University – Ambler College
580 Meetinghouse Road
Ambler, PA 19002
Temple University offers two Bachelor of Science degrees, one Associate of Science degree and three certificate programs in the field of horticulture and landscape architecture. Bachelor programs include: Landscape Architecture and Horticulture; the associate program is in Horticulture; and the certificate programs are in Floral Design, Horticulture Therapy, and Landscape Plants.
Westmoreland County Community College
400 Armbrust Road
Youngwood, Pennsylvania 15697-1895
WCCC offers Associate’s degrees in Floriculture, Landscape Design, Installation and Maintenance, and Turgrass Management. Many certificate programs are also availabe. The college is, located approximately 5 minutes south of Greensburg in western Pennsylvania.
Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades
106 South New Middletown Road
Media, PA 19063
The goal of the comprehensive training given in the Horticulture program is to prepare students to enter the Horticulture Industry and to advance quickly into management and supervisory positions. Through experience and support courses, students will also be able to own and manage horticulture and landscaping businesses of their own.
The graduates of the program are well prepared to enter the horticulture industry at entry-level supervisory/foreman management positions and to work for a variety of employers , including tree care companies, landscape design/build firms, grounds departments, private estates, golf courses, public gardens, and arboreta..