Horticulture AS - Agricultural Production Systems

Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge in the areas of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and oral/written communication along with a basic understanding of agriculture consistent with standards set for baccalaureate degrees. Students in this program will have access to a commercial scale greenhouse, high tunnel and Nebraska State Arboretum. You will also have the option to transfer to a four year insitution to complete your bachelor's degree.


  • Landscape Design Specialist
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Landscape Company Owner
  • Landscape Company Manager
  • Greenhouse Assistant
  • Nursery Manager
  • and many more!

Courses Offered

Horticulture Specialization (Choose 24 credits)

  • ABM 2903: Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • ACT 1103 Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACT 1203 Accounting II (3 credits)
  • AGR 1203 Principles of Soils (3 credits)
  • AGR 1201 Soils Lab (1 credit)
  • AGR 2304 Soil Fertility (4 credits)
  • ECN 1203 Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECN 1303 Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • HSL 1073 Landscape Plants I (3 credits)
  • HSL 1103 Plant Propagation (3 credits)
  • HSL 1173 Landscape Plants II (3 credits)
  • HSL 2283 Landscape Management (3 credits)

Advisor Guided Electives (14 credits)

    Associate of Science Core (26 credits)

        Associated Clubs and Teams

        • Horticulture Club
        • Crops Judging Team
        • Collegiate 4-h/FFA

        Featured Student

        Aaron Jensen Agronomy Major
        "I chose to come to NCTA because I wanted to learn more about crop production. NCTA was recommended to me by my FFA Advisor. He mentioned the great education he received here. NCTA was a place where I could learn hands on with great professors. I also like the small town atmosphere that we have in the town of Curtis."