Step outside your garden and become a Professional Horticulturalist.

Degree requirement: Bachelor's degree required
Semester: Spring, fall
Program length: 3 university courses
Format: Online
Estimated Cost: $6,534-$8,712

Program Requirements

  • Complete one 500-level approved course
  • Complete two 400-level approved courses (at least 2 credit hours or more)
  • Complete two Horticulture courses (HORT)
  • Complete one approved course within the College of ACES
  • Take courses for academic credit and earn a "B" or better for all courses

Coursework cannot be used to qualify for multiple certificates but can count towards an Online Master's Degree.

Tuition

Estimated tuition and fees for the Professional Development Certificate depend on the number of courses and hours taken. See Illinois Online for tuition and fee information.

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Get started today!

Use the form below to express your interest in pursuing a certificate. Once accepted, you will receive an email with further instructions for registration.

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Certificate Completion

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Upon completing your required coursework, you will need to submit a completion request for your certificate. Once we have verified that you have met the requirements, your certificate will be printed off.

Certificate completion form

Department Contact

D.K. Lee
Director of Online Programs
D.K. Lee