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Certificate in Horticulture

Certificate in Horticulture

The online horticulture certificate is for high school students, undergraduates, graduates, master gardeners, naturalists, and anyone interested in the production of plants, fruits, crops, medicinal plants, and vegetables.


Tailor your coursework and education based on your interests. Our program offers three specializations within the Certificate.

  • Plants and people
  • Sustainable production
  • Horticultural science

How to Get Started

Complete this form to initiate the process of working towards a certificate in horticulture. After submitting the form, a member of the Online Programs Team will contact you with more information.

Certificate Form


  • Complete a minimum of 12 hours
  • Complete at least two courses at the 100, 200, or 300 level
  • Complete at least 6 hours at the 400 level

Coursework cannot be used to qualify for multiple certificates.

How to Register for an Online Course

Students wanting to take classes for non-academic credit register through Illinois Online. Non-academic credit students are assessed on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis, and must perfom satisfactory in each course. Classes will count towards the Certificate, but do not earn college academic credit and will not appear on a transcript.

Horticulture Certificate students wanting to earn academic credit register through Illinois Online. All courses taken for Academic credit must earn a C or better.


Estimated tuition and fees for the Certificate in Horticulture depend on the course level and the number of hours taken. See Illinois Online for tuition and fee information.

Students can also take classes as non-credit and still earn a Certificate. Non-credit tuition and fees are $500 per course.

Printing your Certificate

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete this form to request your Certificate in Horticulture. Once completed, we will confirm all requirements are met and send your certificate in the mail.

Certificate Form

Questions About Our Online Program?

Contact Dr. A. Lane Rayburn
Online Programs Coordinator

Contact Dianne Carson
Graduate Program Assistant Coordinator