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LEARN MORE ONLINE Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Fact sheets and detailed information are available online. For a complete listing of all CLC programs, visit clcillinois.edu/academics

SAMPLE CAREERS Horticulture: Arborist: As a “tree doctor,” diagnose and manage tree insects and diseases; maintain pruning and other preventive maintenance.

Florists and floral shop owner: Create eye-opening arrangements of live and artificial flowers. Manage employees, inventory, marketing and more.

Forester: Help keep forests free from disease, harmful insects and damaging wildfires. This career requires at least a four-year degree. Landscape contractor: Beautify interior and exterior landscapes by designing flower beds, shrubbery, ponds and more. Landscape designer: Design outdoor spaces that are attractive and functional. Unlike a landscape architect, who focuses on site engineering, a landscape designer usually concentrates on flower and plant-related design aspects.

Natural areas manager: Help preserve land in its natural state, maintaining native plant and animal species. clcillinois.edu/programs/hrt

WHAT DO THEY EARN? Occupation

Educational Level

Median Salary

Bachelor’s degree

$62,500

Floral Designer

Associate degree or certificate

$23,800

Natural Areas Manager

Bachelor’s degree

$56,900

Landscape Architect

(for conservation scientist)

*Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees were not designed for transfer to four-year schools. However, courses in A.A.S. programs may transfer to specific institutions. See clcillinois.edu/info/transfer/aas for details.

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