Hort Center

The new RCTC Heintz Center Horticulture Technology Center (completed fall 2002) includes:

  • 11,200+ sq. ft. of classroom/lab space (compared with 3,050 sq. ft. previously)
  • 4,800 + sq. ft. of greenhouse space (compared with 1,000 sq. ft. previously)
  • 7,450 + sq. ft. of remodeled staff/resource space

Horticulture Program Timeline:

1991 1992 1994 2000 2001 2002
University of Minnesota-Waseca ends its horticulture program. Rochester Community and Technical College introduces Horticulture Technology program, using instructional lab space in a remodeled culinary arts kitchen. Students and staff build a hoop house, a 1,000 sq. ft. temporary greenhouse, for growing plants. The project takes a month to complete. RCTC's $4.5 million request for a horticulture center is approved by the state legislature. In June, ground is broken on the project. In August, horticulture students began classes in the facility.

RCTC Gardens


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