Are you interested in plants? Want to learn about landscape design?

Get started with a career in the horticulture field! This program prepares you for many career options in what is often referred to as the "green industry". You will gain practical skills to work as a nursery person, arborist, landscape technician, and irrigation designer. We offer a variety of certificates that prepare you for state licenses, industry certificates, and transfer to a four-year college or university.

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Career Opportunities

The horticulture program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

  • Urban Forester
  • Nursery and Greenhouse Manager
  • Landscaping Supervisor
  • Tissue Culture Propagator

With additional education:

  • Agriculture Advisor
  • Plant  or Soil Scientist
  • Plant Geneticist
  • IPM Advisor

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.