According to the Huffington Post, Washington has the second-highest number of wineries than any other state in the nation. It also ranks third in overall wine production. With this distinction, it makes sense that one of the biggest winemaking degrees in the country would also be located at a community college in Washington. However, Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla, Washington, isn’t the only school to capitalize on the need for trained workers in the wine industry. Other schools in the state, as well as in Oregon, have also provided training programs for local wineries.
Grow interested in just a few examples of the many horticulture programs available across the country, as well as the career opportunities you can explore with a two-year degree or certification in this field.
- Education – Teach at the community college or university level.
- Research – Conduct research through universities or companies involved in horticulture.
- Entrepreneur – Own your own nursery, landscape design company or winery.
- Parks – Become a part of botanical gardens, learning gardens or public parks and museums.
- Public Service – Work in non-profit organizations or extension offices.
- Golf and Sports – Design or manage golf courses, athletic fields or country clubs.
- Production – Create an inventory for nurseries or landscape companies.
- Landscape Design – Create beautiful outdoor spaces for commercial and residential properties.
- Communication – Educate others about horticulture through mass media like radio and print publications.
- Marketing – Promote nurseries, landscape companies or non-profits involved with horticulture.
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