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Advanced Certificates

Upon completing the Level 1 Horticulture Certificate Program, students can work towards additional Advanced Certificates.  Courses can count towards multiple Advanced Certificates simultaneously.  The letters in parenthesis denote which certificates courses qualify.

(AH) Advanced Horticulture

An Advanced Certificate in Horticulture expands a student's horticulture knowledge and can be customized to the individual needs of the advanced student.  Elective courses cover specific topics in horticulture and will vary from year to year.

Prerequisite: Level 1 Certificate in Horticulture 

Certificate Requirements: 70 hours of qualifying courses

Fall 2018 Courses that qualify: 

Spring 2018 Courses that qualify:


(LD) Landscape Design

The Advanced Certificate in Landscape Design prepares students for a career in garden design.  Coursework covers drafting, landscape history, site analysis, and landscape design from creative concept to completed design plan, including schematic drawings and planting plans.

Prerequisite: Level 1 Certificate in Horticulture

Certificate Requirements: 70 hours of qualifying courses

Fall 2018 Courses that qualify:

Spring 2019 Courses that qualify:


(SLS) Sustainable Land Stewardship

The Advanced Certificate in Sustainable Land Stewardship prepares gardeners and landcare professionals for the ever increasing demand for sustainable, easily maintained landscapes.  Courses will focus on ecologically-sensitive gardening practices suited to our region, and efficient use of land for both ornamental and self-sustaining purposes.  Elective courses cover specific topics in horticulture and will vary from year to year.

Prerequisite: Level 1 Certificate in Horticulture

Certificate Requirements: 70 hours of qualifying courses

Fall 2018 Courses that qualify:

Spring 2019 Courses that qualify:


(NP) Native Plant Landscapes

The Advanced Certificate in Native Plant Landscapes will focus on designing gardens and landscapes using plants native to the Berkshire region and the adjacent tri-state area.  Elective courses cover specific topics in horticulture and will vary from year to year.

Prerequisite: Level 1 Certificate in Horticulture

Certificate Requirements: 70 hours of qualifying courses

Fall 2018 Courses that qualify:

Spring 2019 Courses that qualify:

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