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Horticulture Transfer FAQ's

Horticulture Transfer

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Length: 2 Years
Award: A.A.

Average Class Size: 18
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus

Q:

What makes this program unique compared to other Horticulture programs?
 

A:

Iowa Western has a large, state-of-the-art greenhouse on campus that allows students to get valuable hands-on experience. In addition, students can also participate in the Horticulture Club and attend leadership conferences.
 

Q:

Which classes should I take in high school to prepare for this program?
 

A:

Students should take any Horticulture or Plant Biology classes that are available, as well as any additional biology and chemistry classes offered by their high school.
 

Q:

Are Iowa Western credits transferrable?
 

A:

Yes. In fact, this program is specifically designed to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Because the majority of Iowa Western students intend to transfer, we offer a variety of resources for our transfer students. To begin your transfer planning early, visit Iowa Western's Transfer Planning web site.

Q:

Do I have to follow the recommended course sequence?
 

A:

No, you can take most courses in any order you like, and you can enroll part-time or full-time. However, the program chair recommends that students follow this sequence as closely as possible. The program is designed to allow students to graduate in two years while completing the credits required for most Bachelor degree programs at four-year colleges and universities.
 

Q:

Are scholarships available?
 

A:

Iowa Western awards more than $1.5 million in scholarships each year. Visit our Scholarship Page for more information.